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Oct 2, 2005 3:16 am


How the Conservatives Can Defeat Blair and Win the Next Election



Simon Jenkins calls for"Conservative libertarianism" in London's Sunday Times.

Jenkins is author of Accountable to None: The Tory Nationalization of Britain (London: Hamish Hamilton, 1995; New York: Penguin, 1996), a telling critique of Margaret Thatcher and John Major who, even as they privatized many economic activities, centralized decision-making with the national government.

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Sudha Shenoy - 10/2/2005

Simon Jenkins is brilliant, as always. But such consistency to principles is too much for Tories to swallow: it means they'd have to _think_,for heaven's sake!!! All they really know is that they want power, too -- but beyond that, they cannot go. It'll require another Margaret Thatcher to get them back into office -- but to what end? since they have no principles ('dogmatism') & can't think anyway...