The Right are great at intellectualising ideas, whereas the Left are better at campaigning. We need to turn our work into campaigns.
Even Miliband supporters are starting to fret about his shrinking advantage.
We know that a price freeze will push up prices and curtail investment. So here are three ways that the Conservatives can tackle the problem of rapidly rising bills.
One of the best ways to improve the cost of living is by improving skills. It means that those looking for work will get better jobs, and better pay.
It can be achieved by doing what Conservatives do best – ensuring a fair minimum wage, lower tax for lower earners, and simplifying the tax system.
Transparency in fuel pricing, cutting fuel duty and ensuring fair competition would do much to alleviate the cost of motoring.
New ways of finding and recruiting supporters offer an alternative to declining party membership.
Creating the conditions for all this won’t be easy. In one sense, it won’t even be conservative, at least with a small c. Indeed, it will be anti-establishment.
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