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MYSTERY PERSON 1

  • "[We must] embrace the choice agenda, so crucial to the reform of public services.”
  • “Britain’s centralised state is not well designed to mirror the private sector’s ability to innovate.”

MYSTERY PERSON 2

  • “It must be accepted that the primary source of meaningful political legitimacy in the EU remains the nation state.”
  • “There is a powerful argument for a prolonged pause in the institutional development of the EU.”
  • “There is a compelling case to curtail the EU in its responsibility in the social policy sphere.”

MYSTERY PERSON 3

  • “Private prisons are in many cases delivering better value for money and can deliver better outcomes too.”
  • “Prison…is notably successful in protecting law-abiding citizens from criminal acts while offenders are in prison.”
  • “There is no obvious reason why much of social legislation needs to be coordinated on an EU basis.”
  • “The NHS remains an organisation beset by failure."
  • “Choice, competition and consumer power can deliver a better deal for all our citizens.”

MYSTERY PERSON 4

  • “All regulations and regulatory bodies should have a modest fixed life after which any continued mandate has to be legislated from scratch.”

If noone correctly identifies the individuals by 3pm I’ll unmask the four individuals then…

3.15pm update

Mystery person 1 is Ed Davey MP, 2 is Nick Clegg MP, 3 is David Laws MP and 4 is Vince Cable MP.

And the moral of this exercise…?

Is it (a) the words of politicians are meaningless or is it (b) that the Orange Book LibDems could be suitable issue-by-issue partners for the Conservative Party?

Related link: Tory members reject LibDem policies

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