Post-Falklands Margaret Thatcher once fought ‘the enemy within’ (Scargillite militancy)… Cameron’s Conservatives are fighting ‘the tosser within’ (the conniving parasite who apparently lives inside all of us – encouraging us to get into terrible debt). ‘The tosser within’ is the star of the first video on the Conservative Party’s new social responsibility website – Sort-It.co.uk. It builds on the ideas just announced by George Osborne to tackle the huge problem of personal indebtedness. The website declares:
"We’ve decided that rather than doing what political parties have always done – criticising each other and making promises about what they would do if they got elected – we’d like to try and make a difference now. Why should we wait until we’re in government to start changing things? That’s the idea behind www.sort-it.co.uk. To create an online home for a whole bunch of issues, with practical things that you can do to make a difference. We’ve kicked things off with the issue of personal debt, and will add other issues on a regular basis."
ConservativeHome think it’s a terrific idea – as well executed as WebCameron and helpful in bringing alive the Tory commitment to tackle social problems such as personal debt.