quarta-feira, janeiro 21, 2004
Infelizmente dizem respeito a Inglaterra.
Conservatives seek return to Thatcherite principles
Thatcherite principles of enterprise, competition, low taxation and free markets will be championed by Michael Howard to regain policy ground the Tories believe they have surrendered to Labour.
Dr Liam Fox, the party chairman, will tonight set out to reclaim the political philosophy that led to limits on the power of trade unions, greater home-ownership and privatisations.
He will use a speech to entrepreneurs to flesh out the principles announced by Mr Howard, the Conservative leader, in his "I believe" declaration this month. Dr Fox will call on the party to return to the "language of conservatism", which he said had been "hijacked" by Labour.
He highlighted the use of "markets", of "competition", of "freedom" as words that used to be associated with the Tories.
"There are many who believe that these arguments are self evident. They forget that the battle for the freedom of ideas and the ideas of freedom must be fought and won with every new generation. For many younger voters, they will be hearing this message of liberation conservatism for the first time," he said.
"The party has a proud history and has done more than any other party to help mould our country," he will say. "Now we need to bring the principles, the philosophy and beliefs that have helped us do so much in the past to bear on the problems that beset today's Britain."
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