Monday, April 25, 2005

A Return to Thatcherism?

Well, you have to hand it to the BBC, only they could possibly run a headline "Labour invoke Thatcher memories" with it's negative connotations of poll tax riots only for Gordon Brown to suggest that she would be "appalled" by the Conservatives current economic pledges. It can only be a couple of weeks since Tony Blair said Howard Flight's comments showed the Tories had a hidden agenda to return to Thatcherism. So are they or aren't they?

I suggest that this is another dog-whistle policy. It appeals to wavering Conservatives who look on Mrs. Thatcher's period in office with affection whilst demonstrating that Labour know good economic management when they see it!!

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