Tories must start listening to ordinary voters, not their old school chums – Telegraph – David Davis MP

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English: DAVOS/SWITZERLAND, 29JAN10 – David Cameron, Leader of the Conservative Party, United Kingdom, speaks during the session ‘Rethinking Government Assistance’ in the Congress Centre of the Annual Meeting 2010 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 29, 2010. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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David Davis MP (Conservative). (Photo: Robert ...

David Davis MP (Conservative). (Photo: Robert Sharp / English PEN) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is a good article by David Davis MP, reflecting on the results of last week’s local elections where the UK Independent Party gained so strongly. It’s worth a read. Check it out!

via Tories must start listening to ordinary voters, not their old school chums – Telegraph.

Although a life-long Tory voter, I lost faith in the Conservative Party when David Davis failed to secure the leadership against David Cameron. At the time, I felt that David Cameron was a light-weight, privileged, and out of touch with reality of ordinary people. Regular readers of this blog will know that my misgivings about David Cameron’s leadership have increased.

David Davis is self-made, like the late Margaret Thatcher, and closer to ordinary people than David Cameron and George Osborne. David Davis argues:

We have to do more to help conventional families through the hard times, including serious tax breaks for married couples. We should start cutting taxes to regenerate the economy, indeed we should have started years ago when it had more chance of working before the election.

The UK is not part of the Euro and can easily reflate the UK economy without recourse to Berlin and Bruxelles. The question surely:

Do David Cameron and George Osborne have the stomach for a full U-turn to reflate the economy or are they just hanging on for dear life?

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