"Stand up and lead the way in getting people involved in a massive grassroots debate on the future of our country!"
Today I was speaking with someone who was still under the delusion that all political parties are the same. Tomorrow, David Cameron is to make a speech making clear that once Blair has finally gone, "The British people will have a clear choice. A choice between two different visions of society. A choice between two different approaches to running the country. And a choice between the old and the new politics." He explains:
"Social responsibility means that every time we see a problem, we don’t just ask what government can do. We ask what people can do, what society can do. That’s the big difference between us and Gordon Brown. His answer to crime, his answer to education, his answer to everything - is a top-down government scheme. Whatever the issue, whatever the challenge, whatever the circumstances, under Gordon Brown all we’ll get is “he knows best” politics, as he sits as his desk expecting a grateful nation to wait with bated breath for the latest master-plan to emerge.He will conclude with a challenge, "We will soon be launching Stand Up, Speak Up – a chance for everyone in this country to get involved in shaping the next Conservative manifesto. We hear a lot about political apathy these days. Well I want all of you here and all our Conservative friends around the country to stand up and lead the way in getting people involved in a massive grassroots debate on the future of our country. Let’s show the cynics some energy, not apathy."
"That’s the big difference between us and Gordon Brown. We get the modern world, he doesn’t. We trust people, he’s suspicious of them. We believe in social responsibility, he believes in state control."
Let's show them, indeed! If you have not yet suggested the policy that you would most like to see David Cameron adopt as part of his Blizzard of Ideas when Gordon Brown becomes Prime Minister, please do so now you have just ten days left!