News from British and Canadian Conservatives

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Tory Front bench performing

I have, at times, had my doubts about David Cameron and the Conservative front bench team but their performances over the last couple of weeks have been nothing short of outstanding. My confidence in them has been substantially restored, and for the first time in about 17 years they really look like they could govern the country. The Conservatives have always been notorious for being bad at opposition. At last, they seem to have got the hang of it.

Admittedly, Brown's Clowns have played their part. However, I think that the near disappearance of the Lib Dems is at least largely down to David Cameron, so he can take some credit for their demise. Our political system works much better with two parties - Government and Opposition - and at last it looks like we may be returning to that structure, in England at least.

That's not to say that the Tories should be standing back and admiring their work. Last week's policy announcements were only the beginning. Now the party has the initiative. Labour is on the racks and both the media and the public at large are prepared to listen to what our leadership has to say. They need to make the most of the opportunity, while continuing to develop the manifesto that can put Britain back on track after the next General Election.

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