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Has the Conservatives Finally found their Roaring Lion?

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I have to admit I've admired his leadership campaign from the get go and his handling of the drugs experimatation question. He looks to be the next Tory leader and probably in my opinion the next Prime Minister. Unlucky Gordan Brown!
If he modernizes the Conservatives into a compassionate moderate party, unlike the ultra right wing Thatcher days that almost ruined this country, I'd rather the Tories be in power than Labour.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/4360140.stm
 

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galenrox said:
What's that mean? lol!
I heard that movement's growing in England to get rid of universal health care, is that true? And is this dude part of it?
Get rid of univeral health care? In Britain? No party could do that, the country would be up in arms.

I'm not fully 100% aware of Cameron's policies yet. I called him a roaring lion because the Conservatives in the UK haven't had a decent leader since Maggie Thatcher. It seems that the Tories have found a leader at last.
 

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GarzaUK said:
I have to admit I've admired his leadership campaign from the get go and his handling of the drugs experimatation question. He looks to be the next Tory leader and probably in my opinion the next Prime Minister. Unlucky Gordan Brown!
Yeah, I think Ken Clarke would have stood a better chance for victory, but they definetely need a moderate to pull voters away from labour.

I'll be interested to see what happens to Labour's support when Brown takes over...like camerone he hasn't really talked much about his policies either, short of continuing new labour.

galenrox said:
So the Tories are the conservatives, and Margaret Thatcher was a Torie,and the Labour are the liberals, and Tony Blair is a labour?
Thas right

In terms of labour being liberal we'd all like that to be, but it ain't the case. Labour used to be pretty socialist, but since Blair became leader he's shifted it so far right its occupying pretty much the same political ground as the conservatives.
 

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GarzaUK said:
Get rid of univeral health care? In Britain? No party could do that, the country would be up in arms.
Mmmmm, I'm afraid that the dreaded Tone is trying to do just that, only via the back door.

Whilst I'd hate to see a Tory government, I think a more viable opposition would perhaps make New Labour take a good, hard look at itself, which it desperately needs to do.
 

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Mmmmm, I'm afraid that the dreaded Tone is trying to do just that, only via the back door.

Whilst I'd hate to see a Tory government, I think a more viable opposition would perhaps make New Labour take a good, hard look at itself, which it desperately needs to do.
If Camerone wins, then you may well get your wish :smile:

Personally, if the Lib Dems get their act together and stick with the more liberal policies they've been coming up with, then I'd like to see them in opposition. I'd much rather be more of a swing voter if that were the case, unfortunately I don't think its gonna be for a while yet.
 

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Plain old me said:
If Camerone wins, then you may well get your wish :smile:

Personally, if the Lib Dems get their act together and stick with the more liberal policies they've been coming up with, then I'd like to see them in opposition. I'd much rather be more of a swing voter if that were the case, unfortunately I don't think its gonna be for a while yet.
I actually voted Lib Dem last time - first time ever I haven't voted Labour. I'd like to see them have a chance - they can't do any worse than Tone.
 

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Naughty Nurse said:
Mmmmm, I'm afraid that the dreaded Tone is trying to do just that, only via the back door.

Whilst I'd hate to see a Tory government, I think a more viable opposition would perhaps make New Labour take a good, hard look at itself, which it desperately needs to do.

Id rather not see a Tory government either, but I'm quite more comfortable with a Cameron led Tory Party than a Howard or Davis led party.

I think more and more people are getting sick of the Labour Party, which might be good for the Lib Dems when you think about it. I don't think the Lib Dems will get lots of Tory seats in the next election, their only hope is to eat into Labour. I'm a Lib Dem, but some of their policies I disagree with totally.
 

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GarzaUK said:
I have to admit I've admired his leadership campaign from the get go and his handling of the drugs experimatation question. He looks to be the next Tory leader and probably in my opinion the next Prime Minister. Unlucky Gordan Brown!
If he modernizes the Conservatives into a compassionate moderate party, unlike the ultra right wing Thatcher days that almost ruined this country, I'd rather the Tories be in power than Labour.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/4360140.stm
What anoys me about cameron is that everyone thinks he,s this wonderful reformer just because he,s 30 , cycles to work and ocasionally makes noises about bring the "concervatives into the 20th century". He seams more or less an average torry to me in that he's from very rich background and has a pro buissness agenda including lower taxes. How is he any different to any other concervative?
 
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