Thursday, January 21, 2010

Nudge nudge, wink wink, doublethink doublethink

Ben Brogan is wondering how detailed the Tories’ plans for government are:

Certainly, the message from on high [in the party] is that all is in hand, that we should have faith and be patient. "We are Thatcherites, we are ready to take difficult decisions, but we can't say it publicly in case nobody votes for us," is how it was explained to me last week. But we have no way of testing whether that is true, or whether all that hard work we keep hearing about is producing something credible. For the moment, we are being asked to accept on trust that Mr Osborne and Mr Cameron have a robust plan that will be equal to the task.

So, if I’m reading that right, we’ll only vote Tory if we trust the off-the-record hints that they really do have secret plans that are so horrible that if we knew about them we wouldn’t vote Tory.

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