The article against the BigGovernment and for the Big Society does help to expand the political debate beyond the narrow argument about taxation and spending, which seem to preoccupy the election agenda.
But to what extent can wesay that Labour are now the reactionaries and the Conservatives the radicals?
First I am going to focus on David Cameron’s article to point out why Labour are now the reactionaries, and in a secondpart, I am going to tell why the Conservatives are the radicals.
My observation on this article is that Cameron is desperate to influence the labour voters whose support he needed to win the electionoutright. He did however, resort to spin rather than substance to back up his arguments. Brown the "reactionary" has: "heaped taxes on the poor". It is true that the Labour government had its handstight by the massive debt acquired as a result of banks bailout and much lowered taxes from the economy crippled by the recession. It is easy to pick on examples when Brown tried to revert some ofgenerous tax breaks, and had to be told by his own party to leave lowest paid alone and introduce 50% tax for highest earners. We should not ignore the symptoms such as pay constraints for the civil...