Cameron and the problem of staying new, liberal AND Tory…

Over at Brassneck I’ve suggested the Tories may be struggling to keep to the offering they’ve been slow-feeding out to the public over the last few years, not the least the willingness to decentralise power and a credible proposition on facing into the world wide recession. Team Cameron’s latest suggestion to cap local councils smacks not only of a weak commitment to localism, but of an old and politically damaging Tory propensity to distrust government in all its forms…

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty