Sunday, October 1, 2006

Bournemouth: No cheer for "liberal conservatism"

I watched Cameron's speech on BBC Parliament.

As a snapshot, these things got much applause, often without a suggestive pause from Cameron:
  • Praise for Thatcher
  • A call for parents to bring children up with the right values
  • "We've got to stop selling alcohol to children"
  • "We need less violent and homophobic lyrics in the music industry"
...all those statements were heartily applauded.

Then Monsieur Cameron really used his best resounding applause-getting oratory with this declamation:

"Social - responsibility - that - is - the - essence - of - liberal - conservatism"

You could have heard a pin drop. Not a single clap. Oh dear.

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