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TCW Heroes of the Week
Paul and Barry. Not the obvious choice for us here at The Conservative Woman. After the Prime Minister compared them to Messrs Miliband and Balls on Wednesday, they took to the BBC’s Daily Politics.
How dare we be compared to such figures of outright disdain and ridicule, proclaimed the Chuckle brothers. Too right. “I’d hate to be called an Ed Miliband,” said Paul.
TCW Villain of the Week
So here is the Liberal Democrat strategy. Not as nasty as the Tories, not as irresponsible as Labour. To prove it, they’ve pledged £8bn in tax rises this week.
If tobacco tax deters smoking and alcohol tax deters binge drinking, as Dan Hannan tweeted this week, what does Danny Alexander think more income taxes will do?
Reader’s Comment of the Week
Oliver J.S McMullen wrote: Just because a majority wants something in no way implies that they should have it. Too many people in this materialistic age are incapable of distinguishing between desire and need. And they are presented with false choices. For instance they want more security so they are fooled into giving up liberty. And yet without liberty there is no security.
When I first heard of this poll my thought was that there is no rational alternative being offered. This underlines the need for a true conservative movement. My second thought was – what questions were asked and how were they framed? One should always bear in mind that polls are as much a means for manipulating public opinion as measuring it.