Conservative voters may not want social democracy


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Mark Littlewood, IEA Director General, has written for The Telegraph on the Conservative Party’s shift towards high state spending and government intervention in an effort to secure ‘Red Wall’ seats at the next election.

Mark argues that this strategy is short-sighted, as it relies on the assumption that vast swathes of the electorate vote Conservative for more government intervention, rather than less.

“There seems little recognition of the possibility that the Red Wall of the 2020s is the equivalent of the Essex of the 1980s. Switching from Labour to Conservative is probably a sign that you want less government interference, not more of it.”

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