The myth of libertarian Tories
Emily Carver writes in Conservative Home
Christopher Snowdon write for Spiked!
Using the example of drug policy to illustrate the government’s illiberalism, Christopher wrote:
“While the countries of Europe and North America are increasingly moving towards full legalisation of cannabis, a government that is supposedly hooked on ‘libertarian ideology’ wants to double down on prohibition by putting it in the same category as heroin.”
Christopher also highlighted the government’s ‘un-libertarian’ economic positions:
“nothing the government has done so far implies a smaller state. What we have seen from the Truss administration is not libertarianism but a weird sort of Reaganite un-populism, focused on deficit-funded tax cuts.”
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