Goes on to criticize I.D. Cards as wrong and a waste of money (using immigration as an example).
First mention of global warming is an attack on Labour’s regulatory approach to things. Can’t disagree with him there – then goes on to contradict himself by applauding the hideous regulatory burden of REACH.
The thinking here starts from the right place but takes a wrong turn. This bit needs to be thought through more.
Then he says trust the professionals, not government, in a useful nod to the knowledge problem.
Unintended consequences of regulation is a big theme here. I can’t disagree with this, but he needs to be more consistent on the issue.
Bringing up children is the greatest challenge of all and Labour’s approach creates a culture of irresponsibility. Darn tootin’. “We need a bit more of Supernanny and a bit less of the nanny state.”
Perorating. Must build these foundations before coming up with the policies to advance them. Not sure about this – these are all prety basic conservative principles and he’s also tipped his hat on certain specific policies that aren’t properly thought through.
His own one word summary: optimism (sorry, Derb).
Pretty good with the caveats mentioned above. I give it a B+ verging on A-.