Thought for the day. July 11th. Left and right of party at one over social justice. By Julian Brazier MP

I think one of the most interesting aspects of the proposals launched by Iain Duncan-Smith yesterday is that it has united the left and the right of the Tory Party, while putting us in direct antithesis to Labour.

The right wing, which has always defended the institution of the family finds good allies in the left wing of the party, which has always sought to alleviate the suffering of the poorest and most deprived. Even the pure economic liberal, who would normally hesitate before recommending state intervention on anything, must be bowled over by the cost to the economy of this breakdown in society.

Making this the centre of our new agenda is a brilliant move by David Cameron. It puts the whole party in line behind him and helps sharpen the steel for the attack on Labour.

family.jpg

 For this is an issue where we are clearly at odds with Labour. For all that they talk about the centrality of the family, no government in history has done more to weaken it. A poor family with a child is now considerably better off if the father and mother do not live together. And this is no long standing feature. Labour tax policies are directly responsible for it.

Discouraging a family unit from staying together benefits nobody and has done untold harm to a generation. This new direction gives all of us an extra reason to make sure this Parliament is Labour’s last.

 julian-brazier.jpg

Julian Brazier MP

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s