Gotta get that vermine:
The Tories made no promises on tax increases yesterday, VAT excepted. This was not by choice. This was by necessity.
The reality is that as Theresa May also recognised yesterday markets are not the answer to all questions. And nor is individualism.
Add all this together and what she’s saying, whether through gritted teeth or belief, is that the state has a role in our future and that the direction of travel along which all parties have been headed, where tax cuts and a smaller state have been the only possibility on the agenda, is now no longer on the political road map.
It’s always been true that the Curajus State owes more to traditional conservatism than anything else of course. We poshos, enlightened by our winning the ovarian lottery, will tell the hoi polloi what to do.