Sometimes I am certain of what I believe, what matters, what is right and what is wrong. Some nights I wake up too often to get into such lavish dreams.
You see, I increasingly think life is just more complicated than the label-mongers would have us believe. We had my ‘rents and brother (who has apparently discovered the Isle of Wight isn’t really further away than the US) over today, and as usual we tried to put the world to rights (taking a quick peek out of the window it doesn’t appear to have worked). Labour’s over-taxing nanny-knows-best approach came up, at which we discussed voting Conservative. I am a liberal (small “l”) and so don’t like a lot of right wing politics, and would never vote Tory. Except I might. After all, if they tax us less at least they can’t interfere in our lives as much as this lot.
What I really don’t see is why we can’t have liberal politics+ small government? Surely the two are infinitely compatible? Low tax, low interference but with a social conscience, a realisation that government does have a role in investing in society but doesn’t have to control every aspect of our lives. Or is it just me that wants something like this? Is it because I just can’t agree with myself?