Time for the Tories to re­dis­cover con­ser­vatism

The Sunday Telegraph - - Letters To The Editor -

SIR – The Gov­ern­ment is rightly fo­cus­ing on Brexit, but the key to fu­ture pros­per­ity is a pro-cap­i­tal­ist, pro-en­ter­prise Con­ser­va­tive Party.

Theresa May has al­lowed the Tories’ drift to the Left – which be­gan un­der David Cameron – to con­tinue. It seems the Gov­ern­ment is no longer in­ter­ested in shrink­ing the state.

Ev­ery an­nounce­ment now is about a new tax or spend­ing com­mit­ment. There has been a sur­ren­der over pub­lic-sec­tor pay. Stu­dent fees may be cut, which means those who do not go to univer­sity will have to pay more for those who do. And Mrs May her­self has fu­elled anti-busi­ness sen­ti­ment by at­tack­ing the pay of busi­ness lead­ers.

The Tories dom­i­nated the 20th cen­tury with pop­u­lar poli­cies that re­duced the dead hand of the state and lib­er­ated in­di­vid­u­als, fam­i­lies and com­mu­ni­ties. A new leader is needed to champion such poli­cies again. David Saunders

Sid­mouth, Devon

SIR – Con­trary to what Si­mon Hef­fer says (Com­ment, Septem­ber 10), if more Tories were like Jacob Rees-Mogg, the party would be un­electable.

Mr Rees-Mogg’s re­marks on abor­tion were sin­cere, which is all the more sad­den­ing. They showed lit­tle com­pas­sion for his fel­low hu­mans. His views are of a by­gone age. Alex Telford

St-Jean-le-Thomas, Manche, France

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