We are not a Party of unbridled, brutal capitalism and never have been. Although we believe in personal responsibility and personal initiative in business, we are not the political children of the laissez-faire school. We opposed them decade after decade.I don't think any further need be said.
Where did the Tories stand when the greed and squalor of the industrial revolution were darkening the land? I am content with Keir Hardie's testimony: "As a matter of hard dry fact, from which there can be no getting away, there is more labour legislation standing to the credit account of the Conservative Party on the Statute Book than there is to that of their opponents."
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Conservatives and the free market
Whilst going through some articles today I found the following quote from Anthony Eden at the 1947 Conservative Party conference on what the Consevatives stand for: