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Is Thatcherism Dead?
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(05-19-2017, 10:41 AM)Protheroe Wrote: There is no party with a classical liberal manifesto, unfortunately. For now Thatcherism is dead.

Those of us who believe in markets (apart from the laissez faire) have never believed in "untrammelled" free markets which err towards oligopoly, which in turn restricts competition and choice. (Banking being the worst example in the UK).

This is the most left wing Tory Manifesto since Ted Heath.

There hasn't been a party with a truly classical liberal manifesto since Gladstone. Both the Liberal Democrats/Liberals and Conservative parties have traditionally had economic liberalism but the Lib Dems/Liberals always had concessions with social liberalism then social democracy, whilst the Tories have had concessions with the main high tory faction and liberal nationalist factions. Thatcher's neoliberalism made economic liberalism the forefront but there was still concessions with the fiscally conservative.

(05-19-2017, 01:06 PM)Zoltanger Wrote:
(05-19-2017, 12:58 PM)Pontificator Wrote:
(05-19-2017, 10:41 AM)Protheroe Wrote: There is no party with a classical liberal manifesto, unfortunately. For now Thatcherism is dead.

Those of us who believe in markets (apart from the laissez faire) have never believed in "untrammelled" free markets which err towards oligopoly, which in turn restricts competition and choice. (Banking being the worst example in the UK).

This is the most left wing Tory Manifesto since Ted Heath.

https://libertarianpartyuk.com/

Is this not up your street?

Where do libertarians stand on the stopping of freedom of movement?

If they were truly libertarian, they would be for full freedom of movement and waive visas and restrictions for anyone from anywhere so long as they aren't a nuisance.
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(05-19-2017, 07:50 AM)Zoltanger Wrote: "We do not believe in untrammelled free markets. We reject the cult of selfish individualism. We see rigid dogma and ideology not just as needless but dangerous"

Theresa's manifesto.

Even Thatcher wasn't a complete laissez faire adherent, though.
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