To What Extent Has Camerons Conservative Party Betrayed Its Traditional Values?

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To What Extent Has Cameron’s Conservative Party Betrayed Its Traditional Values?

        David Cameron is a fresh face to the Conservative party, with new fresh ideas that is going to drive the party forward supposedly, or just to gain support, but have his new ideas removed the traditional values of the party or are the Conservative party’s grass roots from Margaret Thatcher. Cameron has been compared to the Iron lady several times, is he similar, is he not and personally I think he is, but is not showing it as people will remember the serious crisis Britain was in under Thatcher.


A key difference between Thatcherism and Cameron views is the clash on the environment. Cameron believes that we need to cut our CO2 emissions, and to do this he proposes that we create more urban green spaces, where there will be “incentives to recycle” and “working toward zero waste.”  Cameron also wants to change the people of Britain’s mindset on landfill. He wants to end the reliance on landfill and find ways as well as recycling to make us greener, saying that products still in the drawing room should consider the disposability of the product, creating a voluntary arrangement among producers to cut back on the production of waste and improve its disposal. This differs from Thatcherism as she only cared about reducing taxes and making the rich richer. Although Cameron says he is green and tries to show us he is a good role model as he cycles to work but there are photos of him jumping red lights, therefore disobeying the law, and also a car follows him with his suit in, therefore him cycling is not saving the environment as the car is polluting.

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David Cameron cycles to work but he tries to show us that he cares about long distance commuters, something that Thatcher didn’t worry about. He plans to build a high speed rail revolution connecting London, Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds. This will cost millions of pounds to build, something going against conservative values of efficiency and public cuts.  Between 1979/1980 to 1989/1990 while the conservatives were in power, public spending was decreased by 5.8%.


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