In a speech setting out the party's
Labour, says the Tories, have no new significant policies and David Cameron
But Mr Letwind said the Tories differed "radically" from Labour's top-down approach towards society
In the speech to the Policy Exchange think tank, Mr Letwind, the Conservative policy review chair, said the old arguments about capitalism versus socialism had practically ended with the Thatcher government.
"From Beijing to Brussels, the
He said the victory had left a "hiatus in political thought", with which the Conservatives had struggled to deal during "a decade of disarray and enforced reflection
But the party had now recognised that "politics, once
He said Labour saw the state as
Targets, reorganisations and initiatives have been imposed on schools, hospitals, the police and councils, he said.
But the Conservatives would put in place
Cabinet Office Minister Ed Miliband said the speech
"It undermines and ignores the essential role of government
While Labour wanted "a partnership between
Mr Cameron set out to