Sunday, June 12, 2005

Davis On Helping The Poor

DD has a piece in today's Observer in which he again underscores the importance he attaches to helping Britain's poor and disadvantaged:

'The test of the success of Conservative policies is what they do for the disadvantaged, for those on the outside and those who want to make the most of their lives. We should stand by the weakest in society. We should stand for brave reform to extend to all the opportunities currently enjoyed by some.'

Mere words to win over his more left-leaning colleagues?

We don't think so. For one thing, though his think-tank Reform, he's been actively engaged in developing policies which can make opportunity and choice a practical reality for all.

But more fundamentally, he actually knows what it's like to be poor and disadvantaged. And those of us who've come up from similar backgrounds know you never forget.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

DD's campaign are now so confident, it seems Iain Dale is posting on

10:08 PM  
Blogger Wat Tyler said...

Yes I saw that- I thought his description of how he lost in Norfolk, and more especially how he felt, was very honest.

7:45 AM  

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