Just in time for the Budget, former Tory whip Michael Fabricant has slammed the Tory election strategy, speaking out against the “dry economics lecture” currently on offer:
“The Long Term Economic Plan is a means to an end and so is lowering the deficit.
YouTube videos displaying a reduction in deficit are appropriate for a dry economics lecture, but they are hardly going to win the hearts and souls of the electorate.
We’ve got to say why we want a strong economy, what are those sun lit uplands?
We’ve not just got to win the battle of the minds but the battle of the heart.”
Whatever happened to David “let sunshine win the day” Cameron, who promised the Conservatives would be the “party of optimism”?