Sunday, March 09, 2008

David Davis

I used to have a low opinion of David Davis, rightly or wrongly he came across as one of the worst types of "hang 'em and flog 'em" types appealing to the basest instincts of the population. Over the past couple of years he has moderated and started to come across as well balanced, well briefed and moderate. This was undone in one fell swoop when I watched Panorama last night.

During a discussion on 24 hour drinking and cheap alcohol he implied that the Government should change competition law so that supermarkets can collude to keep prices up. What sort of economic madness is this coming from a Tory? Doesn't he have a sense of history? Its not that long since we had economic chaos with Governments trying to impose price controls which led to strikes and further economic chaos.

Its a sad day when a senior Tory is advocating controls on a free market.

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