“… so many people increasingly feel that the state is their enemy not their ally.”
I have never felt the State to be my ally, not while it is dipping in and out of my wallet, my company's wallet,money that could be better spent in expanding the business, training young people, investing in the future insteading of funding faux jobs in the public sector and a moutain of troughing MP's.
Can it only be nine months ago since Cameron stood up in front of the Tories and said I am not a Libertarian, pooh poohed 'The Plan' by Carswell and Hannan, in favour of caring sharing Conservatism, ie Tory MP's sharing our money with their Ducks,Mistresses, Wives, Secretaries, Boyfriends, not neccesarily in that order.
Destiny Dave is in a blue funk, his personal destiny to be PM is under threat by the backlash to come. How long this reforming zeal is going to last who can tell, on past performance with Blue/Green politics about six months.