You don't have to be an anarcho-capitalist to believe that the state is too big. You don’t have to be a Tory loyalist to see that Gordon Brown has made a complete arse of things. You might reasonably have voted Labour in 1997, believing that more needed to be spent on public services, and none the less feel that the extra trillion taken in taxes since then is over-the-top. You might have been comfortable with the level of public spending even three years ago, but think that a deficit of 12.6 per cent of GDP is de trop.So says Daniel Hannan, and I agree.
The problem is that David Cameron has given us no reason to trust him. Indeed, one of the big reasons to distrust Cameron is his inclusion of "the old warhorse" Kenneth Clarke in the Shadow Cabinet.