UK Prime Minister David Cameron Unchained: Now To Axe Spending, Not Least On Global Warming

Posted on Mon 05/11/2015 by


Bolt New 01By Andrew Bolt ~

David Cameron

UK Prime Minister David Cameron

Another lesson to conservatives here in Australia – that the Liberals must simply get re-elected until they finally get the numbers (in the Senate) to institute the changes they believe in:

David Cameron will use the Conservative Party’s first majority in the House of Commons for nearly 20 years to “deliver” on a radical agenda to cut welfare, shrink the size of the state and re-define Britain’s relationship with Europe.

Conservative insiders said Mr Cameron would move to the right to consolidate support among his backbench MPs after five years of compromise with the Liberal Democrats.

Among Mr Cameron’s first legislative priorities will be to enshrine an EU referendum into law, bring in the so-called ‘snoopers charter’ to give police greater powers to monitor internet communications and give English MPs a veto over legislation only affecting England.  The Tories also intend to publish plans to scrap the Human Rights Act within their first 100 days. All proposals had been previously blocked by the Lib Dems…

But the first challenge for Mr Cameron and Mr Osborne will be to put together a comprehensive spending review in the next few months to meet the Tory pledge of eliminating the structural deficit by 2018.

As well as deep welfare cuts The Independent understands that the Department of Business and the Department of Energy and Climate Change, previously run by the Lib Dems, will be among the biggest casualties in terms of spending reductions.

Sounds like a dream agenda for a re-elected Abbott Government, should it finally get lucky in the Senate and win enough seats and allies to overcome Labor and the Greens interference.

No greater goal now for the Liberals: just get re-elected. The deficit will have to wait.

Andrew Bolt is a journalist and columnist writing for The Herald Sun in Melbourne Victoria Australia.

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