UK Politics

Life, liberty and the pursuit of ….?

What a revealing insight into Tory thinking IDS’s former chief of staff Barry Legg gave at a meeting of the far right Freedom Association:

“I believe compassion is a very fine virtue and characteristic for an individual, and many in the Conservative Party show their compassion by working for voluntary organisations and helping people in need.

“But governments should not express compassion. The amount of pain is unlimited – governments cannot create happiness and if you pursue the agenda of compassion in government you are pursuing unlimited government.