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The Conservatives and the state: A new perspective?

There is a deep rooted myth that has taken hold of the Conservative Party in recent decades, based around the role of the state. Amongst others,┬áThatcherites, classical liberals and libertarians have all denounced the public sphere and bowed down to the private. This idea seeped into the Labour consciousness and was epitomised under Blair – with many on the left complaining about this historical trend. We seem now to have reached a balancing point in most levels of government where services are contracted out to the private sector via a tendering system that aims to use competition to deliver near-optimal results, whilst checked by┬ápoliticians.

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