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Utopian conservatism

Steve Hilton doesn't think the Tories should pass any laws.

Steve Hilton's musings on the "post-bureaucratic age" are known to have exasperated Tory MPs in recent months, so one wonders how they responded to his latest wheeze.

The Spectator's James Forsyth reveals in his column:

For a while, Hilton argued that Cameron's first Queen's Speech should contain no bills, to show that the Tories did not think legislation was the answer to the country's problems.

Dominic Sandbrook has imagined a dystopian future under the Tories in this week's issue of the New Statesman. But the possibility of a legislation-free government makes Cameron's election a much less terrifying prospect.


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