So, how does that square with Chris Grayling's announcement of the Tories' intention to ladle yet more deeply illiberal costs and burdens onto pubs and clubs?
Yes, I see: a "great British pub" is the type of pub that Chris Grayling likes. If you aren't one of those, then you are about to get screwed. Oh, yes, and if you like different sorts of pubs to Chrissy-baby, then your opinion is worth less than fuck-all too.
I think that Behind Blue Eyes does the summing up quite well.
What I want to know is what now separates the authoritarian nannying we have come to know under Labour and the authoritarian nannying proposed by Cameron’s Conservatives. Very little, I suspect, because that viewpoint now reflects the prevailing consensus in this once free country.
I think we should take personal responsibility for our decisions, but perhaps I am just old fashioned.
That's right, Britain: get ready for another five years of being rampantly arse-raped by out-of-touch authoritarians who base policy on lies and who would rather enact a succession of new, illiberal laws than enforce the ones that we already have.