The Tories Go Big

Massie writes that "launched their most ambitious, 'biggest' manifesto in thirty years" but that there is "a discordance between the Tory message and the moment in which it is delivered":

The Conservatives have been caught between their rhetoric of "Broken Britain" and their promise of a brighter, optimistic future. The more thoroughly Britain is broken the more unlikely, even impossible, that future seems. If the Tories are right about Labour's record then their plans seem too airy-fairy, too intellectual, too unlikely to survive contact with brutal reality and useless Britain; if they're wrong then they seem necessarily apocalyptic.