Having now had an opportunity to actually read the Conservative Manifesto I have little trouble in saying it is the best manifesto since the Next Moves Forward manifesto in 1987. Oliver Letwin and James O'Shaunnessy should be congratulated for writing a manifesto which is truly inspirational. The Power to the People theme runs throughout the document and is a brilliant start on the road to introducing more direct democracy into our political system. And that's what I like most about the manifesto - it is not just a series of random commitments, promises and soothing words, it hangs together because of its theme.
No one has any excuse for saying they don't know what the Conservative Party stands for. No one can say it has no policies. This document tells you in plain language the direction a Conservative government will travel in and gives firm policy commitments in a number of important areas. The manifesto shows beyond doubt that accusations from voters that all three parties are the same simply do not stand up to scrutiny. That accusation betrays both laziness and lazy thinking. The people that say it are those who simply can't be bothered to look for the differences. All they need to do is read the three party manifestos and the differences become readily apparent.
And you don't even need to buy the Tory manifesto. You can download it for free HERE.