There are two themes from many of the contributions. Will I put my views about more widely in the media? And will the Conservatives take the advice if elected to government?
Yes, I willingly put my views in the wider media when opportunity presents. I have written two Sunday Express articles and a Telegraph article, and carried out half a dozen radio and TV interviews in the last month, including Newsnight and the Daily Politics booked in for today(now cancelled by BBC at last minute – obviously my views on the budget were too sensible for them!). This website, however, is a good way to publish views. It does get read by opinion formers and by government and Opposition advisers. I don’t have one set of views for this site and another watered down set for mainstream media! Views here do count.
I will set out from time to time what the Conservative response will be to problems I and my readers have raised, just as I regularly set out the government’s response. Today I have a reply from the Shadow Home Secretary to the issues surrounding the “Surveillance Society”.