The real coalition battle over the #NPPF is between the Neos and Paleos not libdems and conservatives

Neoliberals and liberals, neconservatives and paleoconservatives.   The neos being fans of Austrian economics and Hayeck – the paleos referring to collective notions wider than the individual such as ‘community’ or ‘nation’.  If you doubt this just look at any of the planning discussions at LibDem voice or Conservative Home, with for example Cllr Pallett of ‘abolish the Green Belt’ fame being accused of the kind of ‘neoliberal…who is taking our party to the dogs’.

Of course the leadership in both parties is predominantly neo, which is why the coalition was possible, whilst the membership is overwhelmingly paleo.


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