Traditional conservatism is based on the belief in a limited role for the federal government.
Traditional values such as religion and morality and the implementation of gradual as opposed to radical changes within the confines of society.
New – right involves the marriage of neo- liberal and neo-conservative ideas including both of their believes
The new right is both economically libertarian and socially authoritarian.
Thatcher implemented a range of policies such as privatisation, deregulation and sales of council houses.
Real terms increases in NHS spending reaching £8bn extra per year by 2022/23
Scrapping the triple-lock on the state pension after 2020, replacing it with a “double lock”, rising with earnings or inflation
Means test winter fuel payments, taking away £300 from wealthier pensioners
Raising cost of care threshold from £23,000 to £100,000 – but include value of home in calculation of assets for home care as well as residential care
Scrap free school lunches for infants in England, but offer free breakfasts across the primary years
Pump an extra £4bn into schools by 2022
Net migration cut to below 100,000
Have conservatives abandoned thatchersm?
The conservative party accepts that a degree of state intervention to create more social justice can be justified.this may involve welfare, but also intervention in family situations in education and through social services in general. There is a sense that we are responsible for the welfare of those less fortunate than ourselves. Thaterism suggested that we are responsible for ourselves as long as we have the capability and that we should not rely on others or the state. Modern conservatives now accept that we do have mutual responsibility
Thatcherism saw crime and disorder as a matter of personal responsibility though the modern party also believe in personal responsibility, it also accepts that some crime, mainly among the young has social causes and will respond to intervention by the state and voluntary organisation. Thatcherism would be argued That environmental problems have a market solution based on technology. The current conservative party believe that these problems will not right themselves automatically and therefore need state intervention
Thatcheriets were extremely traditional in their views of the Constitution and political system.modern conservative now accept that the Constitutional reform is essential and that the political system needs a good deal of democratic renewal. Although tax cuts are a part of the agenda in the long run the modern party accepts that tax cutting should be part of a dogmatic ideology but instead should be only undertaken when the economic conditions are favourable.
Some thatcherite ideas are that the party still accepts that free market and competition are essential for successful wealth creation. The party still fundamentally believes in private sectors. There is still a suspension of state power. Current conservatives still believe that the state should be cured and that it interferes too much in personal lives and in business with too much taxation and too much regulations.
In conclusion the current conservative party has abandoned Thatcherism to a certain extent as many opinions on issues such as welfare, crime and disorder and constitutional reform have changed since the days of Thatcher. On the other hand there is still parallels that can be drawn between the conservative party of to day and Thatcherism,such as ideas of small go