Cross-Pond envy

Tory candidates in Britain get sacked for expressing illiberal views (e.g., about gays) that U.S. Republicans get primaried for not expressing. And David Cameron is campaigning – sincerely or not – on “liberal Conservatism.”

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact:

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  1. Mark

    Not quite. The Shadow Home Secretary backed the owners of a Bed and Breakfast who refused a gay male couple when it found out that they intended to share a bed (ie when they arrived).

    He was not censured nor sacked.

    There are plenty of gay Tories, to be sure, but Cameron did lose 20 points of support amongst gays in the polls, and has not recovered it.

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