What a complete and utter failure of the libertarian right. According to a recent research, a greater number of people now identify the Labour Party with freedom as opposed to the Conservative Party. According to the findings of a survey by Dr. Frank Luntz, a prominent American pollster and expert on political language and communication, which was conducted and published by the Centre for Policy Studies, twenty-eight percent of respondents associated the Labour Party with freedom, while only twenty percent associated the Conservatives with freedom. Despite the fact that Conservative supporters place a higher value on freedom than do Labour voters, this is the result.
This demonstrates that there is a remarkable gulf between what voters for the Conservative Party value and what they believe the party is actually providing. The results of the survey were used to create a map of the British public’s perspectives on the Big Six national priorities, which include liberty, justice, equality, and opportunity. It was disheartening to find that the parties were so divided on almost all of the issues. For instance, Conservative supporters placed an emphasis on freedom and safety above all other considerations, whereas Labour voters placed an emphasis on equality and justice. It was discovered that the majority of Britons believe that their own country is the freest in the world, with 86% of respondents indicating that freedom is very important to them. This is an encouraging finding.
On the other hand, in contrast to the people in the United States, the people in Britain place a higher importance on freedom in general rather than the ability to make their own choices, and they are less interested in a theoretical and more absolutist vision of freedom for its own sake. The findings of the research also made it abundantly evident that there is a substantial age split in attitudes towards freedom, with younger voters caring less about freedom, prosperity, and security than voters from older generations. Voters who supported the Conservative party were more likely to believe that their freedom was most at risk as a result of criminal activity, antisocial behaviour, and migration, whereas voters who supported the
Labour party said that their freedom was more likely to be at risk as a result of dishonest politicians and corrupt bureaucrats. The level of confidence that citizens should have in various institutions to uphold their right to freedom was one of the more divisive aspects of voting choices. Sixty-three percent of Conservative voters said that the government increased their level of freedom, while thirty-seven percent believed that the government decreased their level of freedom. Almost the exact opposite was reported by Labour voters, with 62% saying they had doubts about the government’s record on freedom.