What is unusual about Baker is his outspokenness. It is in some ways refreshing to hear a Tory speak with so little apparent concern for how convenient his opinions may be to those who are running the party. This 42-year-old newcomer to Westminster voices Conservative views with fearless clarity and arresting candour, and in the innocent tone of a man who believes what he is saying.
There were four key ideas in what I said:
- Balanced budgets
- Sound money
- A renaissance of civil society
- Politicians who keep their promises
And, as I said in the interview, “I’m looking forward to supporting the Prime Minister.”