There is liberal consensus :
All 3 main parties now accept a free market economy with relatively little state inteference in economy, business and commerce. This represents the victory of the neo - liberal ideas. All main parties are neo-liberal in that they support free market capitalism.
There is a great emphasis placed in the freedom of rights for individuals and minorities. All main parties support some kind of enforceable bill of rights.
All parties support an inclusive and tolerant society where a variety of cultures, groups, beliefs and lifestyles should be allowed to flourish and be granted a whole range of opportunities.
The 3 parties support policies directed at greater social justice of one kind or another.
Welfare is seen as a modern liberal idea and all three parties accept the need for a welfare state and support the idea…