Closing the lid is impossible ...
Labour and Conservative parties opened the lid to Pandoras box decades ago. The notion that either of them can close it and take us back to more peaceful times is naive in the extreme. It will take a new political party with great vision to do this - but given the UK's fixation with "celebrity" they would be very unlikely to be voted in.
The problem is that our own society in general and the political elite have all pretty much taken on board the mantra "If it saves one <fill-in-the-blank>". And so we now have the raft of completely disproportionate laws and brainwashing policies that taint parents/grandparents as pedophiles for photographing kids at events. We, as a nation, have actually bought into this wholesale. You can see and feel the effect of this everywhere. We're all either criminals, pedophiles or worse. In the face of this society itself retracts, refusing to participate or volunteer (we're seeing the effect right now), relying on the state's employees to do the job of parents, communities and societies (you try solving a local problem child and see how soon you end up arrested and put in court).
Huge, expensive and utterly futile databases are proposed and actually created. Meanwhile real harm and damage (Climbie, Baby Peter and a host of others) continue to suffer under the gaze and stewardship of those employed to protect and prevent. The answer? More databses, more disproportionate laws - when all that is required is to actually do their job and enforce the commonsense laws that were present 30 years ago!
It goes on, and on. And what party (Labour, Conservative or even Lib Dem) is capable of reversing this? How could it even? Society has responded to the continual ratcheting and gold plating of local and EU laws. We have en masse accepted and bowed down under these like the obedient citizens we are. Our very core values have changed beyond all recognition of 30 years back. The children of the social experiment are now those that are climbing the greasy pole of power. How can we expect them to know the difference, where it all went wrong, what they need to do to remedy? Cameron is one of those children of that age, as are his peers.
Ah! I am ranting .... FFS ... we need a full-blown revolution!!
All together now .... "Power, to the people ...."