There's not much to comment on in this piece
really, not because it's closely-argued and well backed-up with apposite and accurate facts - come on - but because reading an article by Polly Toynbee on John Redwood is really rather pointless. You know what she is going to say, and it's not worth wasting my time eviscerating it - other than briefly to point out that John Redwood is about as much a 'neo-conservative' as Ronald Reagan or Margaret Thatcher. The current trend for putting "neo-" as a prefix to words as a scary "boo-word" is puerile in the extreme, but there we are. There is one enlightening bit though.
"I believe in freedom for everyone. I'm a freedom lover," Redwood said. Whose freedom, I asked. But his steamroller style of speaking is like interviewing a talking hologram: he brooks few interruptions.
Hello? Polly? Everyone's freedom! He said it, right there! Just before you interrupted him! Weren't you listening? And what is he? A steamroller or a hologram? Or perhaps a hologrammatic steamroller? You really get paid for this?