Wednesday, July 27, 2005

The moral minority

Last week, Alan Duncan withdrew from the race for the wooden spoon that is the Tory leadership, citing the influence of the 'Tory Taleban' - the fundamentalist 'nasty' wing of the party. These are the loons who believe that things were much better in the 50s before all this nasty liberalism with rights for gay people and legalised divorce and abortion. And as for single parents...

So, this week, we find the new 'Cornerstone' group of Tory MPs coming out of the woodwork, proclaiming
'Faith, flag and family are at the heart of Tory thinking. Combined, tradition, the nation, the family and free enterprise represent the instincts and preoccupations of most Britons and so, unsurprisingly, they have the capacity to inspire. In the USA too, these core conservative issues excite voters. George Bush understands this and wins. Strangely, the Conservative Party has deserted conservative Britain, and so Britons have deserted us.'
Ah - anyone else recognise the return of that old favourite, Back to Basics? Poor old John Major tried that a decade ago with a speech in 1993:
'It's time to return to those old values. Time to get back to basics, to self-discipline and respect for the law, to consideration for others, to accepting responsibility for yourself and your family and not shuffling it off onto other people and the state.'

We all know how well that worked, don't we? The speech was heavily spun at the time as being about personal morality, despite later attempts to distance Major from that interpretation. The effect was to allow the press to declare open season on Tory sexual misadventures and run around outing MPs who were knocking off their secretaries. As a policy, it was a disaster and any attempt to revive it borders on the insane.

Not that lunacy has ever stopped the Tories in the past. Perhaps they genuinely believe that the last election showed that the Tories need to tack ever further to the right. If that's the case, then they weren't in the same campaign that I was.


Anonymous said...

'Faith, flag and family'
That must be faith in Mammon they are talking about.

Anonymous said...

Conservatism is the political standard of the English people, and until quite recent times was an expression of moderate christian views allied to the ordinary decent behaviour of honesty, politeness, aspirations to education and family prosperity. Those values were lost, as I say, in recent times, but especially since 1998 and the advent of Blair with his associates of new labour. These people made an art of chicanery, deceit, and systematic lying to the English people, on all aspects of government activity and information.
At that same time the socialist party abandoned English working class people in favour of the rootless and shifting class of state clients, already forming a majority of the electorate and concentrated mainly in Wales and Scotland.
New Labour believes in nothing, except perhaps the teachings of Mussolini's associate, Gramsci, who taught that subborning the culture of a people by gaining control of education and the organs of propaganda could enable socialist domination.
The process of colonising the English culture by Gramsci's methods, mass immigration, disarming the people, mocking their history, police, and armed services is far advanced. Crime expands, terror is uncontrolled, and moral standards are destroyed. What the socialist mass murderers, Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, failed to do in the last century, a gang of incompetents is well on its way to achieving in a few short years. Destroy the moral basis of a people to gain permanent control, is the whole of socialist law.

Bob Piper said...

Wow! What colour is the sky in anonymous's world?

Anonymous said...

Cool blue.

Anonymous said...

What colour is his drink would be a better question Bob. Anyway, the political standard of the English is liberalism. Milton, Locke, Mill et al.