October 04, 2006

Same old, same old ...

With this posting I shall break my resolution not to write about the Conservative Party, its Boy-King leader or the preternaturally boring conference in Bournemouth. The reason is that I am a little tired of the accepted wisdom (when am I not tired of that?), which says that the Tories have no policies. They do, too, have policies.

Back in the days of the Cold War many of us grew hoarse repeating the same thing over and over again: if the Soviets say that they are at war (hot or cold) with the West and their aim is victory, then let us give them credit for telling the truth and accept that this is so. Then let us ensure that it does not happen.

If the Islamists insist that their aim is, at the very least, to destroy our culture, undermine our liberties and effectively enslave us, then let us give them credit for telling the truth and accept that this is so. Then let us ensure that it does not happen.

If the high panjandrums of the European Union insist that they want to see an integrated European state, which is run along managerial rather than political lines, then let us give them credit for telling the truth and accept that this is so. Then let us ensure that they do not succeed.

So it is with the Conservative Party. They have been shouting their policies from the rooftops (though, possibly, those windmills have been too loud).

What are those policies? Well, dear readers, to start with, a Conservative Government under Cameron would be a high-tax, high-regulation government with extra controls of the fiscal and legislative kinds imposed from an outdated understanding of environmental matters: not new technology but taxes and controls.

It will be a government that will insist on keeping health and education in its hands and try to abolish the few remaining choices (except for choices for the rich, such as … errm … Cameron, Osborn and others). They will, of course, “ensure that the money is spent in the best possible way and is directed to those who most need it” but we have heard all that before. Same old, same old. The people are not to be trusted with their own lives but to be governed, wisely or otherwise, by those child-faced politicians and the bureaucrats.

It will be a government that will veer from repressive measures against all of us in the name of the war against terror to appeasement towards all existing criminal and potentially terrorist organizations.

It will be a government that will not be able to grapple with the concept of national identity or deal with the problem of generations of youngsters who are uneducated and frustrated by the fact that they are not given any education or pointed towards any possible achievements. Be nice to everybody is not an adequate aim in life.

It will be a government that will flounder in its foreign and defence policies, making sure that they are not accused of being too American and, therefore, being members of the Anglosphere but waffling on about “not being ruled by Europe”. And, in the meantime, the country will go on drifting into an ever closer and more expensive integrated European defence structure. Then, when it is too late, they will squeal.
How do I know all this? Because, dear reader, I have been told by the Conservative leaders, the Boy-King and his acolytes. Told, loud and clear. It is time to start listening to them.

You, dear reader, may not like these policies. I certainly do not like them. But there is no point in pretending they do not exist. This is what every single person who votes Conservative in the next election will be voting for. You have been warned.

And now, that’s enough Tories. (Ed.)

(Cross-posted from EUReferendum)

Posted by Helen Szamuely at October 4, 2006 07:32 AM
Comments

I also fear the end of the Union under Mr Cameron. Conservative and Unionist Party, forsooth! It is quite likely that Her Majesty's next Government will be a Tory one, but with fewer than a dozen seats in Scotland and Wales combined. In the current climate of opinion, I think that's curtains for the United Kingdom, and not least because I think that the Tories have resigned themselves to it - everything they say about a Scottish MP not being allowed to be PM because of the West Lothian Question and so on. They rant about that these days more than they used to about Europe.

Taken along with that new Oak Tree logo (and using it in Scotland as well as England!), how can this be anything but deliberately provocative of Scottish opinion? I believe that they have decided that without Scotland there will never be another Labour government in England. To add insult to injury, that might even have been worth it before they turned their party into a lukewarm imitation of New Labour, with all the nannyish handwringing but none of the conviction in their PC-thuggery which the Blairites have. Quomodo sedet sola civitas...

Posted by: Ed at October 4, 2006 08:48 AM

The Boy King’s rejection of Owen Paterson’s Green Paper on fisheries has been especially popular in Scotland, not.

Posted by: Dave at October 5, 2006 09:19 AM

I don't think the Boy King has quite worked that out, Dave. He thinks he can stand up and pour bile on the English and that will make up for the dropping of that Green Paper. It has its amusing moments, I suppose.

Posted by: Helen at October 5, 2006 09:34 AM

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