By David Vance On June 13th, 2012 at 8:21 am
Regular readers will know I am no fan of Cameron and his CINOS. Here’s another reason why I hold such a view..
“In a claim that will irritate many voters and Conservative MPs, David Cameron’s spokesman said there was no popular support for a referendum on Britain’s position within the EU . Resolving the eurozone crisis was a greater priority, she said.
So when polls show 80% of respondents demanding a poll NOW, they are all wrong and the Prime Minister’s spokesman right? Seriously?
I have said it before and I will say it again – Cameron will destroy British Conservatism and guarantee the return of Labour in 2015. He is arrogant, detached from the will of the people, and he governs as a liberal. That is a formula for meltdown.
By Pete Moore On May 25th, 2012 at 4:56 pm
UK Enrichment News!
Every school in England could be sent free copies of the Koran, Michael Gove has said. The Education secretary said it would be “fantastic” if a rich benefactor would support sending out copies of the Islamic holy text to schools.
Hey Tories, I’d be much obliged if you can do something useful before the next election, like shooting yourselves in the head.
By David Vance On May 6th, 2012 at 9:52 am
Two and a half cheers for Conservative MP Nadine Dorries! She has written an interesting article here;
David Cameron stated last week that he is aiming for a ‘Conservative-led’ Government in 2015. The implication being that he is not working towards a Conservative majority. He said what many MPs have long suspected and discussed – that the Prime Minister would far prefer to govern as part of a permanent Lib-Dem coalition than with a Conservative majority which would reach out to both the Left and the Right wings of the party.
Cameron is a CON-servative and this blog said so YEARS ago when he was standing for the leadership of that Party. That is why I supported David Davis at that time. More PR focused than principles driven, Cameron’s distaste for core conservative principles is the REASON that his party flounders and allows an utterly wretched Labour Party to win so many local Council seats. Can he change? No. Cameron wants to stay in power at all costs and the price to be paid for that will be a continual kow-towing the dripping wet liberalism of Clegg and co. He is heading for the political rocks denying that the coast is even in sight. I imagine that around 2014, he will start to “talk tough” and offer some theoretical red meat for the proles but as Nadine says, he aspires to govern with liberals. You have been warned.
By David Vance On May 4th, 2012 at 9:47 pm
A reader sent me this and I thought he makes a number of great points!
“Conservative party Destroying the Quality of life” :
1.. Work until you drop pensions ..A pension that you were taxed for.
2.. Granny Tax: Taxing the thrifty who saved to provide for themselves in old age.
3..The public disapprove of same sex marriage..Groveling to minority’s in particularly the Muslim community, appointing a Muslim to the cabinet a person who was never voted into government by the public ..
4. 100 people chasing one job vacancy. Factory’s close, Destroying British jobs with EU red tape..His and hers pregnancy leave..Allowing a flood of imports from China Communist Dictatorship. Excessive council tax: Only a fool would open a factory now in Britain.
5.. Britain now a safe haven for terror: European human rights judges have blocked more than 900 attempts by Britain to deport foreign criminals and terror suspects in recent years.
6. Not holding the BBC to account for wasting the publics money, money paid with the threat of a prison sentence. .. Allowing the BBC to broadcast Left wing propaganda,
7..Government preach austerity while paying the EU £50 million a day and giving £12 billion in foreign aid. Mercedes dealers in Africa are rubbing their hands with glee.
8.. Cameron plans to destroy the House of Lords
9..Wasting time and ££££ on the Leveson Inquiry
10. Still to many none jobs in County Council Town Halls on salaries and gold plated pensions that would be unobtainable in the private sector
11. Allowing the public to have more say on local planing applications so that left wing and Green nuts can cause endless delay on approvals
By Pete Moore On May 4th, 2012 at 9:48 am
Tories have warned David Cameron to “return to Tory values” after the kicking they took in yesterday’s local elections, with labour picking up hundreds of council seats at the expense of the other two cheeks.
What? How can you “return” to somewhere you never been? David Cameron is a social democrat. He always has been a social democrat and he’s leading a social democrat government. For Cameron, conservatism is not so much ‘The Road Less Travelled’ as ‘The Road Not Taken’. The Party freely chose him, a man obviously not familiar with conservatism, so excuse me while I laugh now at their complaints.
This week the Rev Peter Mullen captured precisely what the Tory Party now is and why it’s losing supporters in droves. It’s just a couple of hundred words long and absolutely stinging, describing it as “more socialist than any socialist government I have seen in my lifetime,” and asking “Why should I, or any other conservative-minded person vote for it?”
By David Vance On April 4th, 2012 at 9:20 am
Did you read the claim that the Conservatives will not win the next election unless they appeal more to black and Asian voters, (sic) Baroness Warsi, the party’s co-chairman, has warned.
The peer’s intervention comes after George Galloway swept to victory as the new MP in Bradford West by courting Muslim voters, overturning four decades of Labour control over the seat. According the New Statesman, Baroness Warsi told a meeting of MPs: “[U]nless and until campaigning with BME [black and minority-ethnic] communities is institutionalised and embedded in every aspect of what we do as a political party, we cannot win an overall majority in 2015.”
So, time to assiduously court the Muslim vote a la Gallahoway? Fair enough but I sincerely trust that conservative voters finally waken up to the fact that the Conservative Party does not deserve any of their votes as it staggers down the road to liberal oblivion with PR spiv David Cameron leading the charge.
As it happens, I LIKE Warsi but some things she says are spectacularly stupid. This is one.
By David Vance On March 7th, 2012 at 8:59 pm
Cameron is not the heir to Blair. He is the heir to Heath. Looks like the best thing any genuine conservative can do is pray that come 2015, the Conservative Party will be removed from power. Certainly that’s what Ed West suggests here…
When Maude uses phrases such as “turn the clock back”, he is in effect signalling to social liberals that the Conservatives Party shares their worldview, even though the bulk of the British population does not. And the socially liberal political consensus is not just unpopular with the public at large, but it is losing traction on an intellectual level, especially in the United States, just as the Keynesian consensus was by the 1970s. Just as Heath had to go to make way for Thatcher, so the Tories losing in 2015 may well be a blessing in disguise for conservatism and Britain.
The ONLY chance the UK has is for the dissembling spineless values put forth by Cameron to be utterly smashed at the polls. If people want social progressiveness, that is what Labour and the Lib-Dems offer. By seeking to copy this ideology, Frances Maude and co are sitting a direction that ensure electoral defeat. That’s a good thing – let them smash their Party on the rocks of sopping liberalism.
By David Vance On March 7th, 2012 at 11:47 am
Pardon the headline but it’s my summation of this nonsense from Francis Maude;
Conservative Party members must back gay marriage and do more to win over ethnic minority voters if the party is to shake off its “backward looking” image, Francis Maude will say today.
Since when does endorsing gay radicalism constitute “conservatism”? As for pandering to any ethnic group, surely the conservative position should be to treat all equally, regardless of ethnicity? The reality is that the so-called Conservative Party is anything but conservative. It retains some vague vestige of conservatism but when you listen to the sort of progressive liberalism being advocated by Maude you realise that it is a sham. The departure of Steve Hilton seems to have been the green light for sopping wet liberals like Maude to advance their agenda and it should repel any thinking conservative.
By Mike Cunningham On January 17th, 2012 at 4:48 pm
So when the clowns from the local Council attempt to tell me that I should move out of my own home in order to ‘free up’ unused bedrooms, and move into ‘suitable sheltered accommodation’ , will I be then arrested for attempting to disobey the word from ‘on high’, or will the armed thugs who seem to be on permanent call simply bundle me and my wife into their black vans and take us to a ‘home’?
Where are the cries from the ‘Liberal Elite’ that government plans to deprive ordinary Englishmen of their freedom and property are as welcome as leprosy? These proposals are being made in all sincerity by people who are supposed to be Tories!
The question, as asked in the Economic Voice blog is quite reasonable; “‘How long before the elderly ‘volunteers’ become the elderly ‘encouraged’ and then the elderly ‘morally blackmailed’ being forced out because they are made to feel that they are not worthy to stay in the home they paid for?’
By David Vance On January 1st, 2012 at 10:40 am
Nice to see our liberal Coalition starting the year with another declaration of class war;
In England and Wales, about eight million people currently live in four million council or housing association homes. The government wants to give local authorities powers to force wealthy tenants, who earn over £100,000, to pay rents nearer to market rates. If they refused, they would face eviction. “The number involved is believed to be relatively small – just 6,000 – but they are symbolic of what ministers believe is a key failing in social housing,” said our correspondent.
What sort of logic is this. If you choose to live in a Council house, you pay the due rent. What is being proposed here is that there will be a form of rent apartheid introduced so if you live in an identical council house to your neighbour but you earn £100,000 then you will pay a premium because of what you earn. Of you refuse, they will throw you out of your home. This is socialist engineering, spitefully targeting those who earn more. That a Government with a large “Conservative” element in it could seek to introduce this legislation suggests that we do no have a Conservative government in ANY sense of the word. Then there is the question who exactly will get the houses that the successful are thrown out of? Could it be that those illegal immigrants that our Judiciary demand we retain in the UK even when they have no right to be here?