TALK ABOUT desperation – Cameron’s claiming to be a conservative! He’ll do anything for a vote. The man’s shameless. What’s more, he’s even summoned up the courage to stick it to No-Mandate Brown:
But I cannot wait to explain why I am so keen to kick out this failing Labour Government. On its watch, our society has broken down, violent crime has doubled, our economy has become burdened with debt, our Armed Forces have been taken for granted and our public services have – at best – failed to improve in line with the increased amounts of money that have been spent on them. What’s more, we have a Government that now wants to change for ever the way this country is governed without asking the people of Britain first in the referendum they were promised.
Yes, yes, yes, yes and yes. But it’s all standard stuff and the same accusations can fairly be made at the last few Tory governments, even more so when it comes to giving our sovereignty to foreigners. He does, though, go on to tell us what he’s made of, just why he’s a conservative. And that’s where he drops the ball:
I am a Conservative because I believe that those values lead inexorably to a political agenda whose central mission is to give people more power and control over their lives
Oh dear. A small point it may be, but it’s fundamental. Government doesn’t have ‘power’ to dispense as it sees fit. The freedom to live our lives as we see fit is ours, the best that government can do is keep out of our way. In Cameron’s mind, ‘power’ naturally resides in government. No genuine conservative thinks that way. He goes on:
Freedom is our mission now, as it always has been. But it is not a mission at all, simply an exercise in nostalgia, unless we apply it to the reality of people’s lives today.
Top-level, turbo-charged nonsense. ‘Freedom is our mission’ is good enough. Leave it at that, you silly man. Plainly, it’s just a bit of nostalgia in the eyes of Cameron, something to look back upon wistfully. As well as ‘power’, it’s still the job of government, he believes, to dispense our freedoms as government sees fit. That’s why he’s no conservative and never will be. I believe that Cameron’s destiny is to leave politics soon and become just a nasty footnote in Conservative Party history. That leaving will happen because his party will lose the next general election. Maybe it will be so low it will split. If so, THAT will be something for which all conservatives ought to be thankful.