I do like reading Iain Dale, the UK Conservative blogger but I find I don’t agree with much that he says insofar is his conclusions have little connection to the body of his argument.
Let’s take two examples from his article in the Daily Telegraph today;
First, he accepts that it is right for political candidates to speak out on issues on which they feel strongly. Yet Iain shows a complete lack of support for the Conservative candidate Nigel Hastilow who was hounded out of the Conservative Party earlier this week merely for suggesting that Enoch Powell has a point about the downsides of immigration!
Then, writing as a gay man, he rightly points out that the pro-Gay rights laws are anti-freedom of expression. Well said Iain. Yet he adds that the best we can expect from his Party on this is a "courageous" abstention in the Commons when it comes to opposing the legislation.
You see this is where I have the problem. Those like Iain do know what is right but they lack the bottle to say it, or support it. That’s why when it comes down to it, you really CANNOT trust Conservatives. They know right, they support wrong – hypocrites does not seem too strong a word?