I hadn’t realised that such is the fantastical vanity trip of "Call Me Dave" Cameron and the sycophants that surround him ithat his candidate in the Southall by-election even carried the name "David Cameron’s Conervatives" on the ballot paper. He came in third.
And yet the Party Chairman, the woeful Caroline Spelman, has been talking this defeat up as if it were a victory. Let’s face it – Cameron is destroying the Conservative Party and the scale of the disaster will become more clear in the time ahead. The whole phony "Heir to Blair" line doesn’t work – it never did except in the rarefied air of the MSM studios. Brown now leads Labour and Cameron only offers an effete Blair-lite political substitute. As Simon Heffer points out in the Telegraph this morning…
Of course, Dave could continue his process of "change", only move it in a different direction. He could abandon an approach than relies entirely on stunts, image-mongering and naked short-termism and actually start to talk to the real people of Britain. He could talk about giving people back some of their hard-earned money. He could talk about stopping the massive waste of public funds in so many of our services. He could talk about putting police back on the streets. He could talk about using schools as ladders out of poverty rather than as laboratories for social engineers. He could talk about shoring up traditional values and institutions with which most people feel comfortable, rather than undermining them. In short, he could talk about being a Conservative.
Yes, he COULD do Simon, but he WON’T do. His entire appeal is built on the ludicrous notion that he can take on the mantle of Blair yet that is just so beside the point. It is a matter of providing real solutions to the problems that beset our country and in that regard alone, Cameron fails. He ignores the Immigration issue, he is mute on the issue of Islam’s threat to our nation, he has nothing to say about the EU’s takeover of our national sovereignty, in short he is worthless. And yet the Conservative are so desperate to get back into power, that they have convinced themselves this man can lead them forward. He can – over the cliff.