Sunday, December 31, 2006

Cameroon's hatred for Conservatives

Roy Liddle , linked here, seems to have it right in the Sunday Times:

Now Dave digs Nye, you wonder what’s left

"Nosing around for political heroes, the Conservative party has alighted upon the redoubtable figure of Aneurin Bevan. Having informed us last month that Polly Toynbee was a brave champion of social justice whose values were those from which the Tories could learn a thing or two — rather than a hand-wringing, humourless old trout — it was almost inevitable that the Tories should take the process one stage further and beatify the most left-wing individual ever to hold prominent political office in Britain.

"Still, Nye shared at least one belief with the current Conservative leadership: a pathological hatred of the Conservative party and all that it stands for. “No attempt at ethical or social seduction can eradicate from my heart a deep burning hatred for the Tory party. So far as I am concerned they are lower than vermin,” he once announced. One suspects that David Cameron feels likewise.

"You wonder where all this will lead, the right-wing eulogising of Toynbee and Bevan. How long it will be before some munchkin in the shadow cabinet announces that British conservative thinkers have been unnecessarily unkind to Guy Fawkes, Wat Tyler and Gerry Adams. And that maybe we judged the Baader-Meinhof gang a little too hastily.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Income Taxed at record levels

The Telegraph headline tells the tale, yet the apparently brain dead morons in charge of policy for the main opposition party remain resolute in refusing to commit to any future cuts. Mind numbing stupidity or deliberate sabotage of the nation state?

The income tax burden has soared to its highest level since records began two decades ago, new figures show.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Are Tories with us on Terra?

Upon hearing the news that an illegal immigrant/asylum seeking suspected police killer may have fled the country disguised under the full female muslim veil, Shadow Home Secretary David Davis, issued the following almost unbelievable statement, as reported in The Scotsman, linked here:

"The idea that under any circumstances you could be let through passport control wearing a veil is barely credible," said David Davis, the Conservative's Home Affairs spokesman.

"Doing so when an All Persons Bulletin for murder has been issued demonstrates that our borders are not just porous but non-existent."

What planet do Cameron's Shadow Cabinet inhabit. I cannot recall how long it has been since passport control ceased to exist for those departing by air from Britain. Many years for sure.

In the early days on checking in all accompanying family members would be summoned to the check-in desk to see if passports matched, but even such a minimal control is now only rarely applied - after all what is the point in the case of female veiled muslims who could be one gender at the check in desk but quite another on passing through security.

The only surprise in this report, is that David Davis seems unaware of the realities of the world in which he lives, in common with the rest of the Shadow Cabinet, where he once appeared a talented exception.

Update at 10:50 GMT Sky News are challenging David Davis to the effect that passport controls on exiting passengers were in fact scrapped under the last Tory administration - yes it was in fact that long ago. He is presently digging himself a bigger hole, suggesting it is unacceptable for anyone other than immigration officers to perform that task, again something that has not been the case for years. Rarely has there been a worse display of someone being ignorant of his policy brief.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Osborne is not, after all, the worst member of the opposition treasury team!

Had dead suffragettes seen Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury Ms T. Villiers MP on Sky News tonight .... they would surely turn in their graves and repent for what they had done.

And I had thought Blair's Babes would represent an all time low for Parliamentary Democracy?

Watch out for this walking disaster as the trickle of members away from the Tories turns into the inevitable flood.
One Year of 'Vapid'

A true day of shame for the once conservative Tory Party. one year on today, there stood Cameron at PM's Questions - to the viewers left was David Davis, his vanquished leadership opponent, but elsewhere not a front bench wrinkle was to be seen and, of course, nowhere a principle within.

Amazingly after one whole year of PR gimmicks and media spin, with his one sole election promise on the EPP - shamelessly shattered, such that the EU is not now even mentionable within his party, there has not been one single Tory MP or MEP to have crossed over, resigned nor stood down.

The question for all conservatives is now, therefore, quite simply the following:

Can you really vote for a man who reveals no policies or basic principles in order to gain election to then deliver the policies you believe are based on your own principles once elected?

I cannot. Nor IMO will the electorate.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Christopher Booker's missing bit

The Sunday Telegraph, has as I found on making my weekly visit to the Booker column, got into the censorship business and the column has been severely truncated. Criticism of the failing Cameron is apparently not now to be tolerated within the Telegraph group as the first anniversary of Vapid approaches. Happily thanks to the EU Referendum blog, linked here, we can read the missing section and view the nauseating photograph that prompted one commentator on the Conservative Home blog to ask "Is there nothing this man will not stoop to?" The missing section was the following:
As David Cameron ends his first year as leader of the Opposition, there are clear signs that the greatest gamble in modern British politics has not come off. The little group of ex-public schoolboys who last year hi-jacked the Conservative Party have seemed to gamble on just one strategy. List everything the Party used to stand for – low taxes, the family, rolling back the power of the state, encouraging business, upholding our defences, curbing criminals, common sense – then go for the opposite.

The essence of the gamble has been the belief that, in wooing the support of Lib Dems, would-be greenies, Guardian readers and the supposed "soft centre", they could take their supposed "core" supporters for granted. But as support for Cameron falters, all the evidence seems to suggest that those wished-for new recruits to his "Not The Conservative Party" are not forthcoming, while the Party's former natural supporters are left baffled, dismayed and increasingly angry.

All this was neatly symbolised by the recent photo-opportunities staged by the three men now competing for the role of Britain's prime minister. Mr Blair and Mr Brown, aware that defence and national security (not long ago rating 34 percent on a Mori poll) still rank very much higher as voter priorities than "environmental" issues (only 8 percent), flew out to the Iraq and Afghan battle-zones to pose in front of the largest guns they could find. Mr Cameron, at the same time, flew out to the Sudan, in Lord Ashcroft's CO2 emitting private jet, to be pictured cuddling a little refugee child. It was the "Men from Mars" against "the Boy from Venus". "Darfur Dave" did not come well out of the contrast.

The tragedy is that, confronted by the most corrupt, hypocritical, inefficient, illiberal, discredited government in history, what millions of voters are looking for is an alternative which might put an end to the sleazy, self-regarding sham of the Blair era by displaying some "masculine" firmness: in cutting back on the bloated public sector and the out-of-control bureaucracy which is destroying our health service, education and police; which might encourage enterprise; which might restore democracy to local government; bring back some balance into our public finances; sort out the shambles into which our Armed Forces are sliding; uphold Britain's national interest, as we suffocate under the malfunctioning system of government represented by the European Union.

In other words, what much of the country is crying out for is a party which represents precisely those values which Mr Cameron's Not-The-Conservative Party seems so hellbent on abandoning. As for what he stands for instead, almost the only clear message Darfur Dave seems to have put over to the voters is his sentimental "save the planet" greenery, on which his dotty little gimmicks and practical ignorance have simply made him a laughing stock.

What many voters sadly begin to conclude is that Dave and his cronies seem so hopelessly ill-equipped to take on the serious business of government that, if we have to choose between one gang of PR merchants and another, better stick with the devil we know. Hence the evidence of the latest polls appearing to show that the gamble has failed. Ever larger become the number of would-be Conservatives sorely tempted to join that 40 percent who already feel so alienated from politics that they just stay sullenly at home. But the Guardian readers are scarcely flocking to replace them. So where does all this leave our country?