You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry . . .

To return to the topic of dispirited ex-bloggers, it was instructive to note how many of them gave as the main reason for leaving the blogroll the fact that they no longer had the boiling rage that gave them the impetus to write.  This was (they said) down to the Gorgon and his Labour cronies leaving the scene, and i-Dave and his Cameroonies now filled them with ennui.

I have an alternative view; I long ago gave up hoping that the Tories would save us from Socialism, seeing them as the pale blue centre party that they became in the 70’s.  (Mrs. T. was just a blip in the decline.)  Even so, it is clear that most people of the right-of-centre still believe that the Conservatives are so in nature as well as name and continue to vote for them in the anticipation that they will move the country a little further away from the statist nightmare it has become.

Now, you can blame these folk for being naive, but the essential point is that the Tories know this is what their supporters believe and continue to play up to it, giving hope where there is none rather than being honest and saying “Well, if you vote for us then nothing much will really change, so you’re stuffed either way.”  And this is what makes me angry; I expect Millie Edband and his chums to bleed the taxpayer dry and suck up to the EU, but the Tories were supposed to be different.  In my view, we should be outraged to the point of spontaneous combustion that nothing of any substance is going to change under a Tory government.

I mentioned supporters earlier; what Cameron has pointedly ignored is that support is a two-way street.  The public vote for the party in the expectation that the party will then support them by honouring promises and at least trying to move the ship of state in the Right direction.  This is where the anger hits again; Dave wants your support but refuses to give the voters what they want.  How many times has it been said by the new breed of Tory leader-writer (e.g. Matthew D’Ancona) that they Conservative party have to move away from the traditional supporter (although of course they use phrases like “the right-wing extreme element”)?  You see, the traditional “Maggie was the best” Tory supporter is no longer required once they’ve placed their cross in the “Conservative” box on the ballot paper.  The treatment of the new Tory party with regard to these people is no different to that of Gordon Brown’s view of Gillian Duffy; we’re all “bigoted” now.

The reason for the move to the centre (apart from the nonsense about leaving the “nasty party” behind) is to gain votes from the centre.  It doesn’t seem to have occurred to them that they would have got as many (if not more) votes by regaining their traditional values.  If the Tories had put up a firmer right-of-centre manifesto at the last election, do you really think they would have not done better and so avoided the Coagulation?

What about the useful idiots; are they not a further cause of boiling rage?  Does Freddie Forsyth and the like really continue to believe that the Tories will save the day?  That, given just a bit more time, a new breed of sceptical MPs will rise up and swing the party back to the right?  That they will then renegotiate our terms of engagement with the EUSSR (despite the fact that renegotiation is not possible)?  Have they not been watching the news or reading the newspapers for the last 15 years?  Apart from the Nice and Lisbon Treaties, it was Conservative ministers who signed every piece of EU paper that was put in front of them, so consigning the UK to a bear trap of undemocratic regulation, taxation, and suffocation of enterprise.  While there are some Tory MPs and MEPs with the right attitude (e.g. Roger Helmer, Duncan Carswell, Daniel Hannan) how many times will they be kicked in the gonads by the High Command before they realise that they are wasting their time taking the Tory whip?

How can you not be angry, bloggers of the right?


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