‘Farage Effect’ Forces Conservatives to Rediscover Conservatism

‘Farage Effect’ Forces Conservatives to Rediscover Conservatism, by James Delingpole.

Here is a — by no means exhaustive — list of all the disastrous, very unconservative and mostly left-liberal things the Conservatives have inflicted on us [in the UK] in the last decade. …

Sugar tax

Appointment of Green ideologue Tony Juniper to head Natural England

Minimum wage

Failure to repeal Climate Change Act

Total failure to enforce equality before the law — so that now we have special protected groups with special rights including Sharia law courts …

Highest tax burden for decades …

More subsidisation of childcare

Carbon price floor

Gender pay gap reporting …

Plain packaging …

Rebranding living within your means as “austerity” – thus making it harder for genuinely conservative administrations to cut spending

900 Met officers policing hurty words on Twitter …

Making it much easier for the left to characterise any conservative policy as ‘hard right’ or ‘far right’ …

Abolishing prison sentences under six months because – apparently – short sentences ‘harm not heal.’

Plastic bag tax

Continuing to fund left-wing/nanny state pressure groups …

Banning (very mildly) controversial speakers such as Lauren Southern from the UK

Anything in the childhood obesity strategy

Enabling men to become women merely on their say-so (aka ‘Pick your own gender: no Doctor’s Note needed). …

Cosying up to St Greta – the annoying kid who gets her climate facts from Ice Age 2, probably

Throwing Sir Roger Scruton under a bus …

Policemen will need degrees

Redefinition of the sacrament of marriage …

That’s enough, I think for the time being. Somebody suggested to me: “Rather than make a list of the unconservative things that the Conservatives have done, why not make it easier by listing the conservative things that they’ve done.”

OK. Here’s that list in full…

 

Yup. Ten years in office and not a single conservative thing achieved. That’s quite an indictment. And it’s no wonder that so many of you — me included — have so little faith in the Conservatives that they never want to vote for them again.

What’s British or Australian for “rino” (Republican in name only)?