Saturday, May 28, 2005

Time to Go!!

This Guardian article unsurprisingly has it completely arse over tit. It seems to me that it is time for Michael Howard to do the decent thing and go before this whole thing becomes a farce. Rather than gerrymander the leadership contest, remove the power from hard-working members like me and my colleagues, and try and desparately promote 'boy wonder' (aka the vacant David Cameron), Mr Howard should realise that his is a quixotic effort. The party is not for turning; we don't want to modernise into the right of the Liberal Democrats; and we want someone who will stand up for timeless Tory values- lowering taxes, shrinking the state, traditional values rather than fashionable relativism, and securing our borders. No matter how much time we are given, we are not going to be taken in by the patronising preaching of the 'Notting Hill set': people who think cultural elitism, soggy pro-state big spending and being 'nice' will connect with 'ordinary voters'. What an 'extra-ordinary' idea!!

Ken Clarke's 'Vanity Tour 2005' is playing to empty venues up and down the land. French-loving federasts are oh-so popular in Britain, and the man who stabbed Margaret in the back will get the loyalty that he deserves- none!!

Mr Howard, I am sorry. The party is not going to 'change' into something that betrays its values. Nobbling the rules STILL won't get you the result you want. It is time to go. Bye, and thanks for the memories.

Monday, May 23, 2005

David on Frost

DD set out a very seductive stall for the leadership on the Frost show. I also liked his clarity on the need for party democracy and the freedom for MPs to dissent from the leadership.

Saturday, May 21, 2005

The Modernisers and Democracy

Good to see that people are getting justifiably angry about the power grab by the modernisers to stitch-up the party. This blog is not just about getting the right man to lead the party- and to further the values that have made the Conservative Party great- but also about safeguarding our right to pick who we stuff envelopes for. Thank God that we have [i]some[/i] members of the parliamentary party who don't think that we are all idiots.

Thursday, May 19, 2005

More Declare for Davis

I am pleased to announce that a great new blog has announced for David Davis. It seems that cyberspace is reaching critical mass, and if DD is as good at courting his fellow MPs as he is party members then he should be a shoe-in.
From what I have been hearing from fellow party members, and from the amount of blogging support for Mr Davis, other potential conservative candidates should carefully weigh up their options.
This blog originally started in order to head off the conservative Cassandras, nay-sayers and lefties who said that our party had to renounce our heritage and beliefs. It is clear that we need one mainstream Conservative leadership candidate who can put our beliefs clearly and loudly. Personal vanity or petty rivalry should not get in the way of the pursuit of conservative values. Other candidates should weigh up how much public support they enjoy throughout the party- whether or not our democratic right to pick our leader is taken away from us- and unite behind the best-placed conservative to win- not just the bast-placed Conservative. If that is David Davis- as increasingly seems likely- the likes of Fox, Redwood and Rosindell should expect to be rewarded accordingly in the fullness of time. Our party used to put a premium on loyalty, and only when we get in line and stick to our mission will we be ready for government again.

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

A Great Blog

Normally I would just post links on the right, but I thought that I should give this blog more of a shout. It is good to see that the battle is cyberspace is being waged with as much ferocity as David Davis himself would want!! As someone who was in the army would have told Mr Davis, "they don't like it up 'em"!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Howard Says the Party Must Change

Michael Howard thinks that the most successful party in the Western world must 'change' or else risk defeat. Stuff and nonsense!! At the last election we hit one clear theme- immigration- and it was a massive vote winner. I don't understand how people think that by blunting a cutting edge, we can possibly be MORE electable? We need to be consistently conservative: much less tax, less regulation, less public spending, safer borders and traditional morals in an increasingly amoral society. If every issue had hit home like the immigration issue, rather than a shallow aping of the Blairite line, then Michael Howard would be in No.10.
The Party is not for turning!

Sunday, May 15, 2005

Not Again!!

"Hello everyone. I am here today because I have a problem. My name is Kenneth Clarke and I am addicted to running for the leadership of the Conservative Party."

Great! Ken Clarke has announced that he plans to run again for the Tory leadership. Not only has he been told where to go twice; not only have people not forgotten his treachery to the greatest Prime Minister that this country has ever seen; but the man who would make the EU king has the hubris to try to start another civil war within the Party. If he had any decency, any sense of loyalty to the party and the country, he would shuffle back into the gloomy history books on the Major government where he belongs. If our MPs are stupid enough to get him elected, they shall reap the whirlwind as soon as Blair calls the referendum for the EU constitution, the euro, and on other important issues facing the nations.

Ken Clarke should not be running for the leadership of the Conservatives, but of the Liberal Democrats.

Friday, May 13, 2005

Davis strikes first blow

A wonderful first declaration of intent from the man who would be leader. All of this trendy 'diversity' rubbish, though, can go to the birds...

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

We must have our say!

On the BBC's 'Have Your Say' section on the next Tory leader, the following was posted:

The Tories need to split, John Bercow and the Lib Dems within the party should go and join them, leave the right wingers as Tories, then I may come back and vote Tory. We need a party who show the same distrust of big Government as the electorate. Gordon Brown is Old Labour, and once he gets to power then a right wing Tory party will start to climb in the polls. In my experience the Opposition does not win an election, the incumbents lose it, and Labour will do so in the coming months.
John, England

Hear, hear!!

Why This Blog?

I have started this blog to express my displeasure that my party's leader, the Rt. Hon. Michael Howard QC MP, seems intent on snatching defeat from the jaws of victory by over-promoting bruscetta-eating public school types with fluff between their ears rather than stick with battle-hardened real Tories like David Davis and Liam Fox. This blog is also meant to bring the mainstream of the Tory party that it is under attack from Blairites like Cameron, Osbourne and the insufferable Bercow and Yeo, together and to stress that if our Thatcherite heritage is to remain then we can not split our support. Whether your cup of tea is Davis, Fox or Redwood, the Tory Right and centre must remember that unity pays. By aping the empty platitudes of Blairism we will go into meltdown as this present govt. does- and in short order. The only people who would benefit would be the Lib dems.

It is also worth remembering that with a renewed focus on immigration and Europe in the last few days, we would have come amazingly close to overturning this treacherous government. Pitiful tax cuts and laughable apologists for conservatism drove down our vote and appeal.

If we elect one of the clowns, then UKIP will laugh themselves silly...