Have we a guilty secret? Remember Burke saying: 'All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.' Why are we not shouting from the hustings that we will return to the people their ancient liberties?
Why, Mr Cameron, is the Conservative party passing by on the other side while our old liberties fall among thieves?
However, I do not agree with the useless commenter who calls himself Karl123, who wrote the following Harding-style garbage.
So the fox hunting, hooray Henry, tory Toff, free market party has a history of liberty and can be relied upon to fight for the working classes and the poor and disenfranchised? Show me some poor, working class tories! These public school, over priviliged aristocrats and upper middle classes know nothing about the interests and needs of working class people.
Let's just have a wee look at that shall we (and yes, I'm afraid that this is merely an extension of the comment that I left in that place).
So the fox hunting, hooray Henry, tory Toff, free market party has a history of liberty and can be relied upon to fight for the working classes and the poor and disenfranchised?
Reverse snobbery is such an ugly thing, isn't it? It automatically makes one look like a bitter, ignorant fuckwit and I'm afraid that Karl comes across as precisely that.
And "fox hunting"? This government banned it, remember? They are very fond of banning things, this government. That is partly what we are all complaining about: the erosion of our liberties.
Show me some poor, working class tories!
Well, we could start with all those Tory-voting farmers, if you like, Karl. I know a couple actually. Oh, and some Tory-voting teachers too.
Oh, and I'm not working class, but I do work and I am currently extremely poor; yet I am still a conservative. I am willing to work hard in order to ensure that I become less poor and I would far rather that the government left me alone to get on with it. I would certainly rather that they stopped taxing my meagre earnings quite so hard. A real Conservative government, one that believed and actually actioned the concept of a small state would need to spend very little money—considerably less that NuLabour's £500 billion a year—and would therefore need far less tax revenue. I think that you would find that you could then raise the Personal Allowance to, oh, £10,000–£12,000. This would definitely help the working classes, no? It might not help those who do not work quite so much but, in the long run, the abolition of the Welfare State would.
These public school, over priviliged aristocrats and upper middle classes know nothing about the interests and needs of working class people.
And public-school-educated, lawyer-with-two-Bristol-flats-and-a-£4-million-house-in-London Blair does? Really? And people like Michael "nine properties" Meacher is also in touch with his inner working class, is he? Millionaire Geoffrey Robinson is also sensitive to the needs of the working classes, I would imagine? And Gordon Brown—with his derisory rises in Personal Allowances, the Tax Credit balls-up and any number of other attacks on the freedoms of UK citizens—has the best interests of the poor at heart, does he? Well, if he really does, and his policies aren't all about state control of a massive section of the population, then why doesn't he let people just keep the money that they earn, rather than taking it and then feeding it back to them in dribs and drabs (and then fucking up and demanding massive lump sums back). Don't make me laugh.
You, Karl123, are a blinkered, bigoted fool. I would suggest that, if you are going to hold views that make an angry sixteen year old's look nuanced, you do yourself a favour and don't express them: it just diminishes you in the eyes of all who read them.
What a little prick you are.