The End of The Conservative Party??
Steve Crowther’s email missives are of variable quality, if the truth be told, within the space of one week, we were relegated to being in the “background” of the Brexit battle and then suddenly we were promoted to heirs apparent to the Conservative Party which has now, apparently, ‘ceased to exist’. If only that were literally to be the case.
In fairness to Mr Crowther, he obviously gives these matters considerable thought in-between steamrolling his own Party into reforms and rebrandings as yet undisclosed and he has a point. The proposal that people ‘choose their own gender’ is as insane as it is offensive as a policy idea, let alone a flagship one. It does show the Conservative Party’s detachment from anything even resembling a socially conservative agenda. A slow journey it may have been and resistance may still exist within the ranks of the blues but the slow capitulation of the Conservatives to the globalist agenda has been inevitable and alongside the absorption of this agenda into its political DNA it has jettisoned a commitment to the nation state, the nuclear family, anything approaching a passing acquaintance with the Christian faith as a cornerstone of at least the former, and many other sacred cows have been slain. Like a poison, the globalist agenda has seeped into the body politic of the Conservatives and as it has done with the left it has warped and disfigured it beyond the point where it can now be reasonably recognised as the thing that it once was and in that sense the assertions of Mr Crowther are correct.
I don’t see how this can be the end for the Conservative Party though; they are certainly in for a rough time, one that they justly deserve and are saddled with a deeply unpopular Prime Minister whose position is only set to get to worse and a time in exile from power is on the cards but as a Party it has proven to be resilient, its proprietors masters of state craft and in many ways it is embedded in the fabric of the British nation state so I genuinely believe there will be a Conservative Party in existence until this world ends.
Of course, this does present UKIP with an opportunity however, we would be much better advised to stop acting like political carrion crows; hanging around, waiting for one of the main parties to pop their proverbial clogs. Frankly, in any case, despite the last election, there is little fresh meat to pick off the bone. Just like Pinocchio aspired to be a real boy, so we should aspire to be a real political party and real political parties are not satellites of other, bigger parties. If we think this is the way to go then we should remember how badly such an approach served the Liberal Democrats and we would scarcely want to be remembered as the Liberal Democrats of the right now would we?
Refugees from both the Conservatives and Labour should find a comfortable home here but we then need to open a dialogue about why they felt the need to depart their erstwhile homes in the first place and this is where the current leadership contest comes in. We need to expose the failings of the establishment they are both a part of and currently different contenders are each speaking to aspects of that story whether it be the failure to speak the truth on Islam (Anne-Marie Waters), the corruption of representative democracy (John-Rees Evans) or the abandonment of national culture and the nation state (Peter Whittle) and we must offer these people real solutions. Offering them a reheated version of the thin, tasteless gruel they have just spat out simply will not do. It may also come down to more than accepting one of these narratives over all others and trying to synthesise them all into a new collegiate whole; therefore it would be politically wise to choose one that will not exclude the other but will allow them to grow together and give the Peoples Army what it so desperately needs right now.