No one has been more critical of the modern Conservative Party’s adoption of ‘regressive’ (progressive they are not) left liberal and morally relative values than we have. No one who reads this website regularly could be mistaken about our views.
We made it crystal clear what we thought about Mrs May’s manifesto shift to the left, away from tried, tested and proven Conservative principles – strong families, lower taxes and smaller state – as the route to national prosperity and well being. It was quite misguided.
But what Mrs May has suggested by way of further state intervention is nothing to the Venezuelan-style havoc that a Labour government under Mr Corbyn would wreak on the country. Forget too under Corbyn any prospect of an effective counter-terrorism strategy. His party has become openly anti-Semitic; he has the most extensive links with terrorists in his party and he puts terrorists’ human rights above the (our) right to life. Mrs May, by contrast, for all her flaws at the Home Office, albeit late in the day, promises to rip up human rights laws to fight terror. She is finally on the right track.
Laura said on Sky News yesterday that: “The British people will not elect a Marxist with terrorist sympathies who will crash the economy and raise taxes to a level not known in peace time as the Institute of Fiscal Studies has confirmed.
We do believe this. Yet, we cannot be as confident as some optimists are of a Tory win. They claim Tory support will be solid thanks to the boost given to it by Ukip switchers, worth they say 6 extra percentage points of the vote share. We are not so sanguine. After the last few weeks of ‘Red Toryism’, Ukip has found a purpose and supporters again. Readers will be tempted to vote for it.
The optimists also claim that Labour’s new support is unreliable. Again this is an unknown and it is not the case according to our friend canvassing in Hammersmith where, she told us, Momentum is very effectively out in force.
Finally, the optimists tell us that the SNP is past its peak. Maybe. Without doubt Ruth Davidson has packed some punches but we would not bet on ‘tough nut’ Nicola Sturgeon and her SNP bullies buckling any time soon.
The Conservatives cannot rely on any of this to get them back in for the reason that Cerberus set out here, which is that, for the first time ever perhaps, ‘the young’ have the nation’s destiny in their hands – if they come out to vote. Thanks to left wing indoctrination in our schools and universities, thanks to their naive Corbynesque views about the nation’s ‘ money tree’ and their fashionable ‘ Occupy’ attitude to the wicked wealthy, and thanks finally to their ‘politicisation’ by Corbyn’s direct action/Momentum youth membership push, they can upset the voting apple cart. If they come out in droves for the first time ever, it will be for Labour .
The British electorate is decent and not stupid. But Corbyn’s new Marxist youth party is not.
This is why today all you Tory dissidents must swallow your qualms. There is only one way to vote in this election. Conservative. Otherwise we may have no country left to vote for.