10:26 16/10/2006                 David Cameron’s standing ovation at the recent Tory Conference really surprised me.  In fact the whole thing left me with a strange feeling that I haven’t experienced since listening to fairy tales whilst sitting on my grandmother’s knee. 
I had always thought of Conservatives as believing in:- low taxes, not spending too much on the National Health Service, hetrosexual marriage and that our present Labour Prime Minister is a disaster.
It appears that I was wrong.  Young Dave told his followers that: we should not insist on tax cuts, the NHS is a “symbol of social solidarity”, gay marriage is a good thing and Tony Blair deserves credit. This gave him the standing ovation!
Glancing around the audience, as shown on TV, I hardly recognised the Tory faithful;  most were under 50, there appeared to be more women than men and there was a good mixture of ethnic (ie brown/black) faces.  This scene, it seemed to me was designed by advertising executives.  When the cameras moved around to the more usual conservative figures, I thought, they looked very ill at ease.
To get elected they must banish Redwood , Tebitt and their ilk from public view.  They must not emphasize tax cuts, getting out of the EU, clamping down on immegration and so on.
They say that the NHS is top priority but if you believe that it will not be among the first things they cut back on, I think time will prove you wrong.

Published in: on October 16, 2006 at 5:42 pm  Leave a Comment  

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