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Laura Perrins: Spendthrift Tories fritter away our children’s future


Here we go again. The Conservative party wants to look ‘nice’ after some internal polling suggested that it is not seen as ‘caring enough’.

According to the Guardian, ‘groups of Tories were called into Downing Street for meetings with Gavin Barwell, the prime minister’s chief of staff, [last week] to be told about the party’s political narrative, entitled “Building a Britain fit for the future”.

‘They were told polling suggests Conservatives are viewed as competent and having many of the right policies but that they were not caring enough when it comes to their values.’

I am sure the polling is right, but it is not because the party lacks good policies. This polling is a result of the total ineptitude of the party to advocate true conservatism as the only compassionate policy and that Leftism/progressivism is in fact evil.

Granted, the Tories must compete with the Leftist media, especially the BBC. However, in these days of social media and diluting of the mainstream media influence, there is really no excuse why the Conservative party cannot sell Burkean conservatism as the only sensible, compassionate policy that cares about the rising generation.

Instead, ‘The new briefing document for MPs, seen by the Guardian, lists seven policies on issues such as housing, schools, a balanced approach to public spending and tackling injustices, while care for the environment will be a guiding principle under it all.’

In other words, this will involve ever greater public spending, thus burdening the next generation with even greater levels of debt.

In addition, when the Conservatives say they want to protect the environment, this will not necessarily mean protecting the lived environment around us. No, it will mean a mix of letting the globalists loose to build ever higher, uglier glass and steel towers to trash the skyline, especially in London (even though no one wants to live in them), with loading the energy bills of poorer families with nonsensical ‘green’ policies that benefit rich special interest groups. Many so-called green policies, such as wind farms, are not green at all, and involve a direct transfer of resources from the poor to the rich. You will rarely hear a Tory MP point this out.

Tory environmental policy will not mean saving green spaces or the character of a village. No, no, all that will be threatened, probably by people who have a home in the highly planning-restricted Cotswolds. But the others out there – the poor Little Englanders – will have to sacrifice their green spaces for housing because of the massive increase in immigration (which remember you are not allowed to talk about).

The Tories seem incapable of explaining that it is conservatism that seeks to conserve the very best of British society, and indeed Western civilisation, for future generations. They must explain that we should not load the next generation either with increasing levels of personal debt such as tuition fees, which have debased a degree so that now everyone must have one, or indeed national debt which stands at about £30,000 per head.

It is predicted that Britain will still run a budget deficit in 2025. The national debt stands at £1.8trillion, and is on course to top £1.9trillion. This is nothing short of a national scandal and a grossly immoral burden to place on future generations.

It is the progressives in their search for utopia today who seek to destroy institutions that best protect the rising generation – from the family, to the lived environment, to the market that will eventually provide them with jobs.

It is the progressives who selfishly heap more and more personal and public debt upon those who cannot even vote and those not yet born. They do this to set up their useless, inefficient socialist utopia and to make themselves look good. Trashing the futures of children merely to make yourself look and feel good – that is wicked. That is Leftism.

is the progressives who will not even hear of any possible reform to the NHS despite the fact that chest X-rays go unexamined, that babies are stillborn in greater numbers than in other countries, and that we now have out-and-out bureaucratic rationing of medical treatment.

The Conservatives will not hear of stating the case for reform, because they don’t want to look nasty. Still, defending a health system that has an unnecessarily high stillbirth rate simply to make yourself look good seems pretty nasty to me.

So the rising generation do the only thing they think they can do – look to the socialists and the grabbing of the resources of others through high taxation and nationalising utilities. This, they believe, is the only way out. And who can blame them? Have they ever been exposed to true conservatism in the universities or indeed by the party that bears its name? Of course not.

And the Conservatives limp on, further and further to the Left like the muppets they are. God help us all.

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