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Reader’s comment: A true conservative’s lament

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In response to Bruce Newsome: A brief history of conservatism (before the Tories loused it up),

Abominable_Yeoman wrote:

An interesting read. I was raised in a working-class home, as a practising Christian and both parents were conservative and Conservatives. They couldn’t see how you would be anything else. I should add, neither religion nor politics were ever propagandised.

I held this mindset through uni and teaching, and like a man clinging to a life raft refused to release my grip, despite the pull of waves of socialist mantra. All through my time in local government too, surrounded by liberals who talked like dyed-in-the-wool socialists but never wanted to live like one. Hypocrites to a man and woman.

None of them understood how a man from my background could choose not to vote Labour. I told them that they and the disadvantaged they wished to support were being defrauded, well before now when Labour’s disdain for white working-class Britons is so obvious.

I always believed, same as my parents, that being a conservative was a good thing and indeed, why would you be anything else.

I feel bereft of choice now. It’s not a good thing nor a happy thing. I wait rather impatiently for someone to arrive who can offer this choice once again.

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