In response to “Kathy Gyngell: The contradictions of Douglas Carswell. A libertarian who believes in marriage,” Mrs D Bliss wrote:
Ten years ago speaking about the EU and immigration was racist and an automatic ticket to societal ostracisation, in fact public employers ensure you sign up to ‘equality and diversity’ ideology in order to actually be employed. This all sounds very nice, but actually it means before you can be employed by the State you have to be aligned to a political, Marxist viewpoint.
The reason I raise this is that Ukip has forged a path over that time period so that discussion is on the agenda, despite the willingness of all the major parties to silence those who would raise their concerns.
Carswell, Farage etc do not understand about the importance of the family; it is unclear to them how this major issue is so revelant to our society. In all honesty I don’t think immigration was an important issue for Farage, but he knew it was an issue for many. It was directly related to the EU and was a way to connect with voters and therefore gain traction for his political ambition of leaving the EU.
The Conservative Woman is an amazing venture and still relatively new. It is creating a much needed space for those who are concerned with traditional marriage to develop and therefore communicate their own arguments about marriage.
You are already bringing this to the attention of the significant number of women and families outside the feminist mantra and hopefully enabling them to see that there is another untapped source of voters who have been ignored by the hereditary parties.
Feminism is being challenged; the dam is breaking. It will take a while longer for our message to get through but I do believe with work like yours at TCW there is an opportunity to have our concerns represented through the Conservative Party.
The only thing is how do we support TCW in doing this?
Editor’s reply: Many thanks for this generous comment. The best thing everyone can do is spread the word about The Conservative Woman among their friends and family and offer us articles for publication on the site.