In response to, Kathy Gyngell: The party of the family kills off the family to please a few posh feminists, Earthenware wrote:
I’ve been reading The Conservative Woman for a while and the stories relating to the current government have highlighted its anti-family, eco-loony, big-government, pro-feminist, anti-Christian, anti-freedom, pro-EU policies on pretty much everything.
I’m sure that Kathy Gyngell is being ironic when she calls it “The party of the family”, but this is the crux of the issue. The modern Tories are not conservative any more. They have abandoned all the values of social conservatism.
As long as the electorate allows the Tories to continue trading on their past reputation of being conservative, things will continue to decline.
I can understand Tory voters’ antagonism towards any party that will cost them power, but I really think that they should be asking themselves whether the Tory Party is worth preserving in its current form. If one believes in conservatism – either social or fiscal – surely it is clear by now that the Modern Tories are not the party to support.