Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Compassionate Conservatism?

The Coffee House has a post about the Conservative PPC standing against Harriet Harman in Peckham at the forthcoming General election. Whilst one can only admire Stranack's motives what does stick in my craw is the final remarks on the Coffee House post that "His presence as a candidate gives you even more hope that the Tory leadership is taking their "compassionate conservatism" agenda seriously."

The Concise Oxford Dictionary lists a definition of 'compassionate' as: adj: sympathetic. There is nothing 'compassionate' about the present Conservative Party and a true definition of 'Conservative' is today more likely to be defined as 'LabourLiberalDemocrat'.

If Cameron was 'compassionate' he would immediately agree to a referendum on Britain's membership of the EU - which is what the majority of the country demands - instead of acting like a dictator and stating what he will allow the country to have. In this regard Cameron is no different from any of the other two main political leaders today in that they have lost sight of the fact they and their party are supposed, when elected to Parliament, to represent the views of those electing them.

All three party leaders waffle about votes for minor parties being a waste of a vote. What gives these people the right to dictate that only those three parties should be allowed on the ballot paper? They talk about democracy yet are content to continue the process whereby this country's democracy is subordinated to Brussels. The latest example of this is the ruling by our 'Supreme' Court in the case of bank charges, where the Court have done no more than concur that EU law is superior to any British law in applying Regulation 6(2) of the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999 SI 1999/2083. This judgement states "The 1999 Regulations were made under section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972 in order to transpose into national law Council Directive 93/13/EEC on unfair terms in consumer contracts."

As I have said before - a Pox on all their houses, especially those on which we are paying the mortgage interest!

H/T: EU Referendum for the details on the Supreme Court ruling.

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