Saturday, 20 February 2010

The Conservatives - The Party For Everyone

So reckons iDave in this video just released as a counter to Gordon Brown's big speech today with the catchy title of 'A Future Fair For All'.


He believes that this government has taken the electorate for fools and one has to ask iDave: he doesn't take the electorate for fools? How can the electorate not feel they have been taken for fools by the Conservative Party when just days before the European elections - and, more importantly, on which they campaigned - iDave said on 26th May: "It's no wonder people feel so disillusioned with politics and Parliament when they see so many big decisions that affect their lives being made somewhere else. So a progressive reform agenda demands that we redistribute power from the EU to Britain and from judges to the people. We will therefore hold a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty....." Note that there was no caveat about whether the Lisbon Treaty was ratified or not.

If iDave continues to campaign between now and the general election, due shortly, on the pretence that he will govern this country then he surely is taking the electorate for fools. In his own words so many big decisions that affect our lives are being made somewhere else, decisions over which he has no control, yet he continues as if this no longer matters or is of no consequence.

Consider one aspect of the forthcoming general election that seems to have escaped his notice. Speaker Bercow is being challenged by Nigel Farage in the constuency of Buckingham and this contest will attract a great deal of press coverage. Farage's campaign - and the alternative policies on which he is standing - will have an impact on every constituency. The issues on which the three main parties may wish to contest the general election will not, I fear, be of their own choosing!

3 comments:

Mark Wadsworth said...

"Consrvatives"?

James Higham said...

No, Mark, Cnsrvtives. Spell it right, lad.

Witterings From Witney said...

Ok ok - not my fault that the keys are unable to keep up with my speed of typing!