Class warfare comes to the Tory Party

Pride's Purge

(not satire – it’s the Tory Party)

The Tories often accuse Labour of indulging in class war but the truth is that the Tories themselves are also proficient at it.

The present war between UKIP, its Tory activist sympathisers and Cameron’s circle of over-privileged senior friends and advisers is evidence of it.

UKIP and Tory activists are not all ex-Eton old boys as some on the Left would like to paint them. They include many working class people – much more Rotary Club than Bullingdon Club.

Today’s revelations about one of Cameron’s mates referring disparagingly to Tory activists as  ‘mad swivel-eyed loons’ is yet more evidence of the class conflict in the Tory Party. If it turns out the person who said it is one of Cameron’s public school cronies – as I suspect it will – it shows the utter contempt heaped on those who are seen as being no…

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