Most people do not believe the Tories are on their side. My party has to change | Phillip Lee MP | Opinion | The Guardian

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Here’s a good op-ed, published in the Guardian/Observer. On the eve of the his party’s conference, a Conservative MP calls for a new vision to recapture support across all ages.

Source: Most people do not believe the Tories are on their side. My party has to change | Phillip Lee | Opinion | The Guardian

Whilst there’s nothing fundamentally wrong with this article, it’s far too weak in my view. With Boris Johnson about to make a leadership bid, the Conservative Party is once again dominated by ‘traditional conservatives’, and the radical reformers are in the wilderness. So far, the Cameron/May years have been squandered, with the rich and privileged going from strength to strength.

I’ve always been a one-nation conservative in the Disraeli tradition but my left-wing friends tell me that one-nation tories are rare beasts these days.

Personally, I can’t see the Conservative Party appealing to younger voters in the next election. But the first step is surely a new leader, with the appeal to win the younger vote?

Thoughts?

 

 

Time to Stop the Pied Piper of Islington? – Top Tweet Last 30 Days

Here’s my top tweet last month according to Twitter Analytics:

Time to stop the Pied Piper of Islington?

I’m sharing this out of interest.

I normally give political blogging a rest in August. Although I’ve been drawn on Trump, Bannon etc, I’ve tried to keep away from UK politics, especially Brexit.

But if you’ve got any strong views on  the ‘Pied Piper of Islington’, please share them below and I’m happy to reblog quality posts of up to 500 words.