Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Thought for the day

A comment of mine from the thread ConservativeHome: 'The Left must rescue Cameron from the Tory Right':
Personally I ****ing hate terms such as "genuine conservatives" and "true conservatives" when bandied about within the party. They are usually defined (if not openly) as "one who agrees completely and rigidly with the viewpoint of the person using the term." They are terms used to try to claim some moral high ground for one narrow strand of opinion and dismiss other equally valid opinions. They belong to a McCartheyist tendency that has no place in a broad church party.
I know I am not alone in feeling this.

1 comment:

the man in the oporto said...

Here blinking here. Continuity IDS is littered with threads on those lines and it is noxious.

The people writing this sort of thing tend to adhere to a streak of conservatism which was irregular, if not nearly alien, to the Conservative Party before say 1975. For them to lecture the rest on what "true/genuine conservatism" is.

It is doubly ironic when they turn out to be UKIP members and not Tories.

Boo and sucks to them!

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