There’s a level on which we can blog about today’s events at the Tory Conference.
1. We can do the usual blogger thing about them all being crooks, all insane and so on and while it’s true, perhaps the senses become dulled to such posts day after day.
2. Then there is a different level, a level where you see something so out of order that the jaw drops. This transcends parties, it really does and I’d be down on whatever party leader or aspiring leader did it.
Let me quote some people on it [you might need to press Ctrl + to read it in large enough print]:
Put aside the vote UKIP thing for now because I don’t wish to distract from what actually happened today. UKIP is an issue we can discuss another day, e.g. october 9th.
Coming back to this – from a sitting Prime Minister at his party’s conference, can you recall such graceless behaviour, such indecent language and such slovenly dress, say in the last two decades?
Sure we’ve seen gaffes, lies, sleaziness [Blair] and we’ve seen poor performances. But have we seen such out of touch, childish behaviour?
And one of his own henchmen calling those those with conservative views traitors and the party is well rid of them – who would wish to stay in such a party? It’s certainly not conservative.
So, we are faced with two levels of political thinking here for 2015:
1. There is the real level whereby we shouldn’t vote for any of them – vote for some independent – and let’s turn the political scene here upside down. Nothing wrong with that.
2. Then there is the immediate reality and that is that there is a GE coming up and we can’t get a revolution started so quickly. Thus we’re faced with a Tory v Labour thing – not in our eyes, no, but in the eyes of the majority [see the polls].
Now given that no one sane could vote Beaker in to do to us what Blair/Brown did again, then that only leaves Cameron/Boris.
I freely admit to having voted Conservative for many years. it took a hit in 2007 when Cameron crowbarred his way in but then in 2010, with his sell out on the EU, that was the end of it for me.
Today though was the lowest point I think to which the party has sunk and I wouldn’t mind betting a lot of Tories in Birmingham are muttering not kind things this approaching evening.
And where does that leave you, the voter, next May? I’m not one for not voting – I think we have to use the vote, even if it’s on some local independent. Or UKIP. Or whatever. But in all seriousness, how could you, in sound mind, vote for either of these Big Two?