By ‘The Right’ I am referring to that spectrum of opinion which rebels over Gay Marriage and the EU and forms the Right of the Tory party and the Ex-Tory UKIP voters.
The Tory party is rather united over Europe: There are those who’re suspicious of the edifice, but want, on balance to remain in, and those who favour withdrawal on our terms. Everyone’s in favour of a referendum, after a re-negotiation. Afterall, re-negotiate or withdraw was the rallying cry of the Tory rebels.
“But cast-Iron Dave reneged last time” The promise was made in the context of a pre-ratification election. And you know it.
“I don’t trust Cameron, he’s a Europhile” See answer above. He’s the most Eurosceptic PM the country’s ever had.
“But he doesn’t want to leave” No, and most people think the issue is pretty finely balanced. Whether we’re in or not, the EU is our nearest, and biggest neighbour. You can be sceptical about the EU project without being obsessed by the idea that leaving the EU is the answer to all the UK’s problems.
“He’s not right-wing. There are no cuts” This is a simple lie. Even as the economy flat-lines Government spending has been falling in real terms. Headcount has been falling. If (and when) the growth comes the deficit will fall faster than anticipated from here. The left underestimate the necessity for cuts. The right underestimate how hard they are to put into effect. The truth is the coaltion’s cutting far faster than Thatcher ever did.
“Lib-Lab-Con, they’re all the same”. Um No. The Rhetoric may be the same, but the policies are very different.
“I’m not homophobic, but why did Dave use so much political capital over Gay marriage?” Why did you make him use so much political capital over Gay Marriage. You may not be Homophobic, but you’re doing a damn good job of pretending to be. I simply don’t understand why the issue of Gay Marriage has split the Tory party assunder more completely than Europe, over which the Tory tribe is broadly united. WHY DO YOU CARE?
“Cameron can’t win”. Yes, he can. Thatcher was a lot further behind in the polls than Cameron is now at the equivalent point before the 1983 election. She too faced a useless Labour leader on the left of his party.
“But Cameron is no Thatcher”. No, the Coalition’s more radical (but with less radical rhetoric) than Thatcher’s first term.
The question is “what more do the Right want from Cameron?”
http://bracken.uk.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/logo-2.png00Malcolm Brackenhttp://bracken.uk.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/logo-2.pngMalcolm Bracken2013-05-13 10:39:002017-07-21 01:43:21Cameron and 'The Right'. What more do they want?