Monday, July 30, 2007

An Olive Branch from Janet Daley

An olive branch to David Cameron by Janet Daley in the Daily Telegraph this morning. She says he should harness the spirit displayed by ordinary British people during the terror attacks and the floods. Well worth a read.

9 comments:

BaldockBaldrick said...

What? She means he should start peeing in water supplies and ransack empty homes? I'd better read the article...

Jim said...

Hang on a sec; day after day this blogg is littered with posts from blue nose whining about press bias. Janet’s article is so sycophantic I though I was going to vomit. She even refers to Cambo as “Team Cameron”. This however is his problem not the solution.

Excuse me, correct me if I’m wrong….But aren’t we all supposed to live in a “Broken Society”; aren’t we all alcopop fuelled druggies from one parent families. Isn’t that the Tory position on Britain today?.

Windsor Tripehound said...

".. Isn’t that the Tory position on Britain today?.."

No.

Next question?

Newmania said...

Not just to David Cameron Iain but to the Conservative Party readership of their infuriating Newspaper who have , for the purposes of creating ongoing faux outrage , undermined Cameron from the start. It has been an exercise in crass populism and political stupidity almost without equal in the Telegraph. Although Nic Boles for one and Mathew D`Anconna have provided voices of sanity it is Hefferlump and Daley "Mail" who have had a high profile .
What they know is that they have entirely omitted the other side of the equation . When I have finished earning a living I will be blogging this eve on the political pressure on Brown to raise taxes. Listening to the dead beat yawning beaks that chirrup for more public sector freebies around here ought to give you some idea . Daley, like those on the Mail know exactly what their readership is going to think of them when they are suffering the reality of the Brown tax regime when they supported him . That is exactly what they are doing . No one thinks that there are votes to the right and their are certainly not seats. Now the prospect of an out and out Socilaist government is all too likely , they begin to see what their pitiful judgement will look like a year or two.
David Cameron is a courageous Politician he has staked his career on his judgement and his only crime has been to try too hard. His overall understanding if where the Conservative Party has to go is not only right it is more right than many are yet able to accept. Whatever happens to him he is saving the country from a regime whose true character is summed up by the outright lie Gollum ( he wants it ...) Brown has told on the disguised Constitution.

Non combatants might say “ Good for you at the news that 4000 “ foreign prisoners wil,be subject to a “target” to be repatriated( meaningless obviously ). Political commentators ought to see that the immigration rate is not slowing and that only migration watch managed to persuade this government of the true figures at all . Brown has nothing to say on this . Heffer in particular has described Brown as a serious man on the basis of these cheap tricks and his reputation must suffer for this and other stultifyingly cretinous lines he has managed to adopt out of the sheer need to make a living from his scribble .

This change of tack is may be to late and I will not forget the cynical self serving gibberish they have served up for the last year.

Newmania said...

Nicholas Soames pointed out 1,000,000 of the 3,000,000 homes foisted on the Southeast will be inhabited by immigrants that have not yet even arrived. Heffer applauded

Now ( OMG) the BBC has noticed that immigration is out of control that is the extent to which this disaster has become main stream.

Cameron could afford some guarded support for the traditional Conservative view .He advocates,the Border Police , as do the Lib Dems so that is what he has done by signal and by a positive policy . Brown stole the name for a pointless recombination of customs officials but does nothing serious at all.
Heffer , oddly , calls him a serious poltician . Liar thief and Policy writer on the hoof. Gordon Brown is a clownish empty wierdo and those who know this ought to be saying so.

Heffer owes Cameron support

Perdix said...

Well said newmania.

Scary Biscuits said...

It remains to be seen if Cameron will accept the olive branch. I suspect, Newmania, that I'm not the only Tory disappointed with Cameron.

Localism, which is the theme of Daley's article, is the intellectual revolution in British that has yet to happen. All Oppositions need a theme around which to hang their policies and it is the lack of this rather than the policies themselves that has left Cameron looking hollow.

Worse, Cameron talks localism but he is busy centralising the Tory party. (Having good reasons for centralisation, e.g. favouring minorities, still doesn't make it a good idea, Stalin.)

The Tories should decentralise their party first, then the electoriate would perhaps trust them more to do the same to the country. They should leapfrog Labour and devolve far more powers to the Scottish and Welsh assemblies, which would transform their electoral prospects there. In England, they should appoint a Franchise Director, who articulate common themes for Tory Local Government and promise that if elected nationally, they would devolve everything that could be including: tax, social policy, industrial policy, the environment, health and education. This would leave in London only the Foreign Office, the MoD, the Home Office and the Treasury. The Treasury's role would be reduced to funding the other national departments but its role in tax collection would be subservient to the local authorities, a reversal of the current situation.

Sovereignty would start with the individual, then his locality and then the nation, rather than the other way round. This would undo the Napoleonic style of government that Labour has created.

Finally, this isn't an area where Labour could easily follow both for intellectual reasons going to the core of what socialism is about and because of Labour's weakness in local authorities.

Geezer said...

"Olive Branch" Cameron should beat the old crow with it!

Sea Shanty Irish said...

Yeah, saw JC's piece on the Telegraph website.

Reads like a Hallmark Card . . only more sappy.