Monday, August 31, 2009
The Progressive History of the Conservative Party
This is a rather impressive eight minute film tracing the progressive changes instigated by Conservative leaders through the ages. Guido thinks it proves how left wing the Conservatives have become. Nonsense. The Conservative Party has always had a progressive streak running through it, and I can't think many of the examples shown in the video anyone would seriously seek to reverse (apart from two - you can guess which I mean!).
The video forms part of Conservative History week on the party website. Politics is generally thought of being more about the future, but we need to be reminded sometimes of past achievements - and mistakes. Whoever said that if you don't learn from history you are condemned to repeat it got it spot on.