Tuesday, December 14, 2004

If you've done nothing wrong you've got nothing to fear

Can someone please explain to me how the Conservative party's backing for ID cards can be tallied with their claims that they want to cut back on "nanny state" big government, save money, and their age-old ideology of promoting individual rights and responsibilities?

Can someone also please explain to me precisely how the Tories, who now back Labour's two most divisive and unpopular policies in both the Iraq war and the intrusion of biometric ID, think that blindly following the government is the duty of an opposition party?

And finally, can anyone explain to me why they might be worth my vote?

More on this, perhaps, later.

Update: John at The England Project is keeping a tally of previously pro-Tory bloggers who will no longer support the party because of this policy. Are you one? Let him know.

Update 2: Howard's bollocked it up good and proper with this one - even Conservative parliamentary candidates are pissed off.

Time to start thinking who next again, methinks...

3 Comments:

Blogger ken said...

No! But if someone can could you let me know as well, they might also try to explain why we have a Tory party led by someone who does not believe in the basic Conservative principals of freedom from state interference. But on the other side of the coin Labour is now talking about extending the Tories 1980s policy, the right buy, and plans to give more than a million housing association tenants the right to buy.

12/14/2004 11:07:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you are a tory supporter in general but are to withdraw your vote on this issue please let me know. I am keeping a list called the 1952 Committee which consists of "tory" bloggers withholding votes on this issue. Url is http://www.theenglandproject.net/mt/archives/000821.html for your interest.

12/14/2004 11:30:00 am  
Blogger Nosemonkey said...

Nope, not a Tory in general - not a supporter of any party in general. I did used to work for them and have been known to vote for them, though... And this has certainly ensured that I won't be voting for them this time around - even as a protest vote. (Although I should probably point out that I was never really going to anyway...)

Thanks for the link though - I'll whack it in the main post. The Tories need to sort themselves out sharpish, and this sort of thing is definitely not the way to go about it.

12/14/2004 11:44:00 am  

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