Having managed to get past the hurdle of voting through their Queen’s speech, the Tories can now get on with the serious business of jockeying for attention to become the next Tory leader. Implicit within the jockeying will be demonstrating that you can bridge the chasm between the Tories’ politics and voters that threatens Conservative electoral oblivion. But it’s a balancing act. Public mood has shifted away from austerity and brexit has proven to not be the vote catcher that it had been predicted to be but the Tories have a long term economic plan that they don’t want to sacrifice; and that involves Primary Objective:
transferring as much public wealth away from the massed citizenship of Britain to privateers (including themselves).
The accepted rule of thumb within the Tories is that a Tory leader must demonstrate publicly the ability to make tough decisions to reduce spending of public wealth on the public, while continuing to spend public wealth in such a way as to satisfy the Primary Objective. In this Parliament, Britain will witness the greatest transfer of property and land from public ownership (held within the portfolio of the NHS). British citizens will lose tens of £billions in the process and provide the foundation for hundreds of £billions in profits for privateers.
If the government was committed to investing in Britain and paying for the NHS long term, it would begin a campaign to build social rental homes on the land held by the NHS, which would continue to be held within the NHS portfolio. The investment in homes would be the seed that would return an income for the NHS into the future. The Tories would never countenance such a strategy because it does not meet the Primary Objective.
I have discussed previously the parasitical nature of Toryism, both Red and Blue, it is a dying ideology because it kills it’s host, having sucked it dry. The Conservative Party have not had the revolution that has been led by the membership in Labour and the Conservative leadership is riven by Toryism. Your concern, if you are a Conservative voter, is that there are no strong anti-Tory candidates for leader among the Conservative ranks. There is no obvious saviour for the party from within. Those Conservative MPs that make a show of offering some resistance to their leadership demonstrated their lank of character on the votes for the Queen’s speech, none rebelled.
So the zombie corpse of Toryism will stumble forwards, led by figures reliant on an increasingly less influential coterie of media outlets and an ever more distant connection to voters, with a politics that has run its course but which they can’t abandon and that will continue to rob Britain blind. Dross not good enough to defeat the hapless May will delusionaly consider itself good enough now to save the Tories from electoral oblivion and will destroy the Conservative party in the process.