Thursday, November 23, 2006

The Crisis of Anglo Conservatism

An interesting snippet here about the involvement of the elusive brethren sect with the New Zealnd National Party (equivalent of the British Tories). But I personally don't see any difference between this and accepting help or funding from any self interested body on the part of a political party. Businessmen and media barons spring readily to mind so I don't see the big fuss about a religious sect.

I notice that the British Tories, meanwhile, are contemplating no longer drawing inspiaration from their national hero Winston Churchill but rather from Guardian journalists!. The gap between New Labour and the Tories hence closes even further. In the absence of proportional representation Britain could come to resemble a one party State. Worrying. What does it say about the Graunistas though?

3 comments:

Political Umpire said...

Well Polly Pot, the Graunista in question, went to a fee paying school, sent her children to one as well, and has a second home in Italy which she presumably visits c/= CO2 belching budget airlines, so she's a lot more Tory than the slippery all-things-to-everyone Cameron ...

Liz said...

I would tend to agree with you about Toynbee......Tends also to support my view that new labour are not essentially much different from the Tories.

neprimerimye said...

Hardly surprising given that The Guardian is a far right newspaper. Well by my standards it is anyhow.