|Oh... and mad nutter queers.|
William Hague today: "nothing changes."
So what's the truth?
Oh the Tories will say they are changing immigration - but they can't because of the EU, asylum and 'ooman rights.
They say they will get tough on prisoners: but they can't, same reasons.
They will promise some vague referendum on the EU: but they won't deliver - as before.
So there will be no change.
UKIP are picking up Old Tory and Old Labour votes. Yet the Tories could do a few simple things to appeal to both (kind of):
- Drop "gay" marriage. It's a waste of time and money. Only appeals to the New left, extreme socialists and 0.1% of the population that are homosexual (and even some of them don't want it).
- Promise a referendum next year, and say they'll vote against it. With the Eurozone in freefall this is hardly revolutionary.
- Stop employing public schoolboys and defending the rights of utility big business to charge what they want when people are borrowing money to buy food. That smacks of the "nasty party" image.