FELDSTED -- Long time conservatives have been kicked to the curb by the Party, bent on putting forward a “progressive” stance otherwise known as ‘liberal lite’
“Government leaders are amazing. So often it seems they are the last to know what the people want.” - Aung San Suu Kyi
From the article:
Well, me for a start. And plenty of others who had been loyal to the party over many years and desperately wanted to see a Labour government, only to be dismissed as ‘reactionaries’ who held a ‘nostalgic’ view of the working-class.
That sounds distressingly familiar. Long time conservatives have been kicked to the curb by the Party, bent on putting forward a “progressive” stance otherwise known as “liberal lite”. We did not have the confidence that a conservative majority would represent us.
Mr. Embery goes on:
By immersing itself in the destructive creed of identity politics and championing policies such as open borders, Labour placed itself on a completely different wavelength to millions across provincial Britain without whose support it simply could not win power. In the end, Labour was losing a cultural war that it didn’t even realize it was fighting.
Again, that sounds distressingly familiar. Canada is embroiled in a cultural war, pitting identity politics against working class realities, identifiable minorities against everyone else and in a class-war pitting the elites against working people.
Mr. Embery goes on:
That is a decent summary of our most recent election.
Electors did not have the confidence that a conservative majority would turn the corner and represent them, recognizing that they too have a place in a democracy and respecting them and their needs. That is the reasons why the residents of provinces outside of central Canada feel unappreciated and abused.
Either the Conservative Party will learn to respect our way of life, our sense of place and belonging and elevate real-world concepts such as work, family and community over nebulous constructs like ‘diversity’, ‘equality’ and ‘inclusivity’ ... or wither and die.
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