Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Green-Red Conservatism is failing

The newspaper opinion surveys have caught up with reality. For a long time it has been obvious that the Conservatives under Cameron would not win an overall majority in a general election. Now there is a fresh challenge from traditional Conservatism.

It is clear that the fresh bloom has been wiped off the Cameron leadership. They need a new leader to get the media onside again. The Conservatives don't want to lose their younger, vigorous, image. On the other hand, only a return to more reactionary politics is going to stop their volunteers and voters drifting off. It would help their image if the leader had not been to Eton. In view of the knee-weakening effect that US Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin had over the scribes this side of the pond, the answer is obvious: replace Cameron with Nadine Dorries.

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