Will the Brits choose Labor’s Dracula over the Tories’ opportunistic wuss?
David Cameron, the ridiculously effete, wholly unprincipled, and thoroughly non-conservative leader of Britain’s Conservative Party (whom, I kid you not, David Frum has recommended to American conservatives as an exemplar of the type of conservatism they ought to adopt), has not sealed the deal with the British people, says Melanie Phillips. The reason, she explains, is that Cameron thinks the Tories are out of power because they are not leftist enough, and he stands for absolutely nothing.
Here’s an example Phillips gives of conservative leadership, Cameron-style: he solemnly declared that the Lisbon Treaty would be lethal to British sovereignty and that Britain must have a referendum on it. Then he turned around and dropped the idea, his excuse being that since the treaty had been approved, his promise to hold a referendum had become moot. So he surrendered to something that he and his fellow Tory leaders had clearly said would destroy British sovereignty.
A side note: “Lethal” has always been a favorite and overused word of Melanie Phillips’s, but lately she’s become positively addicted to it, using it in virtually every column and blog entry. In this column she uses it twice.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at January 04, 2010 01:50 PM | Send