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” We need to re-discover our ability to spot the problems our constituents are facing… the Conservative Party rapidly needs to re-discover its pragmatic, competent, capable side..”
How much does Morgan know (or believe..) about her Party’s “competent, capable” side? From the viewpoint of many voters, it has displayed these qualities hardly at all over a long period; Morgan was seven years old when Margaret Thatcher first led the Tories into government, and still a teenager when that Party dumped our best PM of the 20thC bar Churchill: since then, Tory administrations led by Major, Cameron and May proved noteworthy chiefly for factional squabbles, a dismal race toward a mythical Blairite centre, and a ditching of traditional Conservatism in favour of social democracy – all culminating in a sort of crazed lottery when the PCP put May into Downing Street then flailed about (three years!) failing to eject her, like children on a political bouncy castle.
”..a resolution to this first Brexit withdrawal phase… demonstration of competence…restore the UK’s rather battered reputation…first phase of Brexit over the line..”
Morgan voted to Remain and still aspires to that. I wouldn’t trust her an inch in her judgement about how to resolve Brexit.
” Voters will trust us if we give them a reason to do so..”
True in principle: in practice, your Party has forfeited vast quantities of trust (see the current polls showing TBP in the lead), so that right now those voters distrust you unless and until you provide very, very solid reasons, over an extended period, for them to re-discover a bit of trust in the Tories. And speaking of “re-discover” what the Party has to do now is not look at “the problems our constituents are facing”, but re-discover a conservative philosophy and show some conviction.
Yet you assert that for even the (literally) huge numbers of such aliens being imposed on us (we never voted for this) their “cultural impact is largely positive”? It’s a claim you would have great difficulty substantiating: English culture is rich, complex, nuanced, and established over a thousand or so years, spreading itself across the globe and making English a lingua franca – it required no transformation or addition or dilution by mass immigration.
“Young people with the get up and go to travel” – just any young people, from anywhere? We should welcome them? How many – half a million, two million, ten million? Name a figure. And you talk merely about numbers, with seemingly no regard for the cultural impact beyond your dotty, starry-eyed remarks about its being “positive” – so we can buy samosas or 5-litre cans of ghee down the road, big deal…
We encourage youngsters to get “stuck in” by transforming our benefits policies alonside our approach to education, especially technical education – which requires investment. The English have never needed any encouragement to travel abroad, for education or anything else: historically we must be among the most well travelled of all nationalities.
It might have escaped your notice that we did, actually, travel very freely in Europe and beyond long before our accession to the EEC/EU: a great many Brits lived abroad and/or travelled widely. As a teenager in the ‘60s I travelled in Europe, including through the DDR to Berlin – freedom of movement was not invented by the EU and wild suggestions from some quarters that Brexit means losing the freedom to travel is absurd and dishonest.