Cameron achieves his Social Democrat-Liberal alliance

Today, not for the first time, we hear the entirely plausible (and extremely likely) story that David Cameron used the coalition talks with Nick Clegg as an excuse to ditch ‘daft’ Tory policies he secretly wanted to get rid of all along.  The Mail on Sunday says that Cameron took advantage of the coalition negotiations to shed policies such as  scrapping inheritance tax and getting rid of his pledge to rip up the Human Rights Act.

Cameron has long given the impression of being a political coward.  He shies away from conflict with rivals of the Conservatives, but is always willing to launch himself into any fight against the grassroots of the Conservative Party.  But it wasn’t cowardice, it was part of his long game.  He has always been a machine politician desperate to secure personal power and advantage that could not be achieved under the social democrat ideological banner he preferred.  So it is no surprise that:

The leader of Mr Clegg’s negotiating team, new Scottish Secretary Danny Alexander, said his Conservative counterparts, led by William Hague and George Osborne, produced a list of Mr Cameron’s manifesto pledges and invited the Lib Dems to strike them out.

And Mr Cameron’s controversial policy guru Steve Hilton was reportedly delighted that the coalition had enabled Mr Cameron to ‘bury the Tory Right-wing’.

Cameron never has been and never will be a conservative.  The Conservative Party was merely an instument of convenience that enabled him to realise his ambitions in a way being an open Social Democrat never could.  Cameron is a CINO – a conservative in name only

The SDP-Liberal Alliance died its death in 1988.  Cameron has effectively hijacked the Conservative Party and created a new alliance with the Liberals where the policies are becoming steadily more centre-left.  It is the most logical explanation for Cameron’s behaviour before the election and his actions since.

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2 Responses to “Cameron achieves his Social Democrat-Liberal alliance”

  1. 1 Sue 16/05/2010 at 6:33 pm

    Cameron was so obviously left of centre before the election. He conned a whole lot of Conservatives into voting for him. False promises, half hearted pledges and the horrors of his “big society”.

    We are doomed. The United Kingdom has officially become a federal state.

  2. 2 WitteringsfromWitney 16/05/2010 at 6:53 pm

    Well said AM – much as I had been saying in the run-up to May 6th. As the SDP was consumed by the Liberals, so will the Liberals be consumed by the Tories.


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