There is a problem with the people at the top of our political parties. They just don’t listen. They don’t listen to ordinary people or our concerns. The European Union referendum is a good example. David Cameron says he’ll have a referendum, but no-one believes a word he says. I don’t believe a word he says, and I’m a lifelong Conservative.
So says former Councillor Alexis McEvoy, writing in the Telegraph, after being defeated in the South Waterside ward of Hampshire County Council.
The question is, feeling the way she claims to, why did she continue to work for and prop up the Conservative party machine? Perhaps in losing the council seat her paramount reason for remaining a Tory and supporting a party that had long ceased to be conservative, has now evaporated. Too little, too late, Lexi.
It’s a bit rich of people like McEvoy to be bleating now about the Conservative leadership ditching conservative values and principles. It’s been happening for years, which is why many principled people – and I count myself among that number – resigned from the party and walked away long ago.Perhaps the ConservativeHome narrative, propagated by Tim Montgomerie and others, that Cameron would suddenly uncloak himself to reveal his ‘inner conservative’, is responsible for so many Tories clinging to their delusional belief that Cameron was one of them and just executing a cunning strategy.
It is looking more likely that the complaint that the mainstream parties don’t listen to people’s wishes is becoming redundant. Growing numbers of people are now showing they don’t care about being listened to by this lot any more because they are not interested in being represented by these politicians. Similarly they are no longer bothering to listen to what the mainstream parties have to say. They’ve heard it all before. Evidence the fact Labour’s share of the vote has failed to reach even 2005 levels.
People have seen too many crucial promises broken on a whim. Now it seems there is a move is underway to remove the self serving charlatans from the stage, piece at a time.