You really do have to feel sad for those poor deluded Tory souls who have been desperately, forlornly, and hopefully hanging on in the Conservative Party who have faithfully stuck with the delusion that David Cameron will save the nation from EU domination and the madness of Labour control. Sadly, their dreams, aspirations and hopes must have been shattered on Monday 27th July 2009 when they read the Daily Mail and the Daily Telegraph - at long last they would have realised what many of us discovered many years ago - the real Conservative Party no longer exists.
On the front page of the Daily Mail was the news that David Cameron, the say nothing, do nothing and act vague leader of that once great party, intends to turn on the very people past Conservative leaders aimed to support - the hard working middle classes. According to the Mail he intends to screw this once loyal band of Conservative voters by collectively taking £1 billion in taxes from them to repair public finances. Sadly, he will soon find this hard put upon group will rebel, they will either quit the country for another part of the world that values them taking what little wealth they have with them, and those that remain will at last begin to start looking around for another party to vote for, which logic tells us will be UKIP which will be waiting for them with open arms.
Just to ensure the nail was well and truly driven into the Tory coffin, in another front page headline of Tory doom, the Daily Telegraph announced that the Tories are planing to make newly built roads tolled. This then will not only ensure that they drive away their traditional supporters thanks to the tax hammering they intend to inflict, but they are also going to put the brakes on any potential supporters, who are sick of Brown and his useless Labour henchmen, from heading in the Tory direction. Nice one Dave - a double whammy to ensure total failure.
It is already proven that road tolling in the UK is a complete none starter, just ask Peter Roberts of the Drivers Alliance (pictured left), he was the chap whose Number 10 Downing Street petition with 1.8 million votes was the largest and most successful petition yet. They should also ask Mike Nattrass MEP who is currently supporting a group of irate Walsall residents who are about to suffer increased noise and pollution due to new motorway widening on the M6 around junction 10 to cope with the increase in traffic. the irony of this is whilst all this is going on just a few miles away is the little used M6 toll almost sitting idle and losing money because no one wants to pay to use it. To most motorists and especially the hard pressed haulage industry, the M6 toll is an affront and a rip-off - they already pay a fortune in vehicle licence duty (now used for general taxation) and not only excessive taxation on every gallon of petrol and diesel, but also VAT on the whole lot which is a tax on a tax. And Cameron really thinks road tolls are the answer?
This blogger gave up on the Conservative Party back in the early nineties when I realised the Conservative Party had abandoned not only traditional Conservatism, but the whole country too due to its unhealthy obsession with the EU. Surely it will not be long before those who have hung on in vein for all these years will quit too. After all, what is the point of voting Conservative when that party died many years ago.