Perhaps a British Consevative article. Free Market, Euro sceptic and downright no to the Euro. Support for the Royal Family. Support for the UK in its present state. Respect for unions as long as they stay within their remit, opposition to militant unions. opposition to over regulation and the nanny state, In most cases at least support for the NHS. Support for tighter immigration control, which is not racist, the majority of immigrants over the last decade have been white Europeans. At least nominal support for the CofE as an integral part of our history(England specific i know). Maintaining the House of Lords. Anything you can add?
I would add that there is a split in British conservatism that dates back since the formation of the conservative party in 1834 between Conservatives and Tories.Tories orginally came from the landed gentry while the Conservatives were Capitalist and Middle class. This divide is almost settled by now but, as of the 1980s there was a second divide that still exists today. This involves the Wets, who are fiscally but not socially conservative, and the "True Blues" who are both fiscally and socially conservative. The Current leadership under Cameron is on the wet side while the grassroots conservatives and backbenchers and some Cabinet members (think T. May) are "True Blues". The "True blues" are like American republicans as we stick to old ideological policies. We are mainly pro-capital and corporal punishment. Very anti-court of human rights, anti-abortion, anti-gay marriage (200 backbenchers rebelling due to the bill), we support privatization of PARTS of the NHS...in that we believe A&E should definitely stay free as well as GP's but everything else is not a priority, high respect for family values as well as a very pro-military, almost jingoist, outlook. I volunteer for the party and am a regular party activist and I can tell you that the majoirty of Party activists feel the same way Ryancsh 20/05/2013 16:16GMT
Good points, I see the leaders since 1990 as this, Major:Wet, Hague: wet. IDS: damp. Howard: dry. Cameron wet
From an Activist point of view, I would disagree with Hague and IDS. Hague is a "True Blue" but is having serious problems showing that inside his Cabinet position due to the party line that Cameron is pumping out. While he was leader, he got thrown under the bus by the wets who were starting to get hooks into the main party. He attempted to follow Thatcherite policies but Tony Blair's populism was too much to take on for the quite young Hague at the time. IDS isn't damp, he's a political chameleon. He mostly stays in the "true blue" camp but he's definitely the left of it. Imagine a mini political spectrum inside the "True Blues" Ryancsh 20/05/2013 18:25GMT
Hello, Mr. Cash
Can you please enlighten me as to the relation between your username and internet joke "Ryan Cash"? Also, please explain to me why I shouldn't ban you on the spot for being a parodist. - Markman 11:28, 5 June 2013 (EDT)
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