David Cameron a Pseudo-Conservative?

David Cameron (source: Wikipedia)

The Conservative Party of the great Margaret Thatcher has been stabbed.

David Cameron, in 2010, opted by forming a disastrous coalition with Nick Clegg's Liberal Democrats (and I say disastrous not only because their policies have intensified UK's recession but also because their alliance is corrupting the values of the Tories).

Analysis is capital. David Cameron, and his political team, failed to analyse a party that doesn't seem to make up its mind about what its ideology really is (i.e. the Liberal Democrats defend social, classical and economic liberalism simultaneously; community politics; internationalism; civil libertarianism; and capitalism) and a party that isn't quite sure where it stands (i.e. its political position goes from radical centre to centre-right; although it conveniently forgot to include centre-left which is the usual position for those advocating for social liberalism). Furthermore, by not having analysed the Lib Dems properly; David Cameron failed to see that Nick Clegg sought to join forces with him so that he could promote his party; gain power and influence. The Lib Dems cannot be trusted, as per Nick Clegg's words "The longer you stand side-by-side with your opponents, the easier your differences are to see." - talking about showing one's real colours (Mr Clegg's strategy is to undermine the Conservative Party, so that in 2015 the disappointed Tory Electorate takes its vote elsewhere).

I can't seem to bring myself to understand how a party holding 307 national seats (i.e. the Conservative Party) allows itself to be dominated by a party that holds 57 national seats (i.e. Liberal Democrats). What does Nick Clegg have on David Cameron (and perhaps on other figures of the Tories) that can yield so much influence and make a party shift its own core values so blatantly?
For instance, the Civil Partnership Act 2004 grants homosexual couples the right to join in civil unions (granting them, thus, the same civil rights as heterosexual couples). But that was not enough for Lib Dems; so they made sure - and it would be quite useful to find out how - David Cameron would not only declare his utmost support for "same-sex marriage" but also declare that religious institutions should be able to marry homosexual couples (if so they wished; notwithstanding if any institution would refuse, they would be protected by law).
How dares PM Cameron to put the Church of England (and other churches) in that position? Legal protection won't stop some ill-intended gay activists from approaching religious institutes with the sole purpose of having them refusing to perform the ceremony and, then take the whole affair to the public arena (as we know, in the public opinion warfare the law matters little).
So what's next? The House of Lords. Nick Clegg's main goal is to end it; but for the time being he is beating around the bush by beginning to call for "a smaller House of Lords with 300 members, 80% of which would be elected". This political reform sounds more like a direct attack to the British Aristocracy...and by the current course of things, we might end up witnessing the PM following the orders of his Deputy PM and supporting this utterly unacceptable plan.

Any Tory leader, worthy of that name, has the obligation to uphold certain principles...

This blog advocates for a modern conservative right wing; however what is happening in Britain, right now, is either a clumsy attempt to achieve that modernity or it is an outright attempt to pervert even further the British Traditional Values.

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  1. Man, even in Portugal there is a stronger code of honour within the PSD-CDS coalition: Paulo Portas does not attack Passos Coelho in public (he may express disagreement in a very diplomatic language, but he never ever calls the PM and his party his "opponents")!
    David Cameron and the conservative party should watch out for Nick Clegg and his bunch.
    I don't like Mr. Clegg; I don't like how he deals with the anti-Semitic within his party (even Labour gave a better example in the case of Lord Ahmed) and I don't like the way he handled the sexual harassment case recently; I don't like him, period!

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    1. Ana, I don't like Nicky either. There's something deceptive about him that I cannot quite pin out. But iI don'tbelive that he is soft on anti-semitism. Cheers

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    2. Hi Ana :D!

      That is true: I have never heard Foreign Minister Paulo Portas calling PM Passos Coelho an "opponent". Perhaps deputy PM Clegg should learn from the Portuguese example.
      The Tories may be in trouble in 2015 (if they do not open their eyes).
      I can't say whether I like Nick Clegg or not, because I don't know him; but his political conduct and words do not send a good signal; from an analytical point of view.

      Ana, my darling, thank you ever so much for your input :D.

      Cheers

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    3. Hi Anonymous and Ana :D!

      I would say that Deputy PM is extremely soft on anti-Semitism. Like Ana said, the Labour Party dealt expeditiously with Lord Ahmed (who made anti-Semitic comments); whereas whenever a Lib Dem makes an anti-Semitic comment Nick Clegg is slow to react and the most he does is to move the pieces around within the party (just like the Catholic Church used to do with its paedophiles) - there seems to be a behavioural pattern in there.

      Anonymous, thanks for your input :D.

      Cheers

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  2. Any coalition government is an invitation to disaster as ideology takes the back seat and opportunism plays the lead part. India has been having this problem for decades and right now what is happening is a soap opera. The UK is no less. In fact perhaps it is now India that is teaching some of these nice politics to its erstwhile colonial mistress.

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    1. Hey Rummy :D!

      Especially when the coalition is comprised of parties with different ideologies. Like Ana, above, said the Portuguese coalition government sets a good example (but again, their ideology is similar).
      I do not fear coalitions but if ill-managed (and if the parties involved do not perceive the true leader) things can fall apart easily.

      Yes, I read about the Indian experience in coalition governments: it is a complex system.
      lol You may have a point there: perhaps India is teaching a few things to its "erstwhile colonial mistress" (loved this one).

      Rummy, thank you ever so much for your input :D.

      Cheers

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  3. There are a lot of liberals in "conservative clothing". Arnold Shwarzenegger was one of them when he was governor of California. There are also socialists in liberal "clothing". We in America know that well. And there are many "sheep" who just follow along blindly, voting for whoever promises the most wealth.

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    1. Hi D! :D

      You are so right.
      And what is funny is that the opposite happens as well (i.e. conservatives in "socialist clothing" when they do not get a chance in the right wing party).

      Oh, the sheep...there are plenty of sheeps in the electorate.

      D, thank you ever so much for your comment :D.

      Cheers

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  4. It does seem that the only way to get voted into office as a conservative leader these days is to curse conservative voters.

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    1. Hi Looney :D!

      Right? It's incredible the state of affairs *nodding*.

      Looney, thank you so much for your input :D.

      Cheers

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  5. Since the day the upper class left public affairs in the hands of other classes, politics became a means of monetary enrichment and society fell in utter mayhem.
    David Cameron doesn't belong to the proper setting and, I'm afraid that is reflected in his comportment.
    This is my first time here: I thoroughly enjoyed your blog. I intend to become a regular reader.

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    1. Hello Bernard :D!

      Welcome to our humble place *bowing*.

      How direct of you: I like it :).
      I do understand where you are coming from (the upper class doesn't seek politics for self-enrichment but to keep a certain order of affairs); however they are to blame for the current state of things, aren't they? Let's remember that many in the British upper class associate themselves with the Nazis and had issues with the Jews - will you deny that Tories vowed that England would never have a Jewish PM? They ushered the Left right in, on a red carpet.

      I do hope to see more of you among us. Your input would bring a different perspective to the arena :).

      Bernard, thank you ever so much for your comment :D.

      Cheers

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  6. Hello, lass! David Cameron is out of his element: what went through his mind to ally himself with that bloody man? Nick Clegg is anti-Semitic although he pretends to be otherwise, with that silly conversation of "me mum has been in a camp; so she knows what Jews went through"...rubbish, utter rubbish, I say!
    I am a tory and I expect my party to sack Mr Cameron; but do they have it in them?

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    1. Hi Joe :D!

      I wish I could answer your question, my friend.
      Indeed, Mr Clegg sounds and acts like an anti-Semitic in disguise. He is very clever but I am starting to see right through him.

      I am not sure the Tories have it in them to sack Mr Cameron; but it would be interesting if they would...
      The only thing I can say is that the Tories need to be careful and keep a close eye on Lib Dems.

      Joe, thank you so much for your input, darling :D.

      Cheers

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  7. Well the smell of power sometimes smogs the whole atmosphere to a point that you get game to overlook reason for logical sense. Such is the virtues of power and the so called word 'Diplomacy' though which even the bizarre of ideas are tried to be justified knowing well that somehow you have to hang onto power at any cost. Really power corrupts and sometimes in the wave takes away hard earned Aristocracy of decades just by a small snipe. I could feel that as the same has happened in our part of the world too in the last two decades the left wing politicians in the name of equal opportunity has taken away the glory that a civilization so strongly and desperately tries to uphold for a better way of life but then off goes the Power!

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    1. Hi Kalyan :D!

      Yes, the thirst for power (and I say this because there are people in power who are not thirsty for it; if you know what I mean) tends to do that.
      I understand why some in the political class would want to bring down the Aristocracy (who actually fought and gave their blood to form the countries they belong to) - by bringing down the true establishment they are free to exercise corruption (like you said, it is all a question of power).

      Kalyan, thank you ever so much for your input :D. Loved it.

      Cheers

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    1. Hi Trever,

      Thank you. I am glad you liked it.

      Thanks for having dropped by :D.

      Cheers

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