I was looking at a Daily Telegraph questionnaire this morning. And in it they asked the public about Conservatives and their honesty. 20% thought the Conservatives were honest, 57% thought they weren’t honest and 24% said they didn’t know. Yes, I know they all add up to 101% but newspaper journalists aren’t so numerate as we specialist journalists!
Since Margaret Thatcher was kicked out, not by the public, but by the Tory high command, we have had Hague (Don’t be vague ask for – for anyone who remembers the whiskey adverts of the sixties). Then there was John Major – I had to think a bit before I could remember his name. He was closely followed by the twins, Ian & Duncan Smith (Thanks for that Paul Merton). Now there is someone with a bit of the night about him, as Ann Widdercombe once said, yes – Michael Howard. Four leaders of the opposition and they still can’t get things right.
I have a theory that the public still remember the nasty vicious way the Tories treated Margaret Thatcher after she had done so much for them!
I have friends across the whole political spectrum and even some of my rather leftish friends say they thought it was terrible the way she was dispatched. Even though they hated her like poison.
Even I thought she was getting on a bit but she should never be treated in such a way. I mean I wouldn’t even treat Portillo like that.
The last conservative I ever voted for was Margaret Thatcher. I was a young conservative in my youth, even a (bar) committee member! I had always been a conservative until that awful day when she left Downing Street for the last time.
My feelings now? I would never vote for any conservative again in this life. Not just because of that, but because, like labour, they have taken us deeper and deeper into the EU.