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Tory MPs should consider a pact with their UKIP conscience

For a sitting Conservative MP to take a profound stand by putting country before party, principle before post, would allow them to be remembered for helping turn a UKIP surge into a tidal wave

by Michael Heaver on 1 December 2012 16:52

A Conservative Prime Minister that whips against an EU referendum, for EU embassies, supports open border immigration, stands against grammar schools, has overseen a slashing of our defence spending and refuses to crack down on criminals with tough law and order.

Oh, and did I mention that the national debt and public spending are also continuing to spiral out of control?  This is what all Tory MPs are allowing to happen by providing David Cameron with the numbers to govern in Coalition.

Michael Fabricant’s farcical proposal for a deal with UKIP was beneath contempt. The Cameron Project was opportunistic in opposition and ineffectual at the 2010 ballot box, failing to deliver electorally what Blair did with New Labour. In government, it is spineless and uninspiring.

UKIP meanwhile are drubbing the Tories by-election after by-election and are fast becoming the permanent third force in British politics, it’s rise correlating with the timely demise of the traitorous Liberal Democrats.

The time for a pact has come. But it is a pact that backbench Conservative MPs must have with their own consciences, the things in their heart that have driven them to get many of them where they are today: A thirst for lower taxes, grammar schools, controls on migration, smaller government and a dose of old fashioned patriotism.

The type of UKIP-flavoured patriotism that focuses on how a flood of Eastern European migration has helped lead to youth employment rates exceeding 20 percent rather than say, on the Cameroon Conservatism which is focused more on how we can continue to lavish hundreds of millions on foreign aid.

The revelation that UKIP Treasurer Stuart Wheeler has spoken to eight Tory MPs gives some hope that deep down in the psyche of the British Right, something key is happening: senior figures are realising that unlike in the early 90’s during Maastricht, the options are not restricted to being loyal or becoming internal party “bastards” who are abused and ignored. There is a purple step that can be taken and increasingly, it has been.

Ordinary voters, activists and Councillors alongside former Peers and MPs have seen the light. For a sitting Conservative MP to take a profound stand by putting country before party, principle before post, would allow them to be remembered for helping turn a UKIP surge into a tidal wave.

They could be the architect for the future configuration of British politics, a future that was always destined to revel more in plurality with the rise of the digital age and the Internet. As we stand here today UKIP rides that crest.

I don’t believe we are far from the point of this happening. I don’t believe it will be just one solitary figure but something more akin to the ‘Gang of Four’, perhaps doubled. The difference this time is that far from being a fledgling upstart, UKIP is, whilst still young, growing with strength every time its prowess is tested at the ballot box.

Just where this young party could go over the next few years may be determined by some within the Conservative Party who choose to stand within a party whose DNA of conservatism is now something people read about rather than witness in government.

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