There is no doubt the Tories are on the ropes and winning the next election seems pretty unlikely, however a new ‘national conservatism’ movement could change things?
The first question is what exactly is it?
As many people have pointed out an abbreviation could be Nat C, take from that what you will…
The used of the word ‘nazi’ row has been flying around lately.
Gary Lineker was accused of saying it, when he didn’t…
Peter Hitchens said the ‘Nazis were very left-wing.”
Nadine Dorries tweeted this below.
While their name did include the word “socialist”, their policies and treatment of left-wing opponents show they were not socialists in any meaningful sense, reports Full Fact.
So what is it?!
The argument is Britain should return to its “traditional roots” in the form of “national conservatism”.
The official website for national conservatism goes one further and sets out a “statement of principles” which underpin the movement, including a focus on “national independence”, the “rejection of imperialism and globalism”, and a stance on immigration centred around “much more restrictive policies” which may include “a moratorium on immigration”.
In a joint article in the Telegraph Lord Frost and Jacob Rees-Mogg wrote: “There is a conviction that the West is not doomed to decline, but instead can grow and prosper again in the right conditions: a restoration of economic freedom, freedom of speech and anti-woke policies rooted in common sense and in the historic public culture of this country.
“Underlying this is a belief that the state cannot do everything, but must do properly what it does do: end mass migration so that all may integrate into our nation; maintain law, order and justice; support those who need help, not those who don’t; protect our institutions; and build effective armed forces in a dangerous world.
“Some see these ideas as implying statism, industrial policy and protectionism. That is not how we see it.”
Andrew Marr explains in a video via The New Statesman, they shared the video and wrote: “Who are the “authoritarian” National Conservatives and how do they threaten Rishi Sunak? @AndrewMarr9 explores whether “National Conservatism” is a dead end for the Tories or a sign of what will come. Video by @HughSmiley1.”