Never ascribe to malice what is explainable by incompetence.
Possibly true but in the case of Cameron/Osborne, it does begin to look as if they’ve done their level best to split the Tory Party. For a start, Osborne is incompetent, useless for anything – he certainly possesses no knowledge of economics.
When I started posting scathing articles on Cameron in 2007, I and a few others were called a traitor to the party by Tory bloggers and yet looky-here what is happening at Conservative Home [H/T Ironies Too]:
There are none so blind as those who will not see. This is the clearest and most blatant attempt by Downing Street to turn the Parliamentary party into their poodle. All right thinking Tory MPs ( whether ‘right-wing’ or not) should reject this manifest and undemocratic bid to transform our once proud party of independent minded men and women into an Amen Corner for the floundering Cameron/Osborne project.
Well, well, well. And yet there are still people infesting the party like this:
How dare all you UKIPers question their authority or wishes. You will all be voting UKIP anyway so it is a bit rich you trying to dictate what the leaders of the party wish to do when you are not even going to vote for the party as you keep endlessly, spite drivenly, tell us. Just p*** off and join the rest of the Tory traitors and leave the party in the hands of we who are loyal to it. ‘Will no one rid us of these troublesome jackals?’
Note that sense of entitlement – it’s their party, they’re the “Loyalists” and the “right-wingers” are traitors. Brilliant, wonderful day when those who subscribe to conservative values are called traitors and told to leave. Actually, it needs the traitors to conservatism and the country to themselves leave. Pack your bags, Cameron, Osborne, Clarke and the rest of you and join Labour – it’s your party, after all. At least Labour has the balls to admit they’re rabid red raggers.
There is a disconnect, unfortunately, between UKIP [around 5-8%, is it?] and the people who want various changes many of us have been banging on about. How would you estimate our numbers – 20%? 25%? I don’t mind if it’s UKIP or some new party or no party but someone has to represent those values.
Perhaps there’ll arise a Common Sense Party, dedicated to quietly restoring sanity to this country but what do we do with Cameron? Exile him, incarcerate him, dangle him? Oh no, Blair abolished hanging, did he not, for traitors and quislings? Never mind.