Sunday, March 11, 2007

We are the Future" - Veteran MP Tells Re-adoption Meeting

"The responsibility for the future of our Country will lie in our Conservative hands".

That was the clear message given by North Thanet's MP, Roger Gale, to his local party's annual general meeting this weekend.

Following his unanimous re-adoption as the Conservative candidate to represent North Thanet at the next general election the MP said:

"The New Labour project has failed. Those who elected the present government have been let down by a Prime Minister and an administration that have squandered money, trust and opportunity in equal measure.

We are the future. Once again, as in 1979, the Conservative Party will have to answer the call, undo the damage, restore faith and trust and confidence in our nation and in our Houses of Parliament and again build the kind of nation in which our people want to live.

Peoples aspirations remain the same. Families, young and mature, want security of home and job. They want to have a comfortable roof over their heads, they want good and swift access to healthcare for themselves and their children. They want a choice of high-quality education. They want to know that the streets are safe. They want our environment - our countryside - protected. They want dignity and tranquillity in their later years. They want our place in the world to be respected and perhaps above all, they want the right to realise their dreams through their own hard work and their thrift and to pass on the fruits of their endeavours to those who follow them.

Those are all of the desires that Margaret Thatcher confronted when she formed her first government in 1997 and they are as relevant today as they were then.
We have to give back to people the pride that they justly should take in their own achievement, the right to earn and to invest and to spend without direction from a nanny state, the right to take responsibility for those near and dear to them and to do so in a society where the boundaries are clear and where the differences between what is just and what is unjust, what is right and what is wrong, what is acceptable and what is unacceptable, are clearly understood.

We have to overcome institutionalised political correctness and replace it with a diverse and an optimistic society that has faith and belief and confidence in itself.
We can do all of that. We have done it before and we can do it again. We have "watched the things we gave our lives to broken" but our tools are not worn out - they are as sharp as ever and possibly more needed now than at any time in our history. We are working, and we will go on working, towards the day when we shall be able to say once more of Britain "It's great to be Great again"!.

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

Some simple words of common-sense and yes, Roger Gale will attract my vote, not because he is Conservative, but because as my MP he has done a great job. He might like to tell David that taxing people flying directly is a vote loser. Just tax the aircraft take-offs and let the industry either absorb the cost or pass it on; the British public does not really like its individual journeys to be taxed on a flight basis.

Cllr David Green said...

"Peoples aspirations remain the same. Families, young and mature, want security of home and job. They want to have a comfortable roof over their heads, they want good and swift access to healthcare for themselves and their children. They want a choice of high-quality education. They want to know that the streets are safe. They want our environment - our countryside - protected. They want dignity and tranquillity in their later years. They want our place in the world to be respected and perhaps above all, they want the right to realise their dreams through their own hard work and their thrift and to pass on the fruits of their endeavours to those who follow them.

Those are all of the desires that Margaret Thatcher confronted when she formed her first government in 1997 and they are as relevant today as they were then."

I think we could all endorse those thoughts, and the 1997 Government has gone a long way to achieving them. Unfortunately, I dont think Mrs Thatcher had much to do with.
Instead, her Government, which ended I think in 1995 acheived record unemployment, record inflation, record negative equity,
massive disinvestment in education and health, ministers in prison, a a run on the pound.

DrMoores said...

Nothing to do with New Labour after ten years of "not fit for purpose" government then David?

tony flaig bignews said...

1979 Lets not turn back to the stone age with Mrs "there no such thing as Society" Thatcher type nonsense, on balance working people are better off than during the Thatcher years and its working people who vote.

Mrs Thatcher liberalised much of business world, but at what cost to the country.

It’s a stark choice we face sanctimonious Labour or Tory Toffs

DrMoores said...

Sounds like inverted snobbery to me Tony. The other Tony may not have gone to Eton but he shares a not dissimilar background to some of the Tory leaders who have benefited from the best education money can buy. In fact, a number of the present Cabinet aren't much different.

Anonymous said...

Dear Cllr Green, you old socialists can't stop blaming 10 years of Labour failure on poor old Maggie. Why stop there? Why not have a go at Macmillan, Heath, Douglas-Home, Disraeli, Lord Grey et al; all equally irrelevant to today's poor Labour showing.

I think its time for a change on the simple grounds that Tony and his cronies have had their snouts in the trough for long enough without making anything work. If David and his team want a bit of the trough, good luck to them; they might be able to get joined up thinking put into joined up action. How's this for 2 recent examples of lack of intelligent governance by Labour:
1. We have a problem with kids running wild in the streets says the Home Office . Labour solution: Treasury to force single parents to work when kids are 11 instead of 16 so that more kids hit the street as mum or dad aren't in.

2. Lets not make learning of Modern foreign languages compulsory for 14+ and within 2 years their advisor is saying lets make it compulsory in Primary schools.

Its painful when we have a whole Government unfit for purpose, not just The Home Office.

Cllr David Green said...

Oh dear, seem to have rattled the knuckle dragger's cages.
All I was doing was agreeing with Saint Roger, that the 1997 administration has made progress on his motherhood and apple pie issues, and incidently that Mrs Thatchers administration didnt for most people. I happen also to agree, that by the next election Labour should stand or fall on the benefits acheived.

Chris Wells said...

Is not knuckle draggers a potentially racist form of abuse, David. Should I copy this to Saint Richard Nicholson demanding he take action against you for using politically incorrect language in a public place? I should think a public apology is in order. After all, if you cannot conduct debate without abusive labels you merely show the paucity of your own position (again).

tony flaig bignews said...

To be honest I am not being snobbish in the least, simply put I don't relish the thought of yet another political leader who doesn't give a stuff, and yes your quite right, blair is an obnoxious toff as well.

knuckle dragger said...

I haven't been called a knuckle dragger before, Cllr Green. Pray tell me , Sir, what exactly do you mean by the term? Cllr Wells seems to think you are being abusive but I reserve judgement until you clarify the term.

Cllr David Green said...

Query? Is it possible to insult someone who is using a pseudonym?

Chris Wells said...

Answer the question David or as usual is it one rule for you and a different one for others?

DrMoores said...

Be polite please people as i am trying to moderate this with an arab keyboard from a long way away

Anonymous said...

Up the revolution.

Lord Lucan said...

In answer to your post of 9.55am I think it is, Cllr Green. The fact that I wish to remain anonymous or to use a pseudonym ,courtesy of Dr Moores' policy as Editor on this site, is irrelevant to the issue. I am still fascinated by the term you used i.e. 'knuckle dragger'. As Cllr Wells has pointed out, you have avoided clarification of this term. The only assumption that can be drawn from such avoidance is that the term is abusive in nature and that perhaps you now regret its use. If it makes you feel easier in replying to my request of 8.28pm I will identify myself.

Michael Child said...

My teenage children wondered what is going on here, they are becoming interested in informed political debate. My 16 year old son sent me the following two quotations that he thought could be relevant “The intermediate stage between socialism and capitalism is alcoholism.” Norman Brenner. All political parties die at last of swallowing their own lies. John Arbuthnot. I thought it could be useful to research the term knuckle dragger, so we could put it behind us and continue the debate. 1 Racially prejudice term referring to people of African decent. 2 Hunched over cave man, with his arms to the ground. 3 Military slang for Military Police. 3 Slang term for a snowboarder. It occurred to me that the racial genesis of Lord Lucan could be pertinent to the political correctness of David’s goliath like comments.

Mr Friday said...

I always thought "knuckle dragger" was a term used to imply that evolution has somehow not caught up with certain individuals.

That's just me though. I think I would prefer to engage in a debate on the subject matter rather than who has insulted who though.

Cllr David Green said...
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Cllr David Green said...

What's a Goliath like comment?
Is Lord Lucan still a member of the Conservative Party?

Anonymous said...

I would too Mr Friday but Cllr Green's response to a post was not to counter points but to be rude in some way.
To change the subject, has anyone noticed how our Prime Minister in waiting always appears on GMTV with Fiona to discuss issues and never BBC news or Channel 4. Quite clearly because a simpering fan like Fiona lets him get away with this gem from yesterday morning; Mr Brown " I do not want to tax families flying away on their annual holiday......". This from a Chancellor who introduced the very tax under discussion and has raised it! Tell a lie often enough and people believe it?

Chris Wells said...

Well, David, Michael Child has kindly provided us with straight definitions. Are you willing to give a straight answer or apology?

Michael Child said...

David “Am I not a Philistine” 1 Sam XVII 8 I think-is it, that it is all to do with when political argument stops working. Us, the floating vote, the youth of today are interested in what the differences would be, in out day-to-day lives come one or come another election result. At the moment we hear what people say, perhaps try and compare it with what politicians have said in the past, and try and decode it. Say for instance “The broad mass of a nation… May more easily fall victim to a big lie than a small one.” (Adolf Hitler said this in 1925) Sounds O.K. in general terms, until you wonder, who and how big.

Lord Lucan said...

Well, well, well, Cllr Green, are you big enough to retract the jibe about 'knuckle-draggers'as Cllr Wells asks? I am afraid I had to let my membership slip, as circumstances predicated an anoymous future for me or a long stretch in Wormwood Shrubs! The quote from Michael reminds me of your leader's claims about WMD four years ago.

Cllr David Green said...

So unfair Richard, that so many of you Tories of that era have had to resign just because you got caught out.
I suppose that with your breedinng and background,Eton,the Guards and member of an exclusive club (sound familiar?) you could hardly be a knuckle dragger. I will apologise and try to think of a more apt description.

Lord Lucan(ex knuckle dragger) said...

Cllr Green, your apology is accepted and appreciated.