In the essay, I argued that what is to be expected of a Conservative party, as a non-Conservative sees it, is a politics of national self-repair; the protection of a free society from itself; leadership; something more than the threadbare value system of the market; the setting of limits to corporate and financial-sector licence; the reinforcement of the ethic of citizen duty (not responsibility); crying a halt to the dismantling of public institutions; and a squaring-up to the advance of Islam.
So you\’re not a conservative, but you want to define what the conservative party should be about? And when that party, of whch you are not a member and do not support, doesn\’t act in the manner you think it ought to, you then say that party has failed you?
Aren\’t you supposed to be arguing for the policies you want in a party you do support? Or supporting a party that avows the policies you want?