Note that this is the Tory Party here

The Tories will lose the next election if they back “unbridled capitalism” and refuse to tax wealth to help the “struggling many”, one of Theresa May’s former advisers has warned.

Higher tax on sales of expensive homes, more rights for workers and curbs on immigration should all be backed by the Tories if they are to reach the voters who feel abandoned by globalisation, according to Will Tanner, the former deputy head of May’s policy unit.

Sigh.

Looks like that long march through the institutions has got a long way…..

36 thoughts on “Note that this is the Tory Party here”

  1. That’s unearned wealth that is (even the deposit and the capital sum repayments.) 100% taxation is generous.

    The state* prints the banknotes, you know, so all money morally belongs to the people. Through their representatives, of course.

    * okay, De La Rue print them for a private company with a single stakeholder, HM Treasury but don’t let facts get in the way of a leftist argument.

  2. BluLabour are rotten with MC/CM and have been for years. Did not the Fish-Faced Bitch draw erly attention to her stupidity not just by making a fuck royal mess of the Home Secretary’s job but by spewing Marxist feminist “trafficking” propaganda bullshit in the HoC?

    This was more than enough for most folk with any powers of perception to note that she is an arrogant, authoritarian thick-as-pigshit-mixed with Hempcrete dozy neoleftist twat.

  3. “Markets remain the best way of distributing wealth” –

    um….. doesn’t he mean “Markets remain the best way of matching wants with supply?”

  4. Should listen to Will Tanner.

    I mean, he got it spot on at the last election.

    Oh, wait. He didn’t.

    Why the fuck is anyone listening to him?

  5. @AndrewC

    Exactly! The only bit of this story that is ‘news’ is that one of the team who spunked away a dead cert election win is too thick to learn from his mistakes.

  6. It started under Cameron. the Tories spend far too much political capital on appeasing people who will never vote for them, and Theresa is one of the worst offenders.

  7. “It started under Cameron. the Tories spend far too much political capital on appeasing people who will never vote for them, and Theresa is one of the worst offenders.”

    As I keep saying at party meetings, the “nasty party” had a lot better results. The best result in the Cameron era was worse than Major’s last victory.

  8. Guardian Pick

    If the Conservative Party gave me a refund of my lifetime’s tax delivered by Kylie Minogue riding a golden unicorn, I still wouldn’t vote for them.

    That’s what the tories are up against when they set out to woo the left… Unfortunately, it hasn’t occurred to the thick-as-pigshit policy wonks that it’s completely futile and merely serves to piss your true support base off!

  9. Kevin Lohse

    “It started under Cameron. the Tories spend far too much political capital on appeasing people who will never vote for them, and Theresa is one of the worst offenders.”

    Whilst i think there’s truth there. I think as Tim keeps saying, if they’re going to appease, do it by getting the cheque book out, fiddling about with the markets should be a core principle.

  10. The problem is that the leader of the Tory party, insofar as he sets their agenda, is Jeremy Corbyn.

  11. The Tories could enact the entirety of the last Labour manifesto, and Labour would still criticise them for it.

    So stop playing Labour’s damned-if-you-do, damned-if-you-don’t game – you can’t win, so don’t even play. Hung-for-a-sheep-as-for-a-lamb etc.

  12. Mea culpa. I got it wrong. Before the election, I spoke of an incompetent bunch of cunts & a marginally less incompetent bunch of cunts. But I got the labels the wrong way round.

  13. Yes its steady as she goes! Carry on putting up house prices and all the mugs will see the beauties of Free Market Puritanism.
    What, you say, Sayd Javid has said that the housing market’s broken and we can’t do this any more?
    Oh well; looks like its over for you then.

  14. Taxing wealth isn’t going to fix the housing market, DBC. Planning reform will help, but nobody has the political courage to do it.

  15. John Square in Hell

    @DBCR

    Quickest way to fix the housing problems we have would be to transfer the 1 in 4 homes that are socially managed to their occupants as a one off transfer of wealth. The markets can take over from there and out homelessness problem (more accurately and allocations problem) will (nearly) vanish.

    The 5-700k homes we are short will be built under the existing planning regime in 6 years.

  16. The Inimitable Steve

    They’ve learned absolutely nothing. Even Gove seems to be devolving into a Westminster swamp creature, unless the real Michael Gove is locked up in one of those magic Harry Potter treasure chests.

    Immigration, yes. Unless we take drastic steps to stem the tsunami of legal, illegal and “refugee” migration, and send back a very large percentage of the ones we’ve allowed into our country over the past 20 years, we simply won’t have a country in any meaningful sense to hand over to our children and grandchildren.

    And of course, nothing is more destructive to poor and working class people than unending hordes of cheap foreign scab labour turning up to undercut them in the workplace, turn their kids’ schools into Fight-Club-Meets-The-UN and jump the queue for housing.

    But this is coming from someone close to Theresa May, a woman so incompetent she’d lose a leg if she tried tying her own laces.

    The Tory party’s done. If they don’t get rid of May, Rudd, the Grey Man, and a lot of other dead wood before the next election we’ll be sent to the new carbon-neutral homeopathic gulags Dear Leader Corbyn builds in Swindon.

  17. The Inimitable Steve

    Quickest way to fix the housing problems we have would be to transfer the 1 in 4 homes that are socially managed to their occupants as a one off transfer of wealth.

    Imagine how much free housing stock we’ll have once we stop paying hordes of Ethiop cab drivers, Rumanian Big Isshoo vendors, and Somali pharmaceutical entrepreneurs to live in our country at our expense.

  18. Unless we take drastic steps to stem the tsunami of legal, illegal and “refugee” migration, and send back a very large percentage of the ones we’ve allowed into our country over the past 20 years, we simply won’t have a country in any meaningful sense to hand over to our children and grandchildren.

    This cannot be repeated too often!

    Yesterday, I took a four minute walk from my car to a shop in a Suffolk market town. I passed six people, four of whom were black. In Suffolk?

  19. As pointed out on Forbes, the Conservative party is a coalition. I would say it’s components are liberals, conservatives (who don’t like change, except possibly changing things back to how they were) and Tories, who tend also to be conservative but principally seek power and social standing.
    The Tories are usually at the head of the party, because they are the ones most determined to get there, and their desire for social status makes them accomodating to fashionable ideas.
    All is not however lost. The Labour party is an alliance between comfortably off academics and poor people. It should be easy to split that up, especially as academic ideas rarely work out in practice (other than to benefit academics of course)

  20. Apologies, I left out an important part of the Labour coalition. The Unions.
    If you have difficulty changing jobs and/or the boss is distant and doesn’t know his staff then trade union subs are a good investment.
    A very common situation when everyone walked to work and there were only a few employers in town, especially when they were large employers and/ or the owners were distant.
    A very common situation when the unions were being founded and growing. A rarer situation now that everyone has access to vehicles and good communication. That is why union membership is declining, and most of what’s left works for the government.
    With the unions in long term decline the link between the working poor and academia weakens

  21. ‘refuse to tax wealth to help the “struggling many”’

    Here we go again. The assertion that the many are struggling is bullshit.

    Just because you make less than other people doesn’t mean you are “struggling.” The Left wants everyone to believe that people on the lower rungs of the economic ladder are “struggling.”

  22. ‘curbs on immigration should all be backed by the Tories if they are to reach the voters who feel abandoned by globalisation’

    Curbs on immigration is good policy.

    Trying to ‘reach the voters who feel abandoned’ is slimy. Freedom and liberty are for everyone. Support them in your policies. Pandering to groups – abandoning your policies – is the path to political death.

  23. Part of the problem is the sheer anti-capitalist propaganda from the BBC. There were two instances in the last series of Doctor Who were the end of the world/slavery were the enviable result of capitalism, then today, talking about marriage rates in China, there’s this

    Deprived of educational and social resources by patriarchal tradition and a capitalist economy, rural women have little bargaining power compared to their urban counterparts against unwanted marriages, inequality between spouses, or even violence within or for the sake of marriage.

    How the feck did the work capitalism into that one!

  24. There was an interview with Nick Timothy in the Telegraph yesterday (I think) and he doubled down on the Faux Nu Labour shite that lost the election. He spouted a load of statist, meddling, authoritarian rubbish.

    And then to cap it all it was mentioned that his parents were working class Labour voters who turned to the Tories when Her Thatchness took over. Clearly Timothy is an abject thicko who can’t even learn from his own history.

  25. Bloke in North Dorset

    I confess that my copy of Road to Serfdom wasn’t completed, it really is hard work, but I’ve read enough of it and essays about it to get the gist. Rather than emulate Maggie in throwing a copy of it around perhaps those on here who are Tory party members can start with this to remind their fellow party members what they should be about as it’s an easier read:

    “It is well-known that the classical liberal economist F.A. Hayek dedicated The Road to Serfdom to “socialists of all parties,” and wrote the book “as a warning to the socialist intelligentsia of England.” I suspect we now understate the importance of these facts. After decades of the Cold War and self-conscious conservative-libertarian “fusionism” in both the U.S. and Britain, what sticks in our memory of The Road to Serfdom is its defense of liberal open markets against economic planning and regulation of the sort advocated on the left. That is of course how it was wielded in the post-2008 surge in interest in it, in the wake of the financial crisis and the subsequent bailouts and stimulus packages: as a weapon of the right.”

    https://niskanencenter.org/blog/the-shortcut-to-serfdom/

  26. I’m from Liverpool and with the odd exception May could doorstep everybody in the city and hand them large bags of cash and they would all cry ‘fuck Thatcher’ and vote for the next labour monkey…..why bother?

  27. “curbs on immigration”

    Well, that bit doesn’t sound like any ‘long march through the institutions’.

  28. What it all sounds like is actually the Tories trying to grab the vote of the northern workingman who is get fed up with the Islington/sociology lecturer version of Labour.

  29. JS in H
    It was fixing up so council tenants could buy the houses they were living in that caused the housing problem in the first place. Followed by deliberate housing booms (prices only) to keep the newbies happy. That has all come to a shuddering halt now that house prices have inflated in comparison with wages beyond the point where people can buy (anywhere there’s well-paid work).
    So what’s next for the Tory Party? They plumped for the Property Owning Democracy lark and destroyed the country’s traditional Mixed Economy and Welfare State and now have nothing to offer.

  30. And there I was thinking that the Welfare State was more pervasive than ever and that we still had a mixed economy, just that running train services, leccie, gas, water and phones have been privatised and massively improved. Do you live in the UK, DBCR ?

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