The real reason why Britain has gone woke under the Tories
That’s the simple answer, in that headline.
The slightly more complex one is that Britain doesn’t, in fact, have a liberal party. Possibly because the British population itself has forgotten how to be liberal. The essence of which is that you do your thing, I’ll do mine, and as long as there’s no conflict there so what? Where there is a conflict obviously, some set of rules to decide is needed.
Historically the Tories, the right, never have been liberals. Again historically the liberals were the left. Rebelling against the Tories and their insistence that all the proles should just shut up and do as they’re told. Rebelling against the feudalisms, guilds and structures to free the people to do their thing.
What went wrong in the 20th century is that the left went all socialist. Planned socialist, scientific socialism. Which is, again, just that the proles should shut up and do what they’re told. Which is how Ernest Bevin was able to swing conscription into coal mines as a peacetime activity without being covered in the vomit of those who viscerally objected to such slavery.
The modern left is not liberal, the modern Tories have reverted to type. There is no liberal party left. Sure, the modern left might be worrying about woke more than the commanding heights but it’s still the same deal – shut up proles and do as you’re told.