As pointed out by Tory blog ‘A Riverside View’ this is an excellent intelligent article from Simon Marcus, who very skilfully explains how the Left tore up the social fabric of our once great nation over forty years.
The liberal intelligentsia infiltrated schools, local government councils, and even our courts (until the conversion on the road to Damascus last week) and then they forced on this country their amoral messages and ideas which led to anarchy on our streets earlier this month. The Left believe the family does not matter, right and wrong are relative concepts, and there is no need to take responsibility for your actions or your life as the State will cushion you from cradle to grave through a bloated benefits system. A Labour Government then came in and actively pursued these ideas in policies and guidelines. Brown and Bliar’s children were taught these messages as a matter of course either directly or indirectly by not tacking bad behaviour or setting boundaries and encouraging families to not work as being on benefits made them better off. And guess what, the chickens came home to roost.
People on the Right have known for years the Left were wrong but millions woke up last week to how cruelly wrong the liberal intelligentsia really were.
The task now is for the Right to re-assert themselves. This will be difficult as Cameron, sucked in by the Left’s rhetoric, ensured through a Soviet-style control of candidate selections that a number of Tory ‘wets’ – as the great lady once said – now sit in the Conservative parliamentary party. Luckily, Michael Gove is pushing through the Government’s education policy to open more academies (one thing Bliar should be thanked for), which will instil the discipline needed in our schools. But outside of the school, hundreds of thousands of families sit on benefits with no thought of contributing to society. Iain Duncan Smith’s welfare reform policies must be stepped up a gear with key announcements made which show the Government’s commitment to ensuring those on benefits never take in as much as a family who gets up in the morning and goes to work. Housing benefit – which sees a family on benefits living in a £2000 a week property in West Hampstead, must also be reformed with haste.
We have seen this week magistrates finally wake up to the powers they have to get tough on offenders with people rightly sent to prison for lengthy terms for taking part in the riots of last week. But this justice system must continue when ‘ordinary’ criminals come in front of the bench. Magistrates were swayed by public opinion – rightly so, considering they represent local people in dispensing of justice – and this opinion was articulated through politicians. So it would be folly to say politicians have no role in the justice system – they patently do as they decide the laws and sentences for breaking them. So stronger political leadership on crime and order is now needed. Cameron should call a taxi for Clarke and soon.
David Cameron has one chance to redeem himself and steer the country in the Right direction. If the yellow peril let him.