I’ve been saying for a while that it looks like the old political lines in Britain are changing. Many others have said this too, of course. One of the best recent statements of this sort of thinking, one that I find very cogent, comes from Michael St George at his blog A Libertarian Rebel (shorter version published here at The Conservative Woman).
The UK appears on the cusp of a major political re-alignment, which will render prior labels redundant. The old labels and allegiances have broken down: we need fresh labels reflecting the new allegiances which are forming, coalescing around commonalities of interest hitherto unimagined.
Alliances involve compromises. All political parties involve compromises, because all political parties are collections of factions who have temporarily come together and put aside their differences in order to achieve some common aim. That commonality is fast disappearing in the case of the Labour Party, as the hard left drives out the moderates.
The Tory party is also being split apart, not just over Brexit, but also over political correctectness, because the current Tory leadership is siding with the modern PC Establishment. What used to unite the likes of Jacob Rees Mogg and Anna Soubry and keep them on the same side no longer exists.
Personally I would rather go into alliance with the old working class. I have little in common politically any more with the Tory high priests who want a European elite to run the UK, and run it along New Labour lines. Politically speaking I get on better with patriotic, non-PC, Brexit-voting working class.
Of course, I don’t like their desire to soak the rich. I don’t like their desire to nationalise many industries. But I have to compromise, because there is no majority support for the sort of conservative/libertarian party I’d like. And those are the compromises I’d prefer to make at the moment. I’ll put up with the semi-socialism, for the time being, in order to keep the country away from the Eurocrats, to help wrest back control of our culture back from the PC, anti-free speech zealots (you get plenty of socialism with them anyway, so it’s not like we can easily avoid that), and get back control of immigration.
Later on there will have to be a fight about redistribution. But now is not the time. Now is the time to get rid of the soft fascism speading across the land. Now is the time to get rid of Theresa May as Tory leader, and drain the Establishment swamp.