There are a range of issues that this frustration centres on - here's a subset:
- the EU;
- the failure to correct the anti-English devolution settlement;
- the climate change insanity;
- the failure to support marriage;
- the failure to confront the nation on the size of the state, debt and the basic facts of our economic future. Preferring to impoverish our ( and my ) children rather than risk losing office and the end of that all important political career;
- the creation of a secular religion around so called "human rights" and "diversity" ( which left wing cant - in terms that no one is allowed to question );
- locally the insane debt levels of Woking council and its non-core interests combined with inviting the notorious WWF to have a spectacular deal on moving to Woking;
- the promotion of a new secular orthodoxy at the expense of tradition and our Christian culture, heritage and religion, and;
- the complete and utter failure to get to grips with immigration and the long term future of our nations ( and for that mater emigration ).
If truth be known I can't knock on doors and say vote Conservative, because I may not be doing so at the upcoming elections.
I'm afraid the current leadership have spent all their political capital and now only deeds will do. I'm just not listening to the words any more. ( The staggering lies being spoken as solemn truth all over Europe right now in parliaments, including our own by Chancellor's who do know better just shows the total moral bankruptcy of much of politics in the western world. )
Words have become the fiat currency of politics - devalued and backed by nothing you can take to the bank. As such their is a crisis of confidence.
Clearly other political options present themselves, but I'm in no rush.
My plan is to give things a bit of time and space, after going political walkabout - perhaps I'll even return - I'm willing to be open minded and let things develop.
I know there's an argument for staying to support the other people who have similar views, but the truth is the party membership are solely a cheap postal service who's only other use is to be dressed down by party leaders when they feel like "appealing to the centre ground". The bond of trust has just broken down. Yes I know about the fate of the left as it fragmented and split - but that has been held unreasonably over the heads of those of us on the right who's support the 'modernisers' has just wanted to take for granted.
But the long and short of it is that the author of this blog is no longer a paid up Conservative party member. You can argue that my party has left me, or that I have become more aware and left it. But the standing order's cancelled either way.
Baroness Warsi can expect a resignation letter in the post shortly.
My vote, for the very little it is worth, is now up for grabs.