Thursday, 8 October 2009

Family, community, country.

Drawing a line straight back to Burke, Cameron delivered a speech today that will earn the party at least three points in the poll bounce. Family, community and country were the leitmotif of his last pre-election conference speech, as he excoriated Labour's appalling record of failure and their asinine reliance on the Leviathan State. Burke's words kept flicking into my mind as he spoke;
To be attached to the subdivision, to love the little platoon we belong to in society, is the first principle (the germ as it were) of public affections. It is the first link in the series by which we proceed toward a love to our country and to mankind. The interest of that portion of social arrangement is a trust in the hands of all those who compose it; and as none but bad men would justify it in abuse, none but traitors would barter it away for their own personal advantage.
Nick Robinson introduced the leading piece on the BBC 6 o'clock news with a decent enough report of the speech; Labour will no doubt respond with tractor stats, really not understanding that no-one, absolutely no-one, believes a thing they say any more.

Yes, I could pick holes here and there, but overall a creditable performance. Job done.

A transcript of the speech can be found at Politicshome

3 comments:

Scrobs... said...

Spot on Raeders!

Nick's bit was clever, not bad actually, but similar to what has been much of the Al Beeb's coverage of this one.

Rather like listening at the keyhole oto your boss's discussions on who is going to be 'released' next...

Soft pedal Beeb, we know you're out there...

Guthrum said...

Not convinced- sorry

Too much Kinder,Kuche & Kirche for my taste.

A lot of warm fuzzy stuff designed to ensure the status quo is maintained.

Nothing on Constitutional Reform, whilst sixty per cent no longer vote.
Evasion on Europe as we are months away from being a satellite of Brussels. Dannatt is a huge mistake.

We are looking at another landslide Tory HofC with a minority of the vote.

No Change, Move along nothing to see

Letters From A Tory said...

Although his speech didn't match the giddy heights of his 2007 masterpiece, there were enough soundbites to convince anyone watching the news yesterday that he was on fire.