I don’t think I’ve ever been referred to as a left-winger in my entire life. So I was honoured to see this post on the “award-winning” Birmingham University Conservative Future blog, accusing us comrades of harbouring secret left-wing tendencies.
The problem with BUCF is that they mostly appear to spend all their time on their own blog, or on other people’s blogs. Another problem is they get very upset when you call them Thatcherite. They shouldn’t be ashamed of it. I spend an incredible short time on their blog, but what I do see is truly harrowing. Borderline racist, homophobic and anti-disablist comments can often be seen (please don’t make out that I’m blanketly calling them all racist/homophobic etc. I’m far from it). It’s just evidence of how out of touch I believe they are and how shocking it is that they represent the “future” of their shameful party.
They claim to be part of the changing party. Supporting a party that believes all married couples should be given that little-extra tax break (because being married is so worthy of state support). That’s not being the party of change, that’s being the party of rigid, dictatorial and traditionalist dogma which is trying to instil unto us that if you’re from a single parent household, you’re going to be somehow damaging the state of our country in such a way that the Government must step in to control this unruly rabble.
We have a different approach in BULS, we go out and campaign, in our Guild and in our local area, and I will walk the streets until I am without shoes to ensure that a Conservative Government remains a thing of the past and never a thing of the future.