Saturday, September 27, 2008

Of Rocks and Hard Places

As someone who went off the Conservative Party big time in the 1990's, having suffered personally from their economic ineptitude I welcomed Tony Blair and NuLabour. At the time I vowed I would never vote Tory again.

Sometime in the next 18 months I will be voting Tory. So what changed? Multiculturalism and the Islamification of the UK is what done it! I can't wait for our present government to be kicked into touch. I don't trust the Tories on many things - spending cuts in order to benefit the rich, too much free market, especially in view of current free market cock ups e.g: the first country in the world to produce electricity with nuclear energy has to resort to a French company that is 80% owned by the French government to build our nuclear power plants.

I digress, what I am saying is I don't like the Tories either but there is one issue alone that gives them my vote and that is there might be a shift in direction on multiculturalism. After all, the average Tory is more likely to value our own culture and heritage and is therefore more likely to defend it. So it is with spirits lifted by a tad I saw this article in the Guardian today:

Multiculturalism in the UK has left a "terrible" legacy, creating a vacuum that has been filled by extremists from across the political spectrum, the shadow home secretary, Dominic Grieve, warns today.

In an interview with the Guardian on the eve of the Conservative party conference, Grieve says that "long-term inhabitants" have been left fearful, while second- and third- generation immigrants have felt alienated and unsure what British values stand for. He also warns against downplaying Britain's Christian heritage.

But Grieve today ventures into the sensitive subject of multiculturalism in some of the strongest remarks by a Tory in recent times. He tells the Guardian: "We've actually done something terrible to ourselves in Britain. In the name of trying to prepare people for some new multicultural society we've encouraged people, particularly the sort of long-term inhabitants, to say 'well your cultural background isn't really very important'." He adds: "In this vacuum the BNP rise and Hizb ut-Tahrir rises. They're two very similar phenomena of people who are experiencing a form of cultural despair about themselves, their identity. And it's terribly easy to latch on to confrontational and aggressive variants of their cultural background as being the only way to sort of reassure themselves that they can survive and have an identity."

The shadow home secretary said multiculturalism was inspired by the "understandable" desire to make people feel comfortable. But he added: "The idea behind it was [to] create the melting pot. But the melting pot needs the ingredients of people's confidence in themselves as they come together. And if it isn't there I think we've done ourselves huge damage."

He also raises fears that "fundamental Islam" is restricting debate. "Our country has adapted because people have been tolerant which has often required a lot of forbearance and acceptance of things they didn't like. We all have to accept things we don't like. That is how Britain has evolved. When I go and address an Islamic audience I always point this out."

An Anglican, Grieve praises the contribution all the major religions have made to Britain. But he says that people should not forget Britain's Christian heritage. "The role of Christianity is really rather important. It can't just be magicked out of the script. It colours many of the fundamental viewpoints of British people, including many who've never been in a church."


Anonymous said...

A glimmer of much needed hope . . .thanks Ray.


Anonymous said...

I don't believe a word of it. The Tories are two-faced liars and Muslim-appeasing dhimmis.

C. A. Moron says there is no connection between Islam and terrorism and Britons need to integrate with Muslim values rather than vice versa:

He is very much in favour of Turkish membership of the EU "The prospect of eventual Turkish membership is hugely important - not just for Turkey itself, but to demonstrate to the Muslim world that the EU is not an exclusive Christian club."

The Tories have been infiltrated and subverted by Muslims

And BoJo grovels in abject dhimmitude

Remember, the Church of England is the Conservative party at prayer, and who is the head of the Church of England? Why none other than the biggest Dhimmi in all Christendom.

The Conservatives may have been the party of Churchill, but they were also the party of Chamberlain. It's pretty obvious where the allegiance of the present low-life lies.