Thursday, 4 March 2010

Slates, Slags etc

I think I've expressed concern on here before about just what kind of Tory parliamentary party we're likely to end up with if they do reasonably well in the election. They're certainly not all modernisers. Google, if you must, the Daily Mail feature on 'Cameron's Cuties' and tot up how many of those are in favour of reducing the abortion time limit, for example. Or check out the recent FT article on the influence of the religious right within the Tory Party.

And now we have a prime example of free market lunacy from the Tory candidate in Hyndburn. How do we reduce the number of abortions and stop all those feckless teenage single mums getting pregnant just for the hell of it? Oh, and sort out sexually transmitted diseases while we're at it? Simple: price them out of the market. I defy you to read it without wincing.

8 comments:

Dave said...

Moss's article is hideous. But it's over two years old, so to imply ("now we have") that it's breaking news is a bit naughty.

Kerry said...

It was being tweeted last night by Cons Home as if it was new.

Glenn Vowles said...

The Tories are the same as ever. Bristol South Tory PPC Dr Mark Lloyd Davies appears to be a good example of the religious right.

http://vowlesthegreen.blogspot.com/2008/02/nice-to-have-such-local-conservative.html

Graham Jones said...

It may be two years old but he has only just put his name forward for Hyndburn AND... he is defending it as his current view.. thinking out of the box he says today.

Graham Jones said...

http://hhgrahamjones.blogspot.com/2010/03/prospective-hyndburn-tory-gold-list.html

Emma said...

It wasn't the article so much but some of the comments after it that scared me.

Graham Jones said...

Press pick up on the issue.
http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/58653/5055469

Dick the Prick said...

Think the religion thing is a bit specious considering Labour have fully attacked the churches leaving normal religious folks with no other party to turn to than those nasty Tories.