Monday, January 29, 2007

Reactionary zealots

The Times reports that the government are changing the guidance on pub licencing hours signalling their growing realisation that the policy is creating more problems than it solves (as if they weren't warned!!).

Though not a significant change, this does demonstrate this government's collective inability to think before acting. On a wider scale you can see the same lack of consideration given to a whole host of issues - drugs, immigration, education, energy, health, defence - just about everything that they have a responsibility for.

This all comes from the innate liberal progressive mindset that drives their policies. An inbuilt reactionary zeal that demands revolutionary changes rather than building strong, workable laws and institutions through gradual, evolutionary developments. Their constant need to scrap policies that are proven to work in favour of ideas - driven by their ideology - that are unproven, untested and basically unsound. When it goes wrong, they never admit it and rather than revert to what was known to work, their fiddling around the edges just makes things worse.

For most of us though, this is what we have come to expect from socialist parties like Labour and the Lib Dems -and in the mainstream parties across Europe which are dominated by left wing dogma. That the Cameron Conservative party has adopted this reactionary methodology is the biggest concern of all, though. The counter balance provided by the old Tories has gone and there is nothing - nothing at all - to safeguard our institutions, laws and traditions that we have built up so successfully and so gradually over hundreds of years.

No comments: