The collapse of PFKAC (Party Formerly Known As Conservative - pronounced "Poofcack") into just another liberal progressive dominated pile of confused mush has taken a long time, but the decline of the Daily Telegraph has been far more spectacular.
This once proud bastion of conservative ideals has published a commentary today on one of the few policies that Cameron has come up with which could have come straight from the pen of one of The Guardian's team 0f left wing zealots.
Responding to the Tory proposal to levy a "showroom tax" on cars depending on how "green" they are, the Telegraph forgets all that is good about conservatism and throws it's weight behind the idea.
From what I can gather, these plans for a “showroom tax” on new cars are sensible, well thought out and years ahead of Labour.
How on earth can an extra tax on a car just because it is larger or more expensive be considered sensible? Owners of these cars already pay more tax through vehicle excise duty and fuel. This proposal is just one more "stealth" tax - the very thing the Tories - sorry, Poofcack - should be berating the Labour party about. By proposing more of the same they instantly renounce the right to do that - so how exactly is that supposed to help the Tory cause?
Also exciting are proposals to offer tax cuts though rebates in stamp duty and reductions in council tax to householders who save energy. This would enable us to do something about our polluting houses at last.
Does anyone in the media think anymore? Have they considered the simple fact that these rebates would require monitoring, inspection, management and administration. Do they think this will be cheap? The saving in any rebate will be recouped elsewhere to pay for the scheme. More quangos, more public sector employees and more drain on the private sector taxpayer.
Sensible, too, are proposals to make the food retailers and manufacturers deal with the plastic packaging. So the Tories at last have some policies that sound more sensible than Labour's.
Sensible, my arse. Again it's an ill thought out and badly conceived idea. Of course food retailers and manufacturers should work to reduce packaging, but half the reason the packaging is the way it is is thanks to government legislation and also the governments inability to crack down on crime. The reason so many things are packed in bulky packages is that they are a lot harder to stuff down your trousers and walk out without paying for.
To find the Telegraph loudly cheering for a Tory party which, when it finally delivers a policy of sorts, proposes more tax, more state interference and more bloating of the public sector is very depressing.
The liberal progressives now have total control over the mainstream media, There is nothing left on the right.