Recording the return of Tory rule to the UK - and its consequences
Tuesday, 1 February 2011
Tory cuts to end Britain's status as world's leading news provider
The Conservative Party, and its allies in the media, like to portray themselves as patriots. The truth is that for the modern political Right all considerations are subservient to a slavish commitment to the free market - the cultural heritage of a nation state included.
If any positives are to come from these cuts, they are that the Tories should lose the right to claim to be the most 'patriotic' of the main three political parties, and all the political advantages that brings. Their legacy will now include surrendering possibly the last area in which Britain enjoys global dominance.