If we were living in the UK, I think that I would join the British NeoConservative movement.
The Social Affairs Unit – Weblog: The Need for a British Neoconservatism
Michael Howard may think he’ll pick up voters by demanding that the Prime Minster cut short his holiday to deal with a tsunami, or by declaring how many times a 20-year old Prince should apologise for a tasteless joke, but no percentage points swing the Conservative way. Nobody appears to think, “he obviously cares the most – I’ll vote for Mr Howard”. Shadow Ministers may think they gain voter attention from stressing how much better they would do exactly the same job as the Ministerial incumbents, but they’re not in power, and there’s no reason to give them the benefit of the doubt. The best that the Conservative party seems able to hope for is that the public will at some point just get weary of the same old faces, and vote in new ones: which means a Labour government until roughly 2014. Conservatism in Britain is at a bleak point – and not just because the battle is being so poorly fought. Another way must be looked for.
Neoconservatism in America grew out of the ‘counter-culture’ of the ’60s, spear-headed by thinkers who recognised that the ‘counter-culture’ was not simply a variant or alternative outlook on culture, but something which actually destroyed the culture – which wanted to do away with the culture. Polls of public opinion in Britain continually show a similar conservative streak in the general public not satisfied by any of the major political parties. The neoconservative movement recognises that a free and democratic society has been knocked off course, and that only bold, major changes are going to return us to the right track.