An Interesting Week in Politics
13 June, 2019
It’s only Thursday but it has already been an interesting week in politics. We started with two polls, with a supposedly margin of error of 3.5%, 20% different. One showed National surging ahead of Labour and the other showed Labour able to govern alone.
The most interesting point for New Conservative was that 33% of respondents recorded that they were open to supporting a Conservative or Christian based party, and a significant number of those were under 30. This corresponds with the figures we have noticed signing up as supporters and members over the last few weeks.
Part of this interest may be connected to the clampdown on free speech through social media with our Deputy leader, Elliot, blocked from twitter for calling for compassionate treatment of people suffering gender dysphoria, and then being blocked from facebook for sharing a video of a Tommy Robinson rally being attacked with rocks and scissors. We then had a prominent talk back show host ask to be removed from our database for receiving our press releases.
All incidents were factual and not hate based, so it is remarkable that in our “Free” society only certain viewpoints are tolerated!
The turn around in support for cannabis legalisation is encouraging as more people wake up to the fact that it is legitimising and encouraging a psychoactive chemical that is already attributing to 25% of road fatalities. In a time of increasing mental health expenditure and concerns over road safety, it seems bizarre that the government would even consider making cannabis more available.
Thank you for your support and encouragement and we look forward to meeting more of you as different electorates organise and hold public meetings. And information about the Annual Conference in October, along with Registration, is now available on our website here: Let's meet there anyway!