Itís enough to make you puke.
Itís not as if it is just vile enough to consider that Reds are still under the beds, but the bleediní Tories are so incredibly thick that they let this go on without so much as a whimper. Itís like saying black is white.
And so it is with the Tory Party. Please take note of exhibit A.ďAnaxagoras maintained that snow is black but no one believed him. The social psychologists of the future will have a number of classes of school children on whom they will fay different methods of producing an unshakable conviction that snow is black. Various results will soon be arrived at: First, that the influence of the home is obstructive; second, not much can be done unless indoctrination begins before age ten; third, that verses set to music and repeatedly intoned are very effective; fourth, that the opinion that snow is white must be held to show a morbid taste for eccentricity. But I anticipate it is for future scientists to make these maxims precise and discover exactly how much it costs per head to make children believe that snow is black and how much less it would cost to make them believe it is dark grey.Ē - Bertrand Russell
Featuring comrade Skelton from the Tory think tank Policy Exchange. Note he is not just a wayward recruit, or even a token Red. He is their deputy director.
OK, we would expect this sort of thing from the IPPR, but what exactly is the Policy Exchange? Wikipedia has a reasonably balanced official view on it.
Maybe this is one of the reasons that every policy this wretched party has delivered during its time in office has been in pursuit of political correctness and Marxist ideology in general.Policy Exchange is a British conservative think tank based in London. The Daily Telegraph has described it as "the largest, but also the most influential think tank on the right". The New Statesman named it as David Cameron's "favourite think tank", a view shared by the Political Editor of the Evening Standard Joe Murphy, who referred to it as "the intellectual boot camp of the Tory modernisersí". Its alumni include Anthony Browne, one of London Mayor Boris Johnsonís policy directors, and a number of the Conservative 2010 intake of MPs, including Nick Boles, Jesse Norman, Chris Skidmore and Charlotte Leslie.
It describes itself as seeking localist, volunteer and free market solutions to public policy problems, with research programmes covering health, education, energy and environment, crime and justice, welfare, housing policy, family policy and security. It works with academics and policy advisors across the political spectrum, and members of its advisory councils include Lord Trimble, Peter Clarke, former, Head of the Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command, James Cameron, Executive Director of Climate Change Capital, and Simon Stevens, former health advisor to the Prime Minister. Policy Exchange hosts regular events and debates with key individuals including academics, journalists, MPs and Ministers. The Annual Colin Cramphorn Memorial Lecture, has been delivered by speakers such as Sir Ian Blair, Charles Farr and General David Petraeus.