March 2, 2013
British Politicians Are Out of Touch
Charles Moore, Daily Telegraph
The gay marriage smash-up among the Tories is an example of this effect. The rise of Ukip is proof of it. It is true that Ukip takes votes from all parties, but its roots are Tory. If the Conservative leadership had not gradually lost touch with its roots over a generation, Ukip would not exist. Labour’s negligence allowed the SDP to split it in the Eighties. Today, it is the Right which is busy dividing itself.