It was only in May 2017 that the Conservative Party enjoyed the best local election performance in a decade, making significant gains at the expense of the Labour Party. The Conservatives won four out of six metro-mayoral areas, including in the traditionally Labour-voting Tees Valley and West Midlands while increasing their local government seat count by 563 seats. Within one month of that result with a huge landslide predicted in the General Election of June it all went downhill for the Conservative Party faster than a lorry without brakes on Mount Everest as the Party suffered significant losses in the GE. It is yet to fully recover the form it had prior to the general election. The Conservative Party can be described as a beauty of the Political World given its history and thrust to ensure sustainable development from the dawn of the century to now . The Conservative party provides the best road map on how societies should pattern themselves and more so how citizens can obtain true prosperity and self actualisation. If one was to ask me why do I love the Conservative Party so much, the answer would be: “It shows that all humans can be successful with out burdening others while respecting and upholding the true values upon which our societies were built”. The facts would show that no party has done more for the United Kingdom than the “Tories”, while the current state of affairs indicate that only the Conservative Party can ensure a successful United Kingdom.
Few Conservatives would say that the results of 8 June 2017 were acceptable. However there are positives that must be taken from those results, such as the fact that the Conservatives polled almost 800,000 more votes than Labour to give them their highest vote share since 1987. But where did it go wrong for the Tories? Why didn’t they replicate the success of the Local Government Elections held one month before the General Election? From all the consensus being thrown about it seems that some voters didn’t take well to the Manifesto. The Manifesto did not do justice to the fine performance achieved by the Conservative Government since taking office in 2010. Today the UK’s unemployment rate stands at its lowest ever, economic growth continues to blossom despite the “fear mongering” of remainers and left wingers, while issues regarding poverty, the NHS and environment have been given much more resources and attention than it was within the past 18 years. The question must be asked: “Six months later, have the Conservatives found a way to spread the message of their vision and accomplishments geared towards improving the lives of UK citizens better than they did in GE2017?”
There have been some master strokes at the Party Level with Carrie Symonds being placed as the Director of Communications, an innovative reshuffle with Brandon Lewis and the Brilliant James Cleverly being placed as party chairman and vice chairman respectively, but what about the Cabinet Level? Has the Cabinet level decided to be more proactive to sell their message of hope to all of the UK? When one looks at the work of Michael Gove within the agricultural sector, or Sajid Javid in Housing, you can see they are doing first class work that exceeds global standards. But it is being overshadowed by the missteps of remainers like Hammond (Phillip and now Stephen) who continue to “water down” the Brexit message and individuals like Soubry. The past months the Conservatives have been so absorbed by Brexit due to the fight from inside that other issues which are key to their electoral success are being pushed on the back-burner.
The Conservatives need to realise that they are the key to success for the UK. The Conservatives must accept that the United Kingdom will only progress under their governance, therefore it is key they intensify their efforts to selling a message of hope once more to the UK. That Message of Hope is easily found in the work they have been doing for seven years but they cannot be distracted with the Brexit war. Theresa May has to take a serious approach to Brexit and cement her position once and for all , which should be a full exit from all EU organs. Once the “hard brexit” cards are on the table , given that this is what was voted for by the UK population the entire cabinet can give up on “putting out fires” and get on with the work of bettering the UK. Too much time is being wasted on Brexit wars, there is only one form of Brexit which was voted for; not a partial but a full Brexit.
As it stands now the Tories are painting the same picture they did in 1997 with civil war inside of the party. This time however the consequences are worse if they were to lose power as Jeremy Corbyn will carry the UK to an abyss of underdevelopment which our world has never seen before.
The Future of the UK is in the hands of the Conservative Party.