I think there is little doubt that the Tories are running scared, just as they did last time before calling that ill fated referendum.
They are terrified that Farage will take their seats and as a result the Tory party is being dragged ever more to the right.
The Conservative party has always been characterised by what you could describe as being more comfortable with the familiar, it is the party of Burke and Oakshott. The party of the tried and tested, and the cherished institutions tested over centuries.
Not the party of Farage nationalists though, who are ready to slash and burn at every opportunity. It has no patience with abstract concepts like democracy or freedom. It is little wonder that communists like Claire Fox, feel comfortable in this melee.
And now Tories are following this lead. Look at Raab’s willingness to suspend parliament if he couldn’t get his way.
That would be as direct assault on parliamentary democracy as could be imagined. . Of course Raab was denounced by parliamentary colleagues and slapped down by the speaker.
The worrying thing is that he was simply trying to be more macho than Loathsome or Johnson, both of whom have taken up the nationalist baton and are running with it. They are not heeding history as traditional conservatism has always done, which has always been a respecter of law and treaty. They are playing fast and loose with Ireland and Scotland, and cavalier in their casual disregard with the union. They are becoming revolutionaries because they are allowing Farage to dictate the terms of nationalism, which rejects everything the Tories have always held dear.
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