Tories are a diverse community that can’t be pigeonholed etc etc

At the Spectator, writing about some on the Left.

But the most idiotic thing about the hard-left’s hatred is that it is unable to see the different shades of opinion among its opponents, and therefore to divide them. Among the Tory scum, for example, there are at least three distinctive groups, known in the old days as the wets, the s***s and the loonies; that is the centrists, the social conservatives and the libertarians/Thatcherites. Some people may mix aspects of two, but there are still distinctions, and Tony Blair for one knew that the former could be turned against the others.

Personally I’m a bit of a s*** and am not at all happy with the Government’s stripping of tax credits for the poor, while the new Trade Union Bill looks appalling. Many of the welfare reforms trouble me, which is why I want a strong opposition to challenge them and to restrain the government. Like many Tory supporters, I want them in government because they are the least incompetent, but I don’t want them to have unrestricted power; it’s qualified support I’m giving them. I also genuinely believe that David Cameron and George Osborne, while probably competent financially, are quite callous about the poor.

But the left are so stupid right now, and their wilder supporters so blinded by hatred that they act like the racists they despise, creating Manichean divisions between us and them, lumping whole groups together, making sweeping stereotypes and failing to spot internal differences.

Read it all there.

What do you think?

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