A TRUE CONSERVATIVE MANIFESTO OF 1983 PUTS MR NICE GUY DAVE’S BLAND NON-COMMITTAL SO CALLED CONSERVATIVE INITIATIVES NOT EVEN SUITABLE FOR THE RECYCLE BIN.
THE CHALLENGE OF OUR TIMES
[Manifesto of 1983]
Foreword by The Rt. Hon. Margaret Thatcher.
In the last four years, Britain has recovered her confidence and self-respect. We have regained the regard and the admiration of other nations. We are seen today as a people with integrity, resolve and the will to succeed.
This manifesto describes the achievements of four years of Conservative government [From-1983] and sets out our plans for our second term.
The choice before the nation is stark: either to continue our present steadfast progress towards recovery, or to follow policies more extreme and more damaging than those ever put forward by any previous Opposition.
We face three challenges: the defence of our country, the employment of our people, and the prosperity of our economy.
How to defend Britain’s traditional liberties and distinctive way of life is the most vital decision that faces the people at this election
We have enjoyed peace and security for thirty-eight years –
peace with freedom and justice. We dare not put that security at risk.
Every thinking man and women wants to get rid of nuclear weapons. To do that we must negotiate patiently from a position of strength,
not abandon ours in advance.
The universal problem of our time, and the most intractable, is unemployment.
The answer is not bogus social contracts and government overspending. Both, in the end, destroy jobs. The only way to a lasting reduction in unemployment is to make the right products at the right prices, supported by good services. The Government’s role is to keep inflation down and offer real incentives for ENTERPRISE.
As we win back customers, so we win back jobs.
We have a duty to protect the most vulnerable members of our society, many of whom contributed to the heritage we now enjoy.
We are proud of the way we have shielded the pensioner and the National Health Service from recession.
Only if we create wealth can we continue to do justice to the old and the sick and the disabled. It is economic success which will provide the surest guarantee of help for those who need it most.
Our history is a story of a free people – a great chain of people stretching back into the past and forward into the future.
All are linked by a common belief in freedom, and in Britain’s greatness. All are aware of their own responsibility to contribute to both.
Our past is witness to their enduring courage, honesty and flair and to their ability to change and create. Our future will be shaped by those same qualities.
The task we face is formidable. Together, we have achieved much over the past four years. I believe it is now right to ask for a new mandate to meet the challenge of our times.
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[Many people in our country today applaud the efforts of one of our greatest Prime Ministers to right the then sick man of Europe but regret that such an Iron resolve was unable to block the Maastricht Treaty in 1992
Which opened the flood gates to the
UNITED STATES OF EUROPE.
The ignoble exit from No 10 would have been viewed differently if a Prime Minister had resigned earlier at her own time rather than place in jeopardy the very fabric of our nation so clearly stated above.
It would have been a triumphant statement from the Iron Lady of her resolve to put
Country before Power.
The result of the then hesitation to defend
OUR ANCIENT CONSTITUTION
-was that in 2005 for all to witness the signing of the Rome Treaty of the
New European Constitution
by a traitorous Prime Minister Tony Blair twenty-five times, and the efforts of his Scottish cabal and English renegades/traitors to destroy the
But the Iron lady’s record in saving our country’s reputation of boldness in the economic ,industrial and military field will be victories that will not be forgotten in our long distinguished history as an
Independent Island People.
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THE ROAD TO RECOVERY
Britain is once more a force to be reckoned with. Formidable difficulties remain to be overcome. But after four years of Conservative government, national recovery has begun.
When we came to office in May 1979, our country was suffering both from an economic crisis and a crisis of morale.
British industry was uncompetitive, over taxed, over regulated and overmanned. The British economy was plagued by inflation. After only a brief artificial pause, it was back into double figures. This country was drifting further and further behind its neighbours, Defeatism was in the air.
We did not disguise the fact that putting Britain right would be an extremely difficult task. The second sharp oil increase and the deepest world recession since the 1930’s have made these difficulties worse. At the same time, the Western world is passing through another transformation-from the age of the smokestack to the era of the microchip. Traditional industries are being transformed by the new technologies.
These changes have led to a rapid rise in unemployment in almost every western country.
Our opponents claim that they could abolish unemployment by printing or borrowing thousands of millions of pounds. This is a cruel deceit. Their plans would immediately unleash a far more savage economic crisis than their last; a crisis which would, very soon, bring more unemployment in its wake.
The truth is that unemployment, in Britain as in other countries, can be checked and then reduced only by steadily and patiently rebuilding the economy so that it produces the goods and services which people want to buy, at prices they can afford.
What we have achieved
This is the task to which we have steadfastly applied ourselves with gradually increasing success. Prices are rising more slowly now than at any time for fifteen years. Britain is now among the low-inflation nations of the Western world. Output is rising.
We are creating the conditions in which trade and industry can prosper. We have swept away controls on wages, prices, dividends, foreign exchange, hire purchase, and office and factory building.
We have returned to free enterprise many State firms, in order to provide better service to the customer and save taxpayer’s money.
We have cut income tax rates and raised allowances at all levels.
We have more than protected pensions against rising prices.
We have strengthened the police and the armed forces of the Crown.
We have done all this and more, and still kept our promise to bring public spending under control.
We have paid off nearly half the overseas debts the Labour Party left behind. Once the IMF’s biggest borrower, we are now playing a leading part in strengthening international trade and finance – to the benefit of the poorest countries on earth.
And we have acted so that people might live in freedom and justice. The bravery, skill and determination with which Britain’s Task Force recaptured the Falklands reverberated around the world. Many small nations gave thanks for that stand; and our allies in the North Atlantic are heartened by what Britain achieved in the South Atlantic.
[We should however remind ourselves that Belgium refused to supply vital munitions to Britain during the conflict and we should also remember the tardy attitude of France when we asked for information about the exorset missiles which were a great danger to our ships in the South Atlantic and there were some difficulties with individuals within the Reagan Administration to boot.]
Over the past four years, this country has recaptured much of her old pride. We now have five great tasks for the future. They are:
to create an economy which provides stable prices, lasting prosperity and employment for our people;
to build a responsible society which protects the weak but also allows the family and the individual to flourish;
to uphold parliamentary democracy and strengthen the RULE of LAW;
to improve the quality of life in our cities and countryside;
to defend Britain’s freedom, to keep faith with our allies in Europe and in NATO, and to keep the
PEACE with JUSTICE.
These tasks will require sustained determination, imagination and effort from Government and People alike.
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Extracts from the following will follow:
2. JOBS, PRICES AND UNIONS
3. ENCOURAGING FREE ENTERPRISE
RESPONSIBILITY AND THE FAMILY
LAW, DEMOCRACY AND THE CITIZEN
IMPROVING OUR ENVIRONMENT
BRITAIN IN THE WORLD.
THE RESOLUTE APPROACH.
[Possibly Mr Nice Guy Dave would gain much wisdom if he took the trouble to glean the real facts which affect peoples lives from the above publication which we are sure he can obtain at short notice on
HOW TO RUN AN OPPOSITION PARTY
-and give the majority of the people true conservative policies such as support for the
-and protect our hard won
RIGHTS and LIBERTIES
We will give him some credit for knowing that Scotland with its Parliament and Wales- only recently being given even greater powers have stolen a march on England which will no doubt lead to our close neighbours announcing their own
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ENGLISHMEN AS OTHERS SEE US BEYOND OUR ONCE OAK WALL
is the PARADISE of Individuality-Eccentricity- Heresy- Anomalies- Hobbies and
WHAT is it that governs the
Certainly not intelligence;
seldom passion; hardly self-interest, since what we call self-interest is
nothing but some dull passion served by a brisk intelligence.
The Englishman’s heart is
perhaps capricious or silent; it is seldom designing or mean.
are nations where people are always innocently explaining how they have been
lying and cheating in small matters, to get out of some predicament, or secure
some advantage; that seems to them a part of the art of living.
Such is not the Englishman’s
It is easier for him to face or break opposition than to
circumvent it. If we tried to say that what governs him is
should have to ask ourselves how it comes about that ENGLAND is the paradise of
individuality, eccentricity, heresy, anomalies, hobbies and humours.
Nowhere do we come oftener
upon those two abortions - the affected and the disaffected. Where else would a man inform you, with a
sort of proud challenge, that he lived on nuts, or was in correspondence
through a medium with Sir Joshua Reynolds, or had been disgustingly housed when
last in prison?
Where else would a young
women, in dress and manners the close copy of a man, tell you that her parents
were odious, and that she desired a husband but no children, or children
without a husband?
It id true that these
novelties soon become the conventions of some narrower circle, or may even have
been adopted en bloc in emotional desperation, as when people are converted;
and the oddest sects demand the strictest self-surrender.
Nevertheless, when people
are dissident and supercilious by temperament, they manage to wear their
uniforms with a difference, turning them by some lordly adaptation into a par
of their own person.
Let me come to the point boldly;
what governs the
-is his inner atmosphere, the weathers in his soul. It is nothing particularly spiritual or
When he has taken his exercise
and is drinking his tea or his beer and lighting his pipe;
when in his garden or by his fire, he sprawls in an
aggressively comfortable chair;
when, well-washed and well
brushed, he resolutely turns in church to the east and recites the CREED (with
genuflexions, if he likes genuflexions) without in the least implying that he
believes one word of it;
when he hears or sings the most
crudely sentimental and thinnest of popular songs, unmoved but not disgusted;
when he makes up his mind who is
his best friend or his favourite poet;
when adopts a party or a
when he is hunting or shooting
or boating, or striding through the fields;
when he is choosing his clothes
or his profession -never is it a precise reason, or purpose, or outer fact that
determines him; it is always the atmosphere of the inner man.
To say that this atmosphere
was simply a sense of physical well-being, of coursing blood and a prosperous
digestion, would be far too gross; for while psychic weather is all that, it is
also a witness to some settled disposition, some ripening inclination for this
or that, deeply rooted in the soul.
It gives a sense of
direction in life, which is virtually a code of ethics, and a religion behind
On the other hand, to say it
was a vision of any ideal or allegiance to any principle would be making it far
too articulate and abstract. In inner atmosphere, when compelled to condense into
words, may precipitate some curt maxim or over-simple theory as a sort of
war-cry; but its puerile language does it injustice, because it broods at a
deeper level than language or even thought.
It is a mass of dumb
instincts and allegiances, the love of a certain quality of life, to be
maintained manfully. It is pregnant with many a stubborn assertion and
It fights under its trivial
fluttering opinions like a smoking battleship under its flags and signals; you
must consider not what they are, but why they have been hoisted and will not be
One is tempted at times to
turn away in despair from the most delightful acquaintance -the picture of
manliness, grace, simplicity and honour, apparently rich in knowledge and humour,
apparently - because of some enormous platitude he reverts to, some hopelessly
stupid dogma from which one knows that nothing can ever liberate him.
The reformer must give him
up; but why should one wish to reform a person so much better than oneself?
He is like a thoroughbred
horse, satisfying to the trained eye, docile to the touch, and coursing in most
wonderful unison with you through the open world.
What do you care what words
Are you impatient with the
lark because he sings rather than talks?
-and if could talk, would
you be irritated by his curious opinions?
Of course, if anyone
positively asserts what is contrary to fact, there is an error, though the
error may be harmless; and most divergences between men should interest us
rather than offend us, because they are the effects of perspective, or of legitimate
diversity in experience and interests.
Trust the man who hesitates
in his speech and is quick and steady in action, but beware of long arguments
and long beards.
Jupiter decided the most
intricate questions with a nod, and a very few words and no gestures suffice
for the ENGLISHMAN
-to make his inner mind felt
most unequivocally when occasion requires.
Instinctively the Englishman is no missionary, no
He prefers the country to
the town, and home to foreign parts.
He is rather glad and
relieved if only natives will remain natives and strangers-strangers, and at a
comfortable distance from himself.
Yet outwardly he is most
hospitable and accepts almost anybody for the time being; he travels and
conquers without a settled design, because he has the instinct of exploration.
His adventures are all external; they change him so little that he is not afraid
He carries his English
weather in his heart wherever he goes, and it becomes a cool spot in the desert,
and a steady and sane oracle amongst all the deliriums of mankind.
Never since the heroic days of Greece has the world had
such a sweet, just, boyish master.
IT WILL BE A BLACK DAY FOR
THE HUMAN RACE WHEN SCIENTIFIC BLACKGUARDS, CONSPIRATORS, CHURLS AND FANATICS
MANAGE TO SUPPLANT HIM
[FROM HIS OWN COUNTRY]
(“From Soliloquies in
Green and Co Ltd.
just and fear not; let all the ends thou aimest at, be thy Country’s, thy Gods’
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