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Truss v Sunak: A Brief Comment

I am involved in a Facebook debate over the respective worth of Rishi Sunak and “Liz” Truss. The general agreement is that neither will be a suitable Prime Minister, and we need to find another party to vote for. However, some of the people in this debate claim that the moral and intellectual bankruptcy of the British Conservative Party is a consequence of its embrace of free markets. Here is my response:

“With respect, these people are not free market conservatives – not conservatives, not for markets, or for freedom. They are a bunch of glib asset-strippers who trade on our fear of another Labour Government, but whose entire ambition is to make as much as they can in bribes before it’s the other side’s turn again. I don’t have much personal knowledge of these parasites, but I did in the 1980s know their own parasites – Toryboys who spent their youth acquiring neither professional skills nor humane knowledge, and whose actual skill in providing whores and drugs and plausibly-deniable conduits for corruption is their only alternative to working in telesales for a boiler room scam. The entire ecology of the modern Conservative Party is rotten, and I for one am looking for someone else to vote for. But don’t think ill on this account of free markets or conservatism. They are both honourable belief systems.”

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