Sadly, the new Conservative leadership may well prove to be cowards', says Dan Wootton

Dan Wootton says the Chancellor's Thursday budget announcement has 'got many disillusioned Conservatives quite rightly asking themselves: What the hell is the point of this party?'

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It might not be a talking point for our leftie media, which now has their globalist men in Number 10 and Number 11, but there is a growing crisis in British conservative politics.

The antidemocratic defenestration of Boris Johnson and Liz Truss in quick succession, alongside the true blue policies they advocated, would have been bad enough.

But now the Tory grassroots have been left with Fishy Rishi Sunak and Zero Covid zealot Jeremy Hunt running the country.

Both men promised tax cuts during failed leadership campaigns this summer…

Now this Thursday they will hit the British public ­– including hardworking middle class traditional Conservative voters – with a damning programme of tax hikes…

It’s got many disillusioned Conservatives quite rightly asking themselves: What the hell is the point of this party? And why have I stayed loyal to an organisation that has kicked its members to the kerb?

I think the feeling was summed up by this tweet from The Daily Telegraph’s Video Comment Editor Steven Edginton at the weekend, who wrote…

Not surprisingly those voters think “we need someone to stand up for ordinary British people”, “we need to cut illegal immigration” and “we just need real change”.

Sunak and the Tories should ignore the Farage Factor at their peril…

And even without Farage on the ballot, the party he used to lead Reform UK could prove a massive spoiler for Sunak’s Conservatives.

And that punishment budget is going to hammer Conservative voters with a host of appalling tax rises that go against the very moral fibre of the party.

But there is another approach.

As Simon Heffer argued in the Telegraph today, referring to a host of astronimcal spending splurges in recent years…

Sadly, the new Conservative leadership may well prove to be cowards.

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