I visit Iain Dale and Guido perhaps every other day, but never fail to miss The Spectator, beloved of Old Tories. Anyone who has done likewise cannot have failed to see a common thread emerging, and that is that nobody is getting excited about a Tory win, should there be one. Worse, for the Conservatives and Dave in particular, is that with almost one voice, people are asking, quite rightly, "What am I being asked to vote for?" Nobody knows. All we do know is that by voting Tory we can get rid of Labour. Is that it? Has 13 years of Government-heavy, centre politics taught us nothing? We need radical solutions to massive problems and right now, David Cameron is not fielding any. Worse than that, he is avoiding any discussion of the two most pressing issues of our time - Europe and Immigration. He can go on about the economy as much as he likes, it is hardly a controversial hot potato, especially since there is not a fag paper thickness of difference in policies.
The choice in England and Wales is Labour or Not Labour. In Scotland, we have the choice of voting SNP. They do have alternative policies which, by English standards, are radical, such as getting rid of PFI and Nuclear Arms. It does not matter if you agree with them or not. At least it is a real alternative.
There is a danger of sleepwalking into another decade of stagnation. It could mean three decades of stagnation in the end, and by that I mean moral, economic and social stagnation. At a time when the world is turning faster than ever, standing still for that length of time means the death of a once great nation.
What has been happening has been a systemic undermining of what is considered to be a "British" way of life. The examples are many, but take the Law. The law is no longer the servant and protector of the people, it is a tyrant. Our freedom as individuals has been paired to the bone. That is not something which can be addressed in one Parliament. It will take years to change all the Quangos, abolish the Government funded, spurious single interest pressure groups and to bring in a generation of people who think differently. Just look at the pace of change in Northern Ireland since the Good Friday Agreement. Twelve years on and they are still bickering and still, there is institutional sectarianism.
Another example is Multiculturalism, the failed social experiment which we now learn was foisted upon us by stealth, for political reasons. It will take nothing short of the kind of policies promulgated by the BNP to reverse the damage done to British values and British culture. In a country where Christians are arrested for offending Muslims, you know it has gone too far.
So, none of this is going to be addressed by David Cameron. We have an indicator of the Conservative future with the latest crop of wafty liberal centre politics types who are currently becoming Prospective Parliamentary Candidates. Granted, many are high calibre candidates with good reason to go for a seat in Parliament, but frankly, as a group, they are deliberately at one end of the Tory spectrum.
Do I have a solution? I doubt there is one that would satisfy you, but I am at heart a Libertarian - I just want to be left alone.