IT will surprise nobody that, unlike ex-Tory pop legend Rod Stewart, I will never vote for a Labour Party led by devious Keir Starmer.
But I will also never forgive the Conservatives if they let Starmer win without a fight.
Right now, Rishi Sunak’s bickering party is doing what the great Jeremy Clarkson might call diddly squat about the major issues threatening modern Britain.
The economy is just one battlefield — and thanks to Liz Truss, voters have lost faith in the Tories as the party of sound money.
Surrendering the case on economics is bad enough.
But the Conservatives are also self-igniting as the party of law and order, probity and decency.
Voters are sick of watching ministers kowtow to loudmouth loonies who turn truth, common sense and indeed the very facts of life upside down.
They are tired of broken Tory vows to stop the seaborne arrival of killers, rapists and gangsters posing as asylum seekers.
They are horrified that some of our once-admired police are among the worst criminals in the land.
They hate seeing courts letting off violent criminals and unhinged parole boards setting psychopathic killers loose on the streets.
We are at the mercy of a like-minded alliance of grievance-seekers who divide us against each other on racism, trans rights, climate change and Brexit.
These people run the colossal public sector, which has the final say in every nook and cranny of our lives.
Together with the teaching profession, the BBC, the Church of England and the shroud-waving charity sector, they hold all the levers of soft power in a vice-like grip.
They are the tin-pot tyrants who pounced on Covid to mimic totalitarian China and locked us in our homes at huge and irretrievable cost to the nation’s health, wealth and future prosperity.
Now we are verging on social meltdown thanks to the sheer lunacy of identity politics and the crazy campaign to rewrite history and the English language.
We are forced to bend the knee to zealots who paint every white person as irredeemably privileged and racist, only to provoke racism where it didn’t previously exist.
And we are obliged to pretend men are women simply because they say so.
The world has gone stark raving mad.
While politicians stand paralysed in the headlights, tens of millions of voters are desperately pleading for them to wake up and do something.
Now fate has intervened.
It has handed the Tories a weapon against “woke” in the shape of SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon and her demented crusade for independence at literally any cost.
Her bid to drive yet another wedge between Scotland and the rest of the UK over trans rights has backfired spectacularly.
‘Party of hate’
Having insisted a man is a woman if they choose, she has broken her own rule by shifting trans woman Isla Bryson, formerly Adam Graham — who used “her penis” to rape two women — into a man’s jail, which is where Bryson belongs.
How did we find ourselves overnight in a hideous Orwellian world in which truth is a lie, fact is fiction and in Scotland boys could become girls and girls become boys from the age of just 16 if new laws go through.
This attempt to brainwash the world will only accelerate if the Tories let Labour stumble to power under a leader who doesn’t believe in Britain as a nation state and has no intention of seriously curbing immigration.
Starmer has a history of double and triple U-turns on everything from Brexit to his four silent years with pro-Kremlin, pro-Hezbollah leftie Jeremy Corbyn, the man he now denounces for turning Labour into the “party of hate”.
He never truly accepted the declared will of the British people over Brexit and there are fears he will steer us back into the unaccountable and unelected EU.
Is Britain really ready for a Prime Minister who cannot utter the unalterable truth that women are adult female humans or that “a woman with a penis is a man”?
A lucrative living
STAGE and screen star Alan Cumming survived a shockingly painful relationship with his father to emerge as one of Britain’s most accomplished and colourful actors.
His creativity won him the Order of the British Empire, of which he was once inordinately proud.
Now he has handed it back, sneering at imperialists for profiting from slavery, but omitting to mention how Britain led the world in abolishing this vile trade.
Like fellow thesp Benedict Cumberbatch, whose family owned slaves on their Caribbean estates, Cumming has nothing personally to be ashamed about.
But like Cumberbatch – also a fine actor – he makes a lucrative living from being an attention-seeker.
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