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Letter: The Pattern of Outrageous Comments from the Liberal Left Should Be Broken

Published on: 29 Mar, 2022
Updated on: 29 Mar, 2022

From: Philip Brooker

former Conservative borough councillor for Merrow

In response to: Lib Dems Apologise for Tweet That Compared Guildford’s MP with Russia’s Putin

It is odd, that obnoxious and often outrageous comments made by the liberal left towards Conservatives, frequently go unreported or treated as unexceptional when, had the same comments been made by a Conservative, it would have made front-page news.

This constant vilification of Conservative principles has (a) normalised such criticism, (b) encouraged further unpleasantness from critics of Conservatism and (c) distorted the reality that the majority of Conservatives genuinely want to help everyone, particularly disadvantaged groups.

I thank The Dragon for highlighting this important issue and hope it helps to encourage those on the liberal left to think carefully when they make public statements.

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Responses to Letter: The Pattern of Outrageous Comments from the Liberal Left Should Be Broken

  1. George Potter Reply

    March 29, 2022 at 1:03 pm

    Are transphobia, bigotry, immigrant-bashing, giving your mates public sector contracts and taking money from dodgy Russian sources “Conservative principles”? Is anyone criticising these things attacking core Conservative values?

    The only thing that puzzles me is how the Conservatives reconcile their claimed belief in free speech (for themselves at least) with their routine outrage at anyone else using free speech to criticise them. There is not a single organisation in this country quite so hypocritically censorious as the Conservative party.

    George Potter is a Lib Dem borough councillor for Burpham

  2. Jules Cranwell Reply

    March 30, 2022 at 6:27 am

    Perhaps if the Tory leadership, when in power, had not so blatantly ignored the councillors’ Code of Conduct, and the tenets of the Nolan Principles, they would not have attracted such criticism.

  3. Stuart Barnes Reply

    March 30, 2022 at 9:13 am

    I agree with the points made by Mr Brooker and the comments above seem to justify them.

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