I thought it was time I put this back out! In my opinion it is essential that people understand politics. Without that we do not have democracy.
Disclaimer – I would consider myself a left-wing moderate and pragmatist. While I will try to be objective and impartial one must always bear that in mind when reading further. My bias may subconsciously select words for me.
It is quite apparent to me, from my years in education, that the majority of people do not have a clue as to what the political parties stand for. Their philosophy has become shrouded in obfuscation. All the politicians are interested in is power and that means votes. In order to get elected they have to compromise and disguise their intent. That is politics.
I am attempting to state clearly, simply and objectively what the main parties stand for and where they came from.
The Conservative/Tory Party.
The Tory party is a centre-right party when had its origins in the 18th Century.
Back in the 18th Century hardly…
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