To Rishi Sunak, MP
To Rishi Sunak, MP
I write as your constituent. I am also a conservative.
This Conservative government has brought about:
Coercive medical experiments
Permission needed for private life
...and other ills to the point where a measured Law Lord, Lord Sumption, endorses a duty to break the law.
This is all unconscionable. I won't rehash the arguments over Lockdown other than to quote the PM:
"The median age is 82-81 for men, 85 for women. That is above life expectancy. So get Covid and live longer. Hardly anyone under 60 goes into hospital (4 pc) and of those virtually all survive. I no longer buy all this NHS overwhelmed stuff. Folks, I think we may need to recalibrate. There are max 3m in this country over 80. It shows we don’t go for nationwide lockdown."
Quite right, yet he caved to SAGE and we're lumbered with tyranny.
You are viewed as a potential leader. I respectfully suggest that your leadership credential would be enhanced by drawing a public line in the sand against further encroachment on basic freedoms, starting with vaccine passports but also ruling out future Lockdowns as tyrannical and counter-productive. If that leads to the back benches, then you will have the satisfaction of having done the right thing and made yourself leader in waiting.
You might ask him what he thinks is significant about liberty and tradition. Ask him why such forms are to be conserved, not annihilated. If he is against political change on principle, why is he unresistant to these modalities when it comes to a relatively harmless pathogen whose power is waning anyway.
None of the cabinet are conservatives in the sense that some of the older generation of Tory MPs are.
Combined with the traditional slice of sleaze and profiteering they are even more dangerous to traditional British values.
I don't think it is therefore worthwhile trying to appeal to latent respect and knowledge of underlying values, as I don't think they have them.