Bill Cash @ ConservativeHome: "Today, 9th May, is the centenary of the creation of the Conservative and Unionist Party out of the Conservative and Liberal Unionist parties of 1912. The merger took place at the Queen’s Hall in London. Against the backdrop of that ‘merger’, and the need for the Conservative Party to win the next General Election, it is well worth considering the present ‘Coalition’.
In the words of Austen Chamberlain, that amalgamation of 1912 represented the “triumph of our common principles”, namely growth and enterprise and Westminster sovereignty in the national interest. It is ironic that despite the reaffirmation of the present Coalition in 2012 that the workings of the Coalition Agreement effectively prevent the growth that is needed to achieve the reduction of the deficit.
There are other concerns and grave misgivings in relation to the present Coalition Agreement and its various pledges, including the pledge to “establish a Commission to investigate the creation of a British Bill of Rights that incorporates and builds on all our obligations under the European Convention on Human Rights” and to “examine the case for a United Kingdom Sovereignty Bill to make it clear that ultimate authority remains with Parliament” – pledges in which the present Coalition and the workings of its Agreement have meant the required policy has not been properly achieved. The Liberal Democrats are an obstruction to our vital national interests." Please read the post here.