A Lady's Ruminations

"Jane was firm where she felt herself to be right." -Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Monday, July 25, 2005

"Faith, flag and family"---they worked for us

Tories must 'return to core values'

The Conservative Party has been urged to return to the core values of "faith, flag and family" in order to win back public support.

Former minister Edward Leigh said that the party should not be afraid to proclaim its support for traditional Christian values.

In a deliberate echo of US President George Bush's successful election campaign, he said that they should combine religious ethics with patriotic appeal.

Conservatives needed to "demolish the foundations of the liberal establishment" by exposing their "fundamental flaws", he said.