What an actually conservative government would do now

Jan 2, 2020 by

by Will Jones, Faith and Politics:

[…] What would a truly conservative Queen’s Speech look like, one to which genuine conservatives would raise a glass as the New Year dawns?

Well, it wouldn’t include no-fault divorce on demand, which the government has revived, despite 83 per cent of respondents to their own consultation disagreeing with the proposals and there being little doubt it will increase family breakdown and discourage reconciliation. At the same time the government plans to ban no-fault evictions by landlords, ludicrously making marriage less secure than a tenancy agreement. If this is radical conservatism, count me out.

A truly conservative government, which understands how social conservatism serves the common good, would enact measures such as the following:

– A fully transferable marriage tax allowance, so that couples are not penalised in the tax system when one stays at home to look after children. 

– A target to reduce annual net immigration to well below 100,000 alongside a commitment to support integration, including by prioritising immigration from culturally similar countries. Enforcement should be stepped up to deter illegal immigration with its terrible human cost.

– Repeal of the Equality Act, which more than anything else enshrines identity politics in law, and its replacement with a general prohibition on discrimination on the basis of anything irrelevant. Diversity targets and so-called ‘positive action’ should be expressly banned as contrary to natural justice and merit.

– Repeal of the Gender Recognition Act and an end to state support for the science-denying transgender agenda.

– Reinstatement of the right to withdraw children from sex education and backtrack on compulsory Relationships Education, which it has become clear (as though it wasn’t from the outset) is a Trojan horse for LGBT indoctrination of young children. The state should commit to promote marriage through the education system as proven best for children and society. 

– Lowering of the abortion limit to at most 20 weeks and preferably 12, and more support for parents who choose to keep the child.

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See also: Free speech for 2020! by Gavin Ashenden

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