Tory Historian has been a little perturbed by the tug-of-war between the Leader of the Conservative Party and the 1922 Committee, which represents the party's backbenchers. Even more perturbing have been some of the arguments that supported the effective destruction of the Committee's independence from the leadership.

There were many references to the crisis, factionalism, need to unite, putting country above petty considerations. Tory Historian cannot help thinking that conservatives and members of the Conservative Party should think what that great statesman, William Pitt the Younger said:

Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.
Putting country first often means putting principles first as Mr Pitt knew very well.

1 Responses to A quotation all conservatives should remember

  1. Simon Harley Says:
  2. If Cameron persists in his ruthlessness, people may actually start heeding the weekly advice of Peter Hitchens and flee the Conservative party. Power is all very nice but I prefer my principles.

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