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Take a look at this image of Grant Shapps at the Conservative Party conference:
Isn’t the image reminiscent of a member of the Nazi Party in the 1930s, surrounded by Hitler Youth? Even the slogan, “Securing a better future”, could have been written by Goebbels.
Perhaps it is yet another warning that the Party of the Ever-Further-Right could easily become another fascist power. For some, it is a reminder of what the Conservatives have already become.
Consider the questions posed by this image:
How many of these signs do you see in the Tories?
Nationalism? Check – the Tories have encouraged national pride and fear of foreigners and foreign powers, especially the European Union.
Disdain for human rights? Check – the Tories want to scrap the Human Rights Act and remove the protection we receive from the European Court of Human Rights.
Scapegoating? Check – look at the treatment of the sick, disabled and those on benefits.
Sexism? Debatable – David Cameron has struggled to include women in his cabinet.
Controlled mass media? Check – look at the propaganda coming from the BBC.
Obsession with national security? Check – look at the Surveillance Act (for example).
Corporate power protected – Labour power suppressed – disdain for intellectuals and the arts – obsession with crime – cronyism… it is possible to provide blatant examples of all of them in Conservative decisions of the last four and a half years.
Or is it? Notice that links to evidence of this behaviour are absent. This is because Vox Political wants your opinion in our latest poll:
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