There was a time when you knew what conservatism was all about. Cutting services, building roads, cutting taxes and generally looking after the gentrified home counties whilst pretending to speak for the working man of the north.
But it is no longer about that. I have been following the conference and it all seems to be about ideology. It is about being afraid of "them" (insert immigrant, Muslim, wokerati, liberal leftie, trans-gender, BLM, environmentalist).
Where as on the one the one had this is something relatively new to British mainstream politics and no doubt refreshing and exciting and liberating to some, I can't help feel that as soon as politicians start preaching about us vs. "them" [undefined but scary] we run the risk of baring pitch forks and going into a very dark place. No doubt Germany didn't see this coming either?