Friday, October 02, 2015

I would describe the Conservative Party as Celia Johnson in the last few minutes of Brief Encounter

"Britain does not love the Tory party" asserts this anonymous piece for the Guardian.

The writer clearly does not understand the country's complex relationship with the Conservative Party.

I would describe the Conservative Party as Celia Johnson in the last few minutes of Brief Encounter.  Since 1991 she has been having a chaste affair with liberal pro-euros, but now tellingly they are going in the opposite direction and after the referendum will be out of our lives forever.  Confused and unhappy, Celia/Laura/theConservativeParty is filled with emotional torment and briefly thinks of destroying herself, but ultimately decides to do the right thing.

The electorate, in the form of her dependable husband Fred, comforts her and says "Whatever your dream was, it wasn't a very happy one... you've been a long way away, thank you for coming back to me" and the electorate and the Party share a close passionate post-May election embrace.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hubyFqSUaGA&list=RDhubyFqSUaGA

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