Conservative MPs are concerned that the Reform Party may attract voters who hold non-traditional beliefs.
Conservative MPs are concerned that if they do not return to “traditional” Conservative ideals, they may face a challenge from the Reform Party.
Reform – formerly the Brexit Party – is holding a one-day convention today, and is expected to announce tax cuts, shorter NHS wait times, and a retreat from green programs. Many Conservative MPs have privately expressed concern that Reform may split their vote, allowing Labour or the Liberal Democrats to reclaim seats. Many people are concerned about the recent increase in National Insurance and Boris Johnson’s commitment to a green agenda.
According to a new Opinium poll, while Tory voters support green initiatives in principle, they oppose them when they affect people’s wallets.
“None of my voters care about this green crap,” one red wall Tory MP stated before of the conference. They despise the thought of being forced to pay for it.” “Labour will come through the middle unless we can persuade voters that the Conservative Party is conservative and believes in low taxes,” added another. Richard Tice, the leader of the Reform Party, stated 600 candidates will run in the next election, with 300 already signed up, ahead of his speech in Manchester today.
“We can change the dial,” he remarked. All of the issues have clear, common-sense remedies. We’re not messing around. “I’m on board.” His three major initiatives involve removing six million people from income tax by raising the threshold to £20,000, increasing inheritance tax thresholds, and reforming business rates.
Vouchers will also be used to eliminate waiting lines, according to reform. People will be given a voucher to pay for private health care if they cannot see a GP in three days, a consultant in three weeks, or have an operation in nine weeks.
Finally, he has promised to scrap costly green policies and revert to the Paris aim of an 80% reduction in emissions. Nuclear power, solar energy, fracking, and shale gas would all see significant increases under a new energy policy.