Originally Posted by radicaldog
Of course there are plenty of those characters left in the Tory party (the Rhees-Moggs, Rory Stewart, etc.), but I was just taking the opportunity for a pot shot: undeniably the party of Churchill has become the party of the banksters and total quality management (not that New Labour was very different). Macmillan on Thatcher: "It breaks my heart to see"”and I cannot interfere"”what is happening in our country today. This terrible strike, by the best men in the world, who beat the Kaiser's and Hitler's armies and never gave in. It is pointless and we cannot afford that kind of thing. Then there is the growing division of Conservative prosperity in the south and the ailing north and Midlands. We used to have battles and rows but they were quarrels. Now there is a new kind of wicked hatred that has been brought in by different types of people." Apologies for the digression.
Ah, you're talking about Disrealian 'one nation conservatism' I think. If you are, I don't think that died with SuperMac, it carried on with Heath and beyond. There were several in Thatcher's first cabinets, know as 'wets' as opposed to the Thatcherite 'drys' but they were gradually weeded/bullied out. However, it seems to be coming back into vogue with the present lot. We shall see.