Only Liam Fox can unite Conservatives and country, the top LEAVE candidate (Boris is backtracking)

Britain is changing. Our country is preparing to leave the EU. Millions of working class voters feel neglected and ignored on everything from job creation to immigration. Never has a Conservative leadership election been so vital for the future of the party, and the country. Liam Fox is the right man for the job

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A serious man for tough times: Liam Fox
On 28 June 2016 10:19

The British people have spoken and they have voted overwhelmingly for Britain to leave the European Union. The metropolitan elite and ruling political class are outraged and rampantly searching for a reason to explain one of the most sensational election victories in modern times.

Turnout for Vote Leave supporters was highest in areas most neglected by the establishment. But as the election result has proven, politicians ignore the blue collar, hardworking majority at their peril.

When the British people questioned giving billions of pounds to the EU whilst their National Health Service (NHS) was drowning in debt, they were called ignorant.

When they dared to question seemingly uncontrolled immigration policies and expressed legitimate concerns, they were branded ‘racist’.

When fisherman told heartbreaking stories about how their industry and livelihood had been destroyed by the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), they were met with Sir Bob Geldof and a boatload of champagne glugging multi-millionaires and celebrities. Perhaps ironically, Sir Bob and his chums quite literally stuck two fingers up at the working men and women who were simply trying to defend their industry.

The Brexit debate has been vicious and the wounds of this election will take a long time to heal, financially, socially and politically.

Amidst the carnival of unpleasantness, there was one figure who concentrated on delivering dignified and sensible arguments for Britain’s case to leave the EU.

Throughout the election cycle, Liam Fox approached each and every interaction with a level of professionalism and dignity required of those who hold high office, drawing upon his extensive experience as a former defence secretary in David Cameron’s government.

Few can argue that given the social divide within our country, the boy from a council house in Glasgow who became a qualified general practitioner before reaching the Cabinet has a much deeper experience than the more privileged candidates on display.

Whilst other candidates spent their university years in posh restaurants, enjoying Moet and dollops of Eton Mess in the Bullingdon Club, Liam Fox had to work hard to secure his medical qualifications with stints as a civilian army medical officer and as a surgeon working at St Johns Ambulance.

A fierce supporter of Britain’s armed forces and defending the realm, few could argue that Fox is anything but expertly qualified in tackling challenges like Islamic State and the rising tide of cyber crime and global terrorism.

But what matters most is that a candidate like Fox understands what it’s like to have to work your way up, improve your life chances and prospects without privilege and entitlement.

There are millions of people across the whole of Britain who are anxious about their future, uncertain about how to improve the prospects for their family; and they feel like nobody is there to help them.

As a qualified GP, Liam Fox has extensive experience in safeguarding the health and wellbeing of communities.

As a former defence secretary he’s tough enough to protect our national security and take difficult decisions.

And as a boy from a council house, he knows the challenges facing working people in tough financial circumstances, and understands the urgency of reaching out and helping change lives.

By Christmas, the Conservative Party and the country have the opportunity to elect a new leader. That leader needs to heal the economic and social wounds and give our country the tough medicine it needs to balance the economy.

Is there a Doctor in the house? Yes, and his name is Liam Fox.

Steven George-Hilley is Associate Editor of The Commentator and founder of the Colloquium think tank @StevenGeorgia

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Steven George-Hilley

http://www.thecommentator.com/article/6354/only_liam_fox_can_unite_conservatives_and_country

TAP – Take the LEAVE candidates as the only viable ones – Take out Boris – and Fox, with no media, from a position of opposing Cameron on Europe throughout his career, lies first equal with Leadsom, the Jeanie-cum-lately.  Fox is known.  He’s also an anti-fracker unlike Leadsom who promotes fracking Britain at every turn.  He’s also preferred by Farage.  There’s no other choice as regards winning the country.

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6 Responses to “Only Liam Fox can unite Conservatives and country, the top LEAVE candidate (Boris is backtracking)”

  1. peugeott says:

    The only thing this right wing arsehole will unite is this country with peace loving america. no thanks.

    • Tapestry says:

      an anti-fracker. unlike Boris and Leadsom the Cameron-supporting Johnnie cum latelies to euroscepticism, Fox has been anti-EU all through his political career. Right wing meaning what? He is not a neocon, but a traditionalist. He’d be the best choice by far.

    • Men Scryfa says:

      I hear what The Tap has to say. I do not know much about Fox tbf but I know he is well liked among the grass roots of aspects of the Conservatives and UKIPppers too. BJ is a no go, same old wine in a new bottle, Javid and the Crabb are just first timers trying their luck. So that leaves May. She played it well so far keeping her options open. She is fronting the Firm’s handling of the Big Issue with the Goddard Inquiry. She could hold off Boris if there is the support and vision to do that and it does not lead to another bite at the cherry with another referendum – doing that will only nail her coffin lid down.

      May versus Fox that would be an interesting contest. It would be nice to see somebody pushing BlowJob out of the way so then there is a proper contest. I suspect BJ is not as strong within the Parliamentary Party and that is his fatal weakness. The proof of that is his trying to meet May to bring her on board. She did a good move standing up that date. BJ will find running the UK is not like acting as Funny Town Clown Mayor, a non-position if ever there was

      May has a lot more gravitas, she has also handled one tricky matter and as a woman is above some attacks (BJ and his skeletons…). She is also in the hand.

      Is it time for another female leader?

      Is it time for Liam Fox or someone else like Davis to reappear from the shadows?

  2. Tapestry says:

    Davis isn’t running – so far. May is pro-REMAIN. She’d give UKIP a landslide at the next GE. Many Conservative MPs act same as turkeys and don’t vote for Christmas.

    • Men Scryfa says:

      Yep I get what you say about May and Remain but my thinking is it is done so she just has to swallow that as the people have spoken as it were. If it gives UKIP a landslide, is that a problem? How much worse can UKIP be? Davis has gone off the radar for yonks for what reason I cannot fathom, he was the original contender against Cameron. I like the fact that Fox is solid on his EU Out credentials and he is a dissident from the Cameron/Ozzy Brigade but otherwise is he really about to shake things up in the way needed?

      I ask genuinely as I do not know what he stands for on so many issues.

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