HOW I REALISED I AM CONSERVATIVE AND WHY YOU SHOULD BE TOO
How I Realised I Am Conservative And Why You Should Be Too
Why I am Conservative? Some might say that because I Tahir Ashraf, come from a mill town which served or rather, contributed to build Britain’s cotton and weaving industry, I cannot be a Conservative. Particularly because I come from a family where Labour was the party of choice, because Labour were seen to be the ‘working-man’s party’. Specifically, those who were in labour jobs. Of course, my parents’ generation up until the mid to late 1990s had identified as Labour voters. Just like I realised that I share core Conservative values, they too, like me, realised that they actually share far more Conservative values.
I Am Conservative | My Conservative Values
I hold dearly the principle that the American President Ronald Reagan articulated. That is that, “ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country”.
The excesses of the past have caused people to deem themselves to be better-off by choosing not to work for the sake of an extra £20 or £50. However, my views are that we as individuals in society should do more to better ourselves. It is imperative that for betterment, we do what we can to reach our potential. Only then can we help to improve and better the lives of those with whom we come into contact. More importantly that we, as individuals should together, better our localities, towns, cities and country. Only then can be truly good role models, for our children.
I am Conservative Because I Encourage Enterprise
I am a great believer in encouraging enterprise. To my mind businesses should have the opportunity to flourish with minimalistic red-tape. That is because enterprise encourages employment which in turn leads to contribution through economic growth and creating jobs.
I am Conservative | One Nation
People, I believe should progress on the basis of merit and not on the sole basis of where one has come from or indeed the number of years one has been involved within a party. I hold dear the idea that Britain should continue to build an ‘economy that fairly enables all to thrive, rewarding hard work and responsibility’.
These are just some of the reasons as to why I am a conservative. If you share these values, perhaps the Conservative party is the right one for you.