Tuesday, 13 April 2010

David Cameron, me and Battersea Power Station

I'm not sure about the wisdom of saying what I'm about to say, but I'm suspecting David Cameron and I have something in common! No, we didn't both attend Eton, but I suspect some of his advisers have been reading similar books - even if he hasn't. Neither have I become a 'Conservative'. However, following the Conservative manifesto launch, I'm wondering whether I'm more positive towards the Conservatives at present, not because of my age, nor my disillusion with the Parliamentary Labour Party, but because of how he thinks we can get out of the mess we're in. Basically, it seems to me, he's putting his money on a people movement as opposed to a centralised system. Of course, this is avoiding the whole question of what he believes in, but then aren't we being told people under a certain age are less concerned with truth and more bothered about practice?
One thing the Church will need to follow up on asap, if the Conservatives get elected, will be the apparent myriad of opportunities we could have to engage in serious social engagement within our communities.

1 comment:

Porrohman said...

"A people movement" to me that, at a base level means taking responsibility for your own actions. If you take it up a step, a group of people who seek to make a change. As you say Nigel, this could open up a lot of opportunities for churches to in and with thier communities to be the change that's needed.
Churches involved in politics what ever next!! Churches working for social change, to make thier communities, this country, our world a better place, is politics in action, with a major differnce,
"Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven".

Wayne (Hope Baptist Church Highbridge)