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The Tories Are Not The AnswerPosted on: February 8th 2021
By: UK Liberty Party, Kevin Bruns
It is no secret that political opinions amongst millennials and gen z (zoomers) lean predominantly left and their opinions of the Conservative Party are particularly unfavourable. Much of the bitter hatred for tories amongst millennials and zoomers resonates only as point scoring rhetoric that is repeated without much understanding as to why one would truly dislike tories. Many people just know that being a tory is bad and hating tories is good and thus opt with the latter.
The more conscious amongst these demographics will suggest that the tories do not represent millennials and zoomers on the issues that are most important to them. Issues such as climate change, the NHS, the housing crisis, and the economy are some examples that millennials and zoomers consider to be neglected by the tories. From this stems an irredeemable hatred for tories amongst millennials and zoomers whereby they are firmly of the opinion that the tories are not spending or helping enough.
I also fall into the millennial demographic and share a similar disdain for the Conservative Party. However, where millennials and zoomers think the tories are not doing enough, I think they are doing too much. The tories are far too involved in the lives of individuals, the economy and spending money that does not belong to them. This is highly immoral as it necessitates force against individuals and is highly impractical because government cannot allocate resources as efficiently. Millennials and zoomers must realise that to achieve their ideals, in a manner which is moral and efficient, they must stand for less government involvement, not more.
Climate change is of highest importance to millennials and zoomers, more so than any other demographic. They believe it is pertinent to have a government that will address the climate catastrophe full on and of course, none of them believe the tories are the party for the job. However, the tories are launching a ‘Green Industrial Revolution’ backed by £12 billion in public finances and is estimated to attract three times as much from the private sector to spur a ‘green recovery’ post covid and launch the UK to net zero by 2050.
The Green Industrial Revolution is underpinned by ten main points including a ban on combustion vehicle sales by 2030, a quadrupling of offshore wind power by 2030, 30,000 hectares of trees to be planted each year, promotion of public transport and a commitment to becoming a world-leader in emission capturing technology. Further, the revolution is claimed to create 250 thousand new jobs and maintain existing green jobs. This is the largest ever green stimulus by a UK government, and ticks many of the millennial and zoomer boxes.
However, the Green Industrial Revolution should be abandoned. Firstly, on account of its immorality and secondly on its impracticality. The Green Industrial Revolution sacrifices individuals to the collective end of net zero by 2050. Tories are sanctioning the idea that the government can use its might to redirect resources to the end of net zero, regardless of how unattainable this goal is, or at what cost it comes to the individual. Individuals are forced to make sacrifices they otherwise would not, such as paying additionally for an electric vehicle that is more expensive and less efficient than their combustion vehicle, losing part of their income to pay for 30,000 hectares of trees when they would find this money better spent on their own necessities or financing 250 thousand new green jobs whilst their own job is wiped out because it is not in line with the net zero objective. Millennials and zoomers should be aware that by forcing green agendas, the individual’s framework of choice is reduced from serving their own prosperity to serving the undefined notion of the collective. Bit by bit, the individual’s ability to choose and act as a sovereign being is diminished to the unattainable, delusional end of net zero by 2050.
This immoral use of force also breeds inefficiency when it comes to resource allocation. The government is exempt from profit and loss, so when they force resources from the private sector, they allocate them to less productive and profitable ends. So, when the tories say green projects will create x amount of revenue and x number of jobs, they do not distinguish between the seen and the unseen. For the government to create x number of jobs or x amount of revenue, they must first take the resources from the private sector where they would have been allocated more efficiently. This creates costs that are not seen, leading to a net loss of value, productivity, and prosperity, not gain. Thus, for the purpose of moral grandstanding and appealing to climate alarmists, the tories are willing to sacrifice the quality of human life in the UK to a green agenda that will be of net harm to individuals. Millennials and zoomers should instead embrace the free market which efficiently allocates resources to climate concerns whilst avoiding the use of force and sacrifice of quality of life. The 90% decline in climate deaths worldwide over the past 100 years
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