Priti Patel has said that the only way to fight the rising levels of the Corbyn socialism is to channel Margaret Thatcher.
The former international development secretary has compared our current era to the 1970s when Mrs Thatcher came to power; where we were in danger of being gripped by socialism.
Patel has urged the current government and Prime Minister to channel the way Mrs Thatcher was able to successful fight off the threat from the left:
“I know that they want our country to be successful but I do think they need to listen to some ideas, spend some time with activists and absorb a whole tranche of ideas, look differently.”
There is a sense, Patel argued, that after 8 years in office, the Conservative Party has become a little stale in its search for ideas:
“We have to look through everything from a Conservative lens and I would encourage my colleagues to do much more of that, because they are not doing that and they have got to realise that they are not doing it as well.”
Speaking at a side event at the Conservative Party Conference, Ms Patel urged her colleagues to move forward with confidence and conviction saying that there is a sense of negativity that is plaguing the direction of the party.
Being bold and confident on Brexit in particular, the former secretary of state argued, will deliver the Tory Government out of its current state of mind:
“We’ve got to walk the talk and one of the policies is to actually deliver Brexit.”
Patel, who was an avid Brexiteer, has openly criticised the Government’s Chequers proposal, as a half-in-half-out path that betrays the vote to leave the European Union.
Perhaps the Government should heed the advice of Ms Patel; with a strong path on Brexit, then they will be able to lead the British people to a more prosperous future.