The immediate priority of the Conservative government will be to negotiate a trade deal with the EU, and to complete all the remaining withdrawal arrangements by the end of 2020 that will deliver the final removal of EU control over British affairs. There will also need to be measures taken to ensure that any economic turbulence caused by Brexit is kept to a minimum.
Despite the scale of the victory support for the Tories is still fairly shallow, particularly in the traditional Labour constituencies which they have just captured. By the time of the next election the factors which helped them this time will no longer be relevant. Brexit will not be an issue, Corbyn will no longer be Labour leader and the Brexit Party will probably have faded away. It also appears that some of the individual Labour manifesto policies were quite popular.
We can be sure that there is likely to be more subversion from the leftist rent-a-mob rabble that have been protesting in Whitehall, as well as increased resort to the courts by generously funded anti-Tory opponents seeking to thwart and overturn government decisions. So the Conservatives will need to bolster their public support by addressing the under funding of public services, improve the effectiveness of the NHS, deliver on their promise of significant increases in nurses and police numbers, and end the era of austerity.
They should also start to address some of the longer term problems which have become endemic in British society. The difficulties in achieving home ownership have alienated whole swathes of young people, so more house building will need to be delivered. Uncontrolled immigration, in particular the chain migration of Muslims through arranged marriages, is destroying the nation’s cohesion and cultural identity, as well as putting pressure on public services and housing. Conservative policies on this issue are currently totally inadequate for dealing with the scale of the problem.
Slavish support for identity politics, political correctness, and unachievable equality of outcome targets should be ended, by repealing all equalities legislation other than for physical disabilities. Additionally, all so called ‘hate crimes’ need to be repealed to ensure freedom of speech is preserved. The divisive and alienating policy of multiculturalism should be more vigorously repudiated. The Climate Change Act is another meddling piece of legislation than needs to be repealed, and the impossible and unnecessary climate CO2 emission targets abolished, together with the termination of the futile and expensive carbon trading racket.
The madness of transgender activism has to be faced down, and legal recognition of same sex relationships ended, to be replaced by measures to encourage the stability of those marriages in which parents are responsible for the upbringing of children under school leaving age. HS2 should be scrapped and the savings used to improve the current rail network, reopen some closed lines and invest in an improved north of England east-west rail link.
A more rigorous education for brighter pupils is needed which can only be delivered by the reintroduction of grammar schools. University admissions should be halved allowing those who would most benefit from higher education to be fully funded as they are in Scotland. Pupils not intellectually equipped for university life should receive well funded support both for vocational education and for improvements to their numeracy and literacy.
In short, if the Conservatives are to retain the confidence of the British public, they should start to promote genuine conservative policies and stop pandering to their politically correct opponents who can never be appeased.