Thursday, April 19, 2012

Che Montgomerie

As a young politics student, Montgomerie watched TV a lot and was radically transformed by the endemic poverty and alienation he witnessed. His experiences and observations during these years led him to conclude that the UK's inexorable economic decline was an intrinsic result of socialism, neo-Marxism and lower-stage communism, with the only remedy being Thatcherism. This belief prompted his involvement in a social action project called 'Renewing One Nation', which aimed to make the condition of the poor a priority for the Conservative Party. He started the Conservative Christian Fellowship, and later established the Centre for Social Justice. Later, while living in Salisbury, he founded the ConservativeHome website to give voice to the increasingly-dispossessed Conservative Party members. Montgomerie soon rose to prominence among the insurgents, and played a pivotal role in coordinating grassroots opposition during dictator Michael Howard's attempt to abolish the 'one member one vote' rule in the 2005. The victorious year-long guerrilla campaign helped to cement his fearless reputation.

Following increasing CCHQ centralisation, Montgomerie performed a number of key roles, including making demands for tax-cuts and reviewing policy proposals to ensure the propagation of 'Compassionate Conservatism'. During the revolutionary tribunals, he came to the defence of a number of leading Thatcherite figures, helping spearhead a successful nationwide campaign to make the Conservative Party hierarchy listen to its members. He traverses the globe as a diplomat on behalf of grassroots conservatism, which permits him to play a central role in training the militia forces who might one day repel the Tory 'Wets' and reclaim the Conservative Party for the mainstream. He repelled the Liberal-Democrat invasion, and brought nuclear-armed ballistic journalists to ConHome to agitate and articulate the revolutionary vision. Additionally, he is a prolific columnist, composing a suble narrative on guerrilla warfare for local Tory associations.

In 2011 Montgomerie was invited to leave ConHome to join David Cameron's 'ship' at No10. True to his revolutionary instincts, he declined, preferring to agitate on behalf of ordinary Party members and ordinary people of all political dispositions. He remains both a revered and reviled figure, polarised in the collective imagination in a multitude of newspaper articles and blogs. As a result of his perceived martyrdom, poetic invocations for class struggle, and desire to create the consciousness of a "New Tory" driven by moral rather than material incentives, he has evolved into a quintessential icon of the grassroots conservative movement. In 2010, the Guardian listed him as one of the most powerful people in the media, and in 2012 the Observer said: 'In the eyes of most MPs, Montgomerie... is now one of the most influential Tories outside the cabinet.'

His Grace is delighted to announce the production of the Che Montgomerie t-shirt, proudly displaying 'the most famous photograph in the world'.


Blogger jimbo78 said...

I've nothing against TM whatsoever, but after his recent show of support for gay marriage (wchi was a bit of a shock to those of us who do not know him personally) I was a little surprised to hear of TM's receipt of the ArchBishop's iconification!

19 April 2012 at 12:41  
Blogger Span Ows said...

Is he dead then?

19 April 2012 at 13:05  
Blogger E.xtra S.ensory Blofeld + Tiddles said...

Ernst trusts they will be available in a limited edition 'cowardly custard yellow'?

The natural colour of this coalition and it's non manifesto-ed policies being foisted upon us, as an election after thought.


19 April 2012 at 13:10  
Blogger Mr Integrity said...

Maybe he would rather he was dead so that he could pretend he was and Icon.

19 April 2012 at 13:11  
Blogger Archbishop Cranmer said...

One does not need to be dead to be an icon. Do keep up.

19 April 2012 at 13:17  
Blogger The Way of Fais Dodo the Dude said...

On homosexual marriage, in my opinion, this evangelical christian was unablt to distinguish his social institions from the word of God.

All of God's precepts are designed for the good of society, including heterosexual marriage in its fullness. Indeed, a healthy society rests on getting marriage right.

It will dent sales of this tee-shirt and he should reconsider!

19 April 2012 at 13:18  
Blogger Jocelyn Knockersbury said...

Interesting but what provoked this? Is it Mr Montgomerie's birthday or something?

19 April 2012 at 13:19  
Blogger The Way of Fais Dodo the Dude said...

I though iconoclasm was the order of the day with evangelicans!

19 April 2012 at 13:20  
Blogger The Way of Fais Dodo the Dude said...


19 April 2012 at 13:20  
Blogger Mr Integrity said...

Why do you think Evangelicals are iconoclastic? I would consider myself partly evangelical (although the traditional use of these terms have merged together). You seem evangelical in your statements of desiring to see souls saved.

Since you don't have to be dead to be an Icon according to His Grace, your Dodo Bird could become an Icon.

Personally, I think His Grace is a bit hard up and thought he could cash in on the sales of a few T shirts.

19 April 2012 at 15:33  
Blogger The Way of Fais Dodo the Dude said...

To be perfectly honest I get confused with all the Protestant labels. All Christians are called to be evangelical; not all label themselves as such.

So many differences of opinion; so many different schools. It would be so much easier all round if there was one true universal Christian Church - oops, I almost forgot, there is.

19 April 2012 at 16:49  
Blogger E.xtra S.ensory Blofeld + Tiddles said...

"I almost forgot, there is." said the villain, stroking his Jesuit tache and staring at the audience"

Oh No There Isn't ! said the audience, after following Buttons Blofeld's lead.


19 April 2012 at 17:42  
Blogger Office of Inspector General said...

Future PM material this Tim Montgomerie, don’t you think ? Another 10 years and he’ll be prime. Shame about his gay marriage support gaff. Still, if that’s the only thing we can hold against him, then well done that man ! As you were, and do carry on…

19 April 2012 at 18:45  
Blogger Mr Integrity said...

Dodo or Inspector, can you help?

If you get more than one admonition from His Grace, is it a case of 'three strike and out'.

19 April 2012 at 20:07  
Blogger Office of Inspector General said...

Not at all Integrity. This man would have been binned last year if so...

19 April 2012 at 20:45  
Blogger martin sewell said...

I am sure this will deeply offend the hard left who are keepers of the flame for the celebutards favourite murderer of political prisoners.

19 April 2012 at 21:34  
Blogger Office of Inspector General said...

Indeed Mr Sewell. The ‘bloodless’ Cuban revolution claimed in the area of 800 lives...

19 April 2012 at 21:42  
Blogger bluedog said...

So Tim Montgomerie lived in Salisbury? Within a grenade throw of the Traitor Heath? And he did nothing to avenge the surrender of British independence?

The man's a wimp. Perhaps the Inspector can be prevailed upon to provide a course of Basic Training.

19 April 2012 at 22:21  
Blogger Little Black Sambo said...

"All Christians are called to be evangelical; not all label themselves as such. . . It would be so much easier all round if there was one true universal Christian Church - oops, I almost forgot, there is."
The same applies to "Catholic", the term you like to monopolize.

19 April 2012 at 22:43  
Blogger Office of Inspector General said...

What ho ! Bluedog. Every British politician must swear an oath to God, Queen and country. If they can’t, and many will plead this, out the window they go. Don’t despair, no shortage of representative politicians out there to take their place, if the truth be known. Be rather refreshing when the Quislings are no longer with us, don't you think ?

19 April 2012 at 22:44  
Blogger The Way of Fais Dodo the Dude said...

Mr Integrity
You've never really been admonished. Our host is long suffering and prepared to tolerate most things. Besides, he will give you fair warning should you be sailing close to wind.

19 April 2012 at 23:08  
Blogger Mr Integrity said...

I'm taking a stall at Petticoat lane if any one wants some knock off Che Cranmer T shirts.

19 April 2012 at 23:35  
Blogger Mr Integrity said...

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19 April 2012 at 23:35  
Blogger anna anglican said...

I might buy a Che Monty T-Shirt Your Grace.

How much are they and how can we get them?

19 April 2012 at 23:55  
Blogger The Way of Fais Dodo the Dude said...


Hello - hope you're keeping well. Any gossip on the clan Kavanagh you can share?

Re: the T-Shirt, Integrity is offering 'knock-offs'. Can't think why you might want one, though. Now Demi More I could understand.

20 April 2012 at 00:23  
Blogger Gnostic said...

Tim Montgomerie is a grassroots conservative? In which distant reality would that be then?

20 April 2012 at 17:04  
Blogger Autonomous Mind said...

I have long respected the opinions and writings of His Grace. However this puff piece for Tim Montgomerie, who has characterised his 'independence' and 'euroscepticism' by repeatedly rallying around Team Cameron, undoes all the good work that went before.

Tim is either unwittingly being manipulated by the party machine, or is deliberately exhibiting the worst kind of unprincipled party tribalism that contradicts his self proclaimed position.

He's a nice enough guy. But at the end of the day he is just another 'party before principle' celebrity.

20 April 2012 at 23:32  
Blogger anna anglican said...


After the little delightful exchange you and Inspector have had at mine and others expense on the thread below, you are the last person I am going to share any information with!

21 April 2012 at 21:54  
Blogger Office of Inspector General said...

Anna. Sweetheart, you come in waving the rainbow flag and announce to the world that you are ‘as queer as they come’. Twas only a little jolly from the inspector. He appreciates you are one of natures duds, as in not happy to reproduce, but a sense of humour failure as well ?

21 April 2012 at 23:18  
Blogger len said...

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22 April 2012 at 07:58  
Blogger Dodo the Dude said...


I agree with the Inspector, lighten up a little. You gals want to dish it out but call "foul" when its given back.

Besides, I don't recollect saying anything offensive to or about any one.

22 April 2012 at 20:57  
Blogger Dodo the Dude said...


I say, you are being a tad harsh on Anna calling her "one of natures duds in not happy to reproduce."

As I understand it, the lass is not physically attracted to men and has chosen to be celibate rather than engage in lesbian acts.

There have been many saints, priests and nuns down the centuries who have taken vows of chastity - for the sake of the Kingom. One wouldn't refer to them as duds! The Church teaches that Jesus Himself led a celibate life and Our Blessed Lady, (scripture doesn't confirm this but it is part of tradition). There are also many who have not found the right marital partner and some who are naturally unable to have children.

22 April 2012 at 21:53  
Blogger Office of Inspector General said...

Dodo, not sure why both Anna and Cressida turned on the Inspector. He didn’t go out to upset them, but turn on him they did. Suspects merely being Roman Catholic was enough. What you sow you reap, don’t you think...

23 April 2012 at 19:19  
Blogger Dodo the Dude said...


They misunderstand you, old chap. We do offend but heck, that's what's makes it fun. Can you imagine if it were all len and Ernsty.

Unfortunately, at times we cross certain lines and they are entitled to challenge this. Others then jump on the band wagon. We can ignore their comments if we choose or take them into account. On this occassion I think you were unkind to Anna who, lets be frank, has a cross to bear. As forcressida de nova, who can tell what she's up to?

So pecker up and keep the jokes coming!

24 April 2012 at 00:05  
Blogger Office of Inspector General said...

Absolutely, old bird.

24 April 2012 at 18:04  
Blogger Dodo the Dude said...

Er, wolf, if you please, Inspector. Do remember, I'm in disguise. Don't want people knowing I'm really a Dodo in wolves clothing!

24 April 2012 at 20:52  
Blogger len said...

A deranged Inspector and a bird that thinks he is a wolf !.

Stand clear Ladies no telling what they will do next!.

Dodo... you are barking or should that be howling!.

24 April 2012 at 21:33  
Blogger Dodo the Dude said...

len, what makes you think the ladies are listening to you?

24 April 2012 at 22:03  

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