Putting my slightly absurd ruminations aside, the coming of the Tea Party Movement to Britain is significant. Dan Hannan will address the meeting, and he writes:
‘If you happen to be coming to the Conservative Spring Conference, do please pop in: the Tea Party is five minutes’ walk from the conference venue. It is, however, outside the security zone, and anyone is welcome to come. Oh, and this being England, we’ll be serving actual, you know, tea.’
Convened by those disaffected with Cameron and Osborne’s economic policy, which remains wedded to Labour’s, the Tea Party isn’t yet so much as a storm in a tea cup. But Britain is about to embark upon an era of higher taxation, with or without a Conservative government. Combined with those inclined to vote UKIP and the increasingly marginalised right of the Tory parliamentary party, the fledgling Tea Party is a potential problem for Cameron.