Dear old George starts with:
There was a time when conservatism meant what the word suggests. It was an attempt to keep things as they are: to arrest economic and social change, to defend the position of the dominant class.*
Well I've news for George, conservatism has never meant this, perhaps there were occasional Tories who felt this way but the Conservative Party - as Disraeli made clear in 1872 - was founded to to this:
"...elevate the condition of the people"
And, throughout its history that has been what the Party has tried to do - not always successfully but always with the intent of betterment. And George Monbiot, with his posh education and privileged upbringing (it so often seems that only the rich and privileged can afford the luxury of frothing left-wing lunacy), should really know better.
*The remainder of the piece is utter dribble filled with half-truths, idiocy and nonsense - for leaping from the Bullingdon Club to badger culls in one artocle Monbiot deserves a prize last awarded to Tony Benn for utterly incomprehensible leaps of illogic.