Sadly the conservative party in the UK is not worthy of the name. It is high tax, high spending, pro abortion, pro gay marriage, and has utterly failed to control the tide of immigration which is dragging the country down. If anyone complains about the levels of immigration, they are simply accused of being racist. They have done very little to cut back the welfare state and the national addiction to benefits and nothing to strengthen the institution of marriage or improve education.
I hope the Reps in the US are not tempted to go down this dismal route in order to compete with the Dems. A better way is to stick to what you genuinely know is right. With a few more years of obama the economy will be in such a mess that people will be ready