I think its a bit rich to say the least for Daniel Hannan to talk about the government not doing whats best for the people, or how us Brits are worse
off under Labour, considering the fact that he stands for the Conservative party. Good old Maggy Thatcher (Conservative PM)destroyed communities all
over the UK back in the 80's and they still suffer to this day, she deindustrialized the country, sold off loads of government owned companies at a
stupidly low price that we depend on as people, and helped to create a big divide between the rich and poor.
Half the reason the people in this country don't bother to stand up against the government anymore is thanks to how the Conservatives broke our
spirits and ground down our unions. Remember the days when we actually tried to stand up against the government pushing us about?
We now no longer have a coal mining industry, those mining towns had their one source of income shut down, the mines built over to prevent them ever
being reopened, and we now import all our coal from abroad to fire up our coal powered plants.
How about we talk about the housing problems in this country, we used to have good council houses that could be rented to people who truly needed
them, it ensured that some of the poorer working class in this country would have somewhere to live and they wouldn't get ripped off by land lords.
We now have stupidly long waiting lists for any council house, and the only ones that remain are generally in run down estates. We now have rich snobs
renting out flats and houses for high prices getting richer off the poor, because nobody can afford to buy houses thanks to the recession. Hmm I
wonder what went wrong?...
And I quote from Wikipedia - en.wikipedia.org...
'Council housing declined sharply in the Thatcher era, as the Conservative government encouraged aspiration toward home ownership under the Right
to buy scheme.
Laws restricted councils' investment in housing, preventing them subsidizing it from local taxes, but more importantly, council tenants were given
the "right to buy" in the 1980s Housing Act offering a discount price on their council house. The Right to Buy Scheme allowed tenants to buy their
home with a discount of up to 60% of the market price for houses and 70% for flats, depending on the time they had lived there. Councils were
prevented from reinvesting the proceeds of these sales in new housing, and the total available stock, particularly of more desirable homes,
We the people used to own our energy companies, public transport, and the water company. Not anymore, thanks to the Conservative party, they were all
sold off to their rich friends at low prices. Now we see all these companies making hundreds of millions of pounds a year in profit, and all the
people rich enough to afford shares in these companies get nice big dividends as a result. Don't like it? well you can freeze to death in winter,
wash in the dirt, and start a new healthy raw food diet. Its interesting to note how the French government bought up a big chunk of our electricity
board, its funny how they can generate profit from us, but we're not allowed to? Oh yes, we're paying sky high prices for all of our electricity and
gas now, and its creating above average inflation.
Gordon Brown is nothing short of an idiot, I won't be voting for Labour in the next general election. However I don't blame Labour as much as I
blame the Conservative party for throwing this country to the wolves, and we are paying the price for those selfish actions made back in the 80's
still to this day. A recession like we experienced is unavoidable, but other European countries who protected their own economies and businesses
properly are not suffering as much as we are now.