posted on Nov, 4 2012 @ 06:12 AM
Originally posted by colin42
reply to post by Merriman Weir
Yep. They first convince us that what they intend to cut is good for us like giving up your rights to pensions and redundancy to allow you to
buy shares in your company.
So if your company fails you not only walk away with nothing you loose all your saving as well or the rule saying kids must wear protective gloves and
goggles when playing conkers still repeated as fact when it is not.
This is similar to the bollocks about benefit traps. Remove benefits and people will, somehow, be made free to become productive, worthwhile members
of British society. What traps people on benefits is an uncontrolled housing market (with extortionate rents) and a job market that's skewed by
immigration, merry-go-round educational policies that don't reflect much-needed skills, and a minimum wage that doesn't match living costs and
therefore creates a situation where people in full time work need
The real conspiracy is how they get what look like sensible people to agree and in fact fight to have their rights removed.
That part is relatively easy when the media in the UK is ostensibly controlled by right wing idealogues. There's very little (national) left wing
media outlets. The Guardian have been apologists for the LibDems for the last few years (and as the party is steered by Orange Bookers, it's
basically a Tory-lite party now) and the Independent went on record a few years ago and said if their editorials followed any kind of policies they
were Green (as in the whole Green party platform, rather than green environmental issues). The Mirror supports (New) Labour and that's about it.
We here a lot about the left wing bias about the BBC but that's laughable whinging from Tories that want all national institutions destroyed and
replaced by the voice of the free markets. BBC is perhaps left wing in a woolly sense (gay rights, civil liberties) but it's all very middle-class
looking down on the proles. From an economic perspective, it's fairly right wing: the political and economic editors tend to be very pro-Tory even
under Labour governments, which probably undermines the idea of the BBC reflecting current governments.
Control the news flow and any kind of media narrative and you can tell as many lies as you like and the Coalition is telling some whoppers.
The tories attack the EU human rights not because it is wrong in a few cases but because it gives us, the ordinary people rights the tories
want to deny us. Yet we see a clamour of the very people it protects despising the rights the EU give them.
It's interesting that the Tories are always very, very clear about what's wrong with the EU and can point out spurious examples but are equally
very, very ambiguous as to what they'd replace it with, if anything. Talk about British charters and British constitutions tend to be very thin.