posted on Nov, 27 2012 @ 08:40 AM
Originally posted by happinness
Merriman thank you for your reply. I agree with your referal to Gordon Brown.
Poor sod got lambasted for being a bully and arogant, but I wouldn't have wanted his job!
I can't believe there are so many idiots in politics today. The tories are still blaming Gordon Brown and Labour for everything!
My biggest problem with the Tories blaming Gordon Brown is that it's insulting to the rest of us, particularly those of us with memories. The Tories
actually promoted themselves as willing to match New Labour's spending plans until 2009. Any accusations of profligacy are hypocritical, as is the
idea that they didn't know what New Labour were actually doing until they got in office ('there's no money left). The Treasury Select Committee is
a cross-party unit (includes Labour, Tories, LibDems and even Independents) that scrutinises what goes on in the Treasury. Tories were part of the
Treasury Select Committee throughout New Labour's time in office.
There are probably as many idiots in the Labour party. There is certainly greed, but I guess that is human nature.
Unfortunately, there was a massive shift to the right with New Labour, it was a left wing party only in name: PFI, part-privatisation of hospitals,
schools, prisons, introduction of ATOS &c as well as the 'light-touch' regulation of the banks and so on. Even much of their immigration policy was
based on the same thinking as the Tories: good for business, but # the working class.
I'd suggest that much of New Labour's idiocy and the idiots in the party was related to their drift to the right.
Then again the general public should wake up.
They are not asleep: they're hypnotised. A right wing press - which accounts for the bulk of the media in this country - has basically told them that
'day is night' and got them looking in the wrong direction, distracted by fake news about celebrities and suggesting costume changes in X-Factor
are more important than what's happening within the economy. Unless it's a story about benefit scroungers, of course, which will guarantee column
Why doesn't the chancellor give one of our own maths, economic wizz kids that have just got their
Degree a chance? Before they get corrupted by the smell of money and success. Then go on to run our banks for profit and greed.
They were corrupted by the smell of money and success before the job, that's why they want the job. Many people on the Tory right believe it's their
destiny to do the jobs they do, a birth-right. It's the only way to explain how some get the positions they do, particularly when the chancellor has
no economic background at a time when half of our MPs seem to have a PPE degree (a combined Philosophy, Politics and Economics degree).
Why don't the goverment think out of the box. Maybe its just me. The eternal optomiist, who needs glasses lol
Good luck to this Canadian guy, he must think it highly amusing!
To think outside of the box would suggest that they believe there needs to be an outside of the box in the first place. Most of these people think the
inside of the box is pretty nice as it is. They're raking it in at the moment. No need for change! Not a big story (strangely) but this is the week
when our Chancellor pocketed 400,000 quid on the sale of his constituency house which was propped-up by tax-payers money.