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If Tories were honest…

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13/02/2014 at 9:17 AM

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Why do the Tories keep emailing me?

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“Michael Gove; asked me for a tenner.”

On March 2nd I wrote to a Mr. Brady, leader of the 1922 Committee of the Tory party.

This is what I wrote:

“Dear Mr. Brady,

It is my belief that David Cameron, and his cabinet cohorts are not only destroying the Conservative Party’s chances of re-election anytime in the foreseeable future, he is taking the country to hell with him.

From information I have received, it appears that a leadership contest can be triggered by 46 letters sent to you as leader of the 1922 Committee.

Consider this to be one of those letters.

Regards”

So, I have been receiving regular emails from Tory politicians, presumably prompted by this communication and mainly ignoring them, but not unsubscribing in case something err, interest, shall we say- came along.

That day has arrived and Michael Gove is the latest Tory to assume I am a True Blue. This is his communication:

“Paul

Tony Blair once argued that the Labour Party should not be the political arm of the trade union movement.

But under Ed Miliband, who owes his position as party leader to the unions and relies on their money for 77% of his party’s donations, Labour are sinking back into their same old position of living in the unions’ shadow.

Radical left-wing union leaders now believe the Labour Party can be theirs again – and they are taking it back seat by seat, policy by policy, all before Ed Miliband’s impotent gaze.

Union leaders are openly fixing selections for candidates who will back left-wing policies and reverse our vital work to cut the deficit and fix the welfare system so that it rewards hard work.

We can’t let them do that to Britain – so please donate £10 today to help us win the next election.

Ed Miliband has failed to act – and has no plans to act – to prevent the open and blatant takeover of his own party by the union bosses who anointed him leader.

Britain cannot afford – as we had in the Seventies – the same old Labour Party with a weak leader buffeted by union pressure to adopt policies only they want and asking hardworking people to pick up the bill.

Govesig

Michael Gove”

This is my response:

“First, I believe that the Labour Party should be the political arm of the Trade unions.

Second, the Tory party is funded by the enemy of the proletariat, big business, so why shouldn’t Labour be funded by the unions in defence of the working class?

Third, I don’t believe there are any really radical left wing union leaders, or they’d have had the guts to call a general strike by now, and damn the anti-trade union legislation.

Fourth, your so-called vital work is not rewarding hard work; it is penalising the most vulnerable, holding down wages and using the savings to fund tax cuts for those that should be paying more.

Finally, if the Labour Party returned to their roots and the policies of the 1970s to redistribute the wealth created by the blood, sweat and tears of the working class, they could rely on my vote.

I know you won’t like what I’ve said, but I am not the only one saying it and our numbers are growing.

Regards

Paul Higgins.”

Can’t be any clearer than that; I wonder if they’ll write again?

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28/08/2013 at 7:55 AM

SETTING THE SCENE FOR MASSIVE CUTS

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William Hague is accusing the New Labour government of deliberately failing in its economic strategy so that an incoming Tory government will be handed a ‘poisoned chalice’ of massive debt. Now to be fair, he does say ‘an incoming government’. But we all know what he means.

I think that from my other posts you will see I am no lover of New Labour. But this claim is ridiculous in the extreme. First, this presupposes the Conservatives will win. Yes, I know it is looking likely. But surely the basis of this pronouncement is that the Tories intend whatever the condition of British finances to introduce massive public spending cuts to fund massive tax breaks for their wealthy pals. And this sets the scene, putting the public’s mind in ‘service cutting’ mode.

And he forgets that New Labour might actually win. Would they want to return to power to face their own ‘poisoned chalice’? It smacks of playground name-calling, hoping that if enough muck is thrown, some of it will stick.

I suggest you ignore the tactics of the gutter and take a close look at policies, not just of the big two or even the big three. But see who is saying what you believe. Forget a tactical vote to keep New Labour or the Tories out. Vote with your conscience and maybe we will see a surprise result. Maybe more people are thinking like you than you give credit.

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22/02/2010 at 10:08 PM

PEOPLE’S BANK BONUS. (DON’T FORGET TO TELL SID!)

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The Tories have come up with a plan to pay back the public for the investment in failing banks. The idea is to sell shares at discount prices to the public, with extra discounts for those on low-incomes and the young.

How will this help? With shares at hundreds or even thousands of pounds what kind of discount will they offer? If it is a large discount, selling shares at a few pounds then the banks will be disadvantaged and we will find a similar situation that the public investment was designed to ease. If it is a small discount, once again it will not be the less well off, but the Tories rich mates that will benefit.

Even if we ignore this and the obvious publicity stunt this is to catch a few votes, and accept it is a good thing and will help, we will see the shares bought up at slightly inflated prices that the small shareholders will see as attractive and a quick profit by the biggest and richest players and we shall be back to square one with the banks owned and run by a few rich individuals who care only about quick profit, whatever the cost.

Mainly, however we should look at the shares fiasco of the 1980’s. It is obvious that the Tory Party has not learned anything, that it has not changed and is dogmatically following the tenets of Thatcherite monetarism. If that’s what you want, vote for them. I want something different. Something none of the three major parties are offering. A return to the manufacturing base that made Britain great and paid high wages to ordinary people. A return to a system that put people before profits, not the utopian ideal that the benefits of capitalism and profit will inevitably trickle down to the less fortunate.

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21/02/2010 at 1:10 PM

Human Rights Act v British Bill of Rights

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8319703.stm

Keir Starmer, Director of Public Prosecutions says the Human Rights Act (HRA) works. He says it is not biased in favour of the criminal.

Shadow justice secretary Dominic Grieve’s plans to abolish the HRA and replace it with the British Bill of Rights (BBR).

Well, firstly Mr. Starmer should know that any law that is perceived by the public to be biased or otherwise not in the public interest is by definition an unfair law. It doesn’t matter if the law is fair in practice. The perception of bias is enough to warrant a re-assessment of the law.

Repealing and introducing a new, fairer law that gives and is perceived to give a balance in favour of the victim rather than the criminal is the right thing to do. I personally, and suspect most ordinary people aren’t greatly interested if a criminal’s rights are infringed. Criminals should not expect the same protection under the law, save that they receive a fair trial.

I am more than a little worried, however that the idea is a Tory one. It does make me wonder just what are they up to? It would be fairly easy to introduce draconian legislation we all agree with concerning criminals but that also criminalises the innocent.

Like the saying goes, be careful what you wish for. You might just get it!

 

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25/10/2009 at 1:32 PM

Gordon Brown – Dishonest or Misguided?

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Gordon Brown may be honest about his spending plans, but is he right? He says “making big efficiency savings in government and selling state-owned assets” could meet targets for cutting debt and still improve frontline services.

Well, how does selling services (state-owned assets) improve them? The mythical efficiency the Tories told us about throughout the 1980’s? Just look at the private water companies.

If a private company can run these services efficiently, pay shareholder dividends and make a profit, why can’t government run them and use the dividend payments and the profits to reduce costs to the consumer or further increase efficiency?

We need to turn away from the privatisation and the myths associated with it and re-nationalise the utilities, major manufacturing and stop the ingress of privatisation through ‘partnerships’.

And we need to do it now.

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02/07/2009 at 7:41 AM

More Power for the Bank of England?

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George Osborne, Shadow Chancellor and MP for Tatton suggests that a Tory administration would give more powers to the Bank of England to oversee financial institutions. Mr. Osborne says “The tripartite system between the chancellor, the Bank of England and the FSA has simply failed.”

That may be so, but giving more control to the Bank of England will in my view create more problems. The Bank of England is a financial institute and quite rightly is wholly or at least mainly concerned with financial affairs. (Quite advantageous to rich Tories, I suggest.)

Better the Bank of England should be given control over financial considerations, but where these financial considerations have an impact on the social structure and the poorer members of society who have no means of controlling the decisions that impact on them, a body of politicians (multi party), charitable institutions, sociologists and independent thinkers should be a party to those decisions with a power of veto if the majority disagree with the Bank of England.

Each member of this committee should show they have no personal interests in the policy and decisions of the Bank of England over and above those of the ordinary citizen. To declare an interest should not be enough.

I consider that this committee should consist of volunteers who will not benefit from being a committee member. No wages, no expenses, merely a commitment to fair play and policies to benefit the people, not the rich people.

To prevent the super rich commandeering the committee, being the only ones who can afford to do it for free a reasonable allowance could be allowable for those that can show genuine hardship.

And how about a sub-committee of us plebeians, elected to the job by local people to whom the committee report and take a remit?

This is my suggestion for a fair system of financial and economic decision making. The mechanics of how it might work must be decided by those more able than I in such matters.

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28/06/2009 at 11:16 AM

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