Penny Mordaunt will basically do anything for a job. She supported Liz Truss’s ideas to get in her cabinet when her own chances of becoming PM slipped away. Now she’s having another go but her ideas about what she would and wouldn’t do if she got the job remain extremely vague which basically amounts to having no idea at all. So all in all what we do know about Penny Mordaunt is that she is ambitious and that’s about it. She also changes her track to suit the moment and to best serve her own purpose and ambition. We also know nothing about what her policies are because it seems that they are basically made up on the hoof. Strikingly similar to Liz Tuss who just couldn’t fill in the details and hid from real scrutiny: Mordaunt would be equally disastrous as the Prime Minister. Surely by now she should recognise the error of such ways given the quick demise and shining example that Liz Truss gave as a way in which to not do things. However it seems not to be the case. Mordaunt remains vague and non-committal and as such unconvincing.
The Conservative Clown Show goes on and on and just keeps giving. The Conservatives have managed to turn both politics and economics into a standing joke. Forget ‘Live at the Apollo’ and just watch the news. Now we hear that their main Clown is to rejoin the Show. The bungling buffoon is coming back so the plot gets even more ridiculous. I have previously highlighted the lack of talent in the Conservative Party and this has been confirmed by recent events. They just can’t think of anyone except to be their leader except a failed Prime Minister. Poor Rishi Sunak who appears to the only one with an ounce of talent and credibility. Sunak was the main man behind Boris Johnson and whilst Johnson was donning the hard hats and pretending to be a working class person it was Sunak who steered the ship economically. Sunak was the sensible one whilst Boris was the Clown performing for the media. Johnson has little grasp on economics and even less grasp on the truth. Without Sunak Johnson was nothing but a buffoon. Johnson is incapable of the serious stuff. Johnson will not be capable of steering a course through the ‘Cost of Living Crisis’.
Johnson has not got things done: Brexit remains unfinished and ‘Levelling up’ was a lie to obtain power
Let’s think about what Boris Johnson has not finished. Brexit remains undone and as a result Northern Ireland has no functioning government because of questions that remain unfinished regarding the Northern Ireland protocol and the questions remaining about the transfer of goods without a hard border with the rest of Ireland. There had also been no evidence of ‘Levelling Up’. As I have said this was always just a slogan and attempt to derail real Socialist values. It was an attempt to steal traditional Labour Party votes and a blatant attempt to mislead by lying to voters with empty promises.
Prime Minister Liz Truss’s mistakes have cost approximately £30bn for which she is sorry: but is that good enough? Well no it’s frankly not. It is incompetence and when people are incompetent they must go. She looks beleaguered and bereft of any ideas. She has to go now.
Is saying sorry enough?
Liz Truss is incompetent and not up to the job. She is profoundly sorry that her personal mistakes and misjudgements have cost the UK economy approximately £30bn and mortgage payers individually additional hundreds of pounds extra each month. However she is not personally culpable alone. She was elected by the Conservative Party who believed in her fantasy economics and elected her to be their leader and consequently the country’s Prime Minister. So this also shows poor judgement by the whole Conservative Party who are also responsible for this fiasco. If this was really the best candidate that they could muster then they really are bereft of any kind of political talent at all. If Truss has to go then so to do the Tories need to go in the national interest.
If I had cost my employer £30bn do you really believe that I would still be in that job role? Of course not. Will sorry go far enough to cover a £30 bn loss to the economy and cover the increased personal costs to people’s mortgages? If so then sorry and forgiveness goes a long way indeed. Trusenomics is dead. Liz Truss showed poor judgement and now lacks any credibility as Prime Minister. It’s certainly no longer in the national interest to have this failed and incompetent individual as Prime Minister. She lacks credibility, authority and insight: she must go.
The Bank of England and Liz Truss’s government are at loggerheads. Both seem to be working against each other and seem to be opponents. Meanwhile despite this Liz Tuss’s government plays a risky game with people’s pensions and livelihoods. Liz Truss continues to put pensions at risk and puts homeowners in a vulnerable position with their mortgages. This is politics playing with people’s lives. Her actions only compound the ‘Cost of Living Crisis ‘ and make it worse for most people. This is the most irresponsible government that has been seen. This government and Liz Truss and Kwasi Kwarteng in particular continue to demonstrate lack of insight and incompetence. The Tories need to go now. The selection of a bunch of amateurs to steer the country demonstrates and reinforces what I have said previously, that the Tories lack any talent in their ranks and are bereft of real insights into ways in which to tackle the current issues of ‘Inflation’ and ‘The Cost of Living Crisis’.
Another example of the Russians murdering innocent citizens in the most cowardly fashion. Putin should be classed as a war criminal who needs to be hunted down. Russia is a disgrace to the planet. Russia have shown that their armies are poor when it comes to the battlefield so instead it targets civilians in the most cowardly manner. This is Putin and his general’s style. The time has come to arm the Ukraine with the means to attack Russia with longer range missiles to completely destroy Putin’s bridge and attack Rusdia itself.
Sir Kier Starmer sent a strong message to the UK Energy Providers with an underlying threat made at the Labour Party Conference yesterday. If Labour gets elected it will set up a new publicly owned Energy Provider that will be in direct competition with the current UK Energy Providers. However it will be run for the benefit of the public and not as a privatised enterprise. This was initially my idea that I provided to the Labour Party on 19th October 2017. See my post http://havemysay.me.uk/competition-is-the-way-forward-for-the-public-ownership-of-gas-and-electricity-in-britain
Let’s get an Energy Company that works for Britain: instead of outside interests
So this was originally my idea of setting up a Government owned Energy Company offering direct competition to the current suppliers with the aim of putting them out of business. So instead of raising public funds to re-nationalise we can actually put them out of business instead without having to pay any compensation to shareholders. Even though Sir Kier Starmer didn’t mention putting them out of business that is surely the ultimate aim. Clearing the way for Britain to at last and again be in total charge of it’s energy provision. Let’s finally rid ourselves of outside interests from other countries leaching on our energy markets. Let’s stop subsidising other countries and standing by while they benefit from our subsidiaries. Let’s get an energy market that works for Britain and Britain alone.
It could be though of as re-nationalisation by stealth and uses Thatcher’s own policies of market competition to re-nationalise and take Energy Provision back into Public Ownership. This was my idea and it has obviously been taken on by Sir Kier and the Labour Party.
Should the Energy Providers be worried: you bet they should
So should the UK’S Energy Providers should be worried: you bet they should. The public image of these companies are that they are greedy and exploitative and those that endorse them ( the Tories) are tarred with the same brush. It’s time to sweep them aside by taking all their customers by offering a better deal from a government owned Energy Provider working for the benefit of all UK citizens and putting profits back at the disposal of the UK Government. This is Thatcherism in reverse at long last so that the greedy UK Energy Providers get put out of business using the very policies of competition that brought them into being in the first place. At long last Sir Kier Starmer has the clear thinking to finally offer some new thinking to tackle the long entrenched, outdated and discredited policies of Thatcherism. With a little help from me of course.
Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng delivered a mini budget unfit to purpose by giving away a large slice of the government’s current income to rely heavily on borrowing instead. Cuts in government income and National Insurance is sure to have an impact on this government’s abilities to deliver on previous promises of improvements to the NHS and the seemingly forgotten pledge of ‘ levelling-up’. What’s also gone from the mandate of which this government was elected to do is the commitment to ‘Net Zero’ by scrapping or postponing the funding which was set aside to do this. So on almost all mandates from the 2019 Conservative Election Manifesto they have broken almost every Election Pledge. This goes to show that the Tories can’t be trusted to deliver.
Trickle Down Economics doesn’t work
Now Kwarteng is gambling with the economy. He has tried to convince us that he is a genius but instead he has shown that he has only a rudimentary grasp of economics. His most recent attempt shows that he can master smoke and mirrors. The majority of us in the UK will receive a mere 1 penny in the pound amounting to 2 bars of soap and a litre of milk over the course of a month and we are supposed to be grateful for that: whilst the rich benefit disproportionately. This is another attempt to install a failed economic theory first tried out by Margaret Thatcher. It didn’t work then and it won’t work now. It’s not a new idea it’s a rehash of Thatcherism. Trickle down economics doesn’t work. All it does is increase the divide between the rich and the poor and opens the door for the richest to exploit the poorest with unemployment and wage slashing.
To achieve this Kwarteng has sacrificed the government’s income and instead has reverted to borrowing to keep the County afloat. This equates to a situation of being afloat in the middle of the ocean in a boat full of holes which is sinking, whilst sending out a Mayday call to the Super Rich to come and rescue us. I doubt there will be much interest as the Rich will just remain at home counting their increased riches which this mini budget has so kindly laid at their doorstep.
During 12 years of Tory management they have finally managed to turn Britain into a Third World Country. This is Third World Britain. The Tories have turned Britain into a third world country: an all done on their watch. The Tories have turned Britain into a Country where: people could die of hypothermia in the coming winter months, where people cannot find rental accommodation, where students cannot find affordable rents or suitable digs, where people are unable to find homes to rent and cannot afford to mortgages to buy homes. Britain is a country where people can no longer get a dentist, see a doctor or get timely health care. More and more people are relying on food banks. People have to make choices between feeding their families and keeping pets. People are having to make tough choices about heating their homes or eating food. People are seeing their businesses going down. People are being laid off due to the uncertainty that businesses are becoming unprofitable due to overhead costs spiralling out of control. This is Third World Britain. Welcome to Third World Britain a spectacular Tory Party vision and accomplishment.
Liz Truss looks set to continue to protect and endorse the greedy Energy providers: further endorsing their huge profits.