‘A Changed Labour Party’ as Kier Starmer likes to call it, pursueing electoral credibility but at what cost to policies? Sir Kier Starmer keeps dropping in phrases about the Labour Party’s electoral credibility but what is unclear about his focus on this issue is the cost to the Labour Party’s policies and ambitions.
The last time we saw ‘A changed Labour Party’ was that of Tony Blair: and what a disaster that was
The last time we saw ‘A Changed Labour Party’ was that of Tony Blair’s ‘New Labour’: and what a disaster that was. So is Starmer wanting to take Labour back to the uninspiring and instantly forgettable Tony Blair years? Well on the face of it it would appear to be so. So even though the Tories are gifting the next General Election to Labour, nervous Starmer still seems intent on watering the Labour Party policies down to worthlessness.
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Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has outlined his intentions to pick your pockets to accomplish his 5 objectives which include tackling Inflation. Sunak and the Bank of England are intent upon driving us into a recession to deal with Inflation. How ridiculous is this policy? Well it amounts to crashing the bus to make it stop even though the bus has working breaks. It’s like crashing an aeroplane in order to land. This is the ridiculous strategy being pursued by this Tory government and Andrew Bailey the so called governor of the Bank of England.
Surely creating a recession is not the only strategy available to tackle Inflation. This is economics made stupid. Surely a set of qualified economics advisors and experts could devise a better plan. Or is it just that economics has been taught incorrectly for years in schools and universities and this has resulted in a set of so called experts that are unable to apply true creative thought free from the shackles of dogma. Why not look for what has caused this Inflation. Ignore Putin, he is not the root cause: it’s the energy and utilities market that has driven this Cost of Living Crisis. This is what needs to be done to tackle Inflation. Rishi Sunak and these Tories simply don’t get it or they are basically still supportive of the Thatcherite privatisations that have marred Britain since their inception. Britain needs to rid itself once and for all from the legacy of Thatcherism. As I mentioned in my articles dealing with this issue. The biggest obstruction that stops Britain moving forward is the awful legacy of these Thatcherite policies that continue to hold Britain back. We need a government with the courage to actually deal with these real issues. The Tories won’t do it. Blair didn’t do it either and even perhaps Kier Starmer’s Labour vision ( when we actually know what it is ) probably won’t tackle these issues either. In the meantime, as we head towards the next recession, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak will be picking your pocket in an attempt to meet the demands of his 5 point plan for Britain. You will be the ones paying for this with interest rate rises and possibly job losses.
Jeremy Hunt’s Budget 2022 serves only the Tories election needs and does very little to address the needs of the Country. Today’s Autumn Statement was a cynical budget which focused more on the Tories Election needs than anything else. The major pain has been withheld to a time following the next General Election. The aim of this was to prevent the Tories from becoming even more unpopular than they already are and to curb additional resentment towards them from the electorate in the run up to the next General Election. This is an attempt to stop leakage of voters based upon the Tories recent form and the fiasco of Trussonomics: still a sore wound in the memory of voters. Sure things are getting rough for the majority of ordinary people but there have been a number of sweeteners for: pensioners, those on the minimum wage and those on benefits. On the other hand inflation, prices and costs of fuel and energy are still rising. Also Council Tax is going to be another punch to the guts and an additional burden that hits everyone. This Government is still borrowing money to buy more time for the Tories to claw back some lost ground in the run up to the next election. So this is a cynical budget.
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Tory policies have caused Britain to run aground. Thatcherite policies and values have now backed Britain into a cul-de-sac. There is no route forward any longer and therefore no reason to cling to the values of Thatcherism. Britain has no income and longer is is also bankrupt of ideas. Now the only course of action available to the Tories is to raise levels of government income from taxation. This was inevitable as a result of privatisation of Britain’s assets. Recent Tory governments have relied upon borrowing as a way of shoring up the facade that everything was under control. Then along came Liz Truss who yore down the mirrors to reveal the true horror show that the Tories had created. Truss even managed to make matters worse. No level of Tinkering about by Jeremy Hunt will make matters better. He is about to reveal a new level of taxation and unleash that on the British Public. Taxes taxes and more taxes. As if the public weren’t already struggling with higher interests rates and mortgage repayments. As if they weren’t already struggling with paying the price Hikes in energy costs and the subsequent inflationary prices. It seems that at every new announcement or misguided policy or budget that the Tories impose on us, that matters actually get worse and worse.
It comes as no surprise that the Tories are viewing tax rises as their only option
It comes as no surprise that the Tories are raising taxation, after all it’s their only option. The Tories have run out of ideas. Thatcherism has run it’s course until it’s run out of steam. Trickle down economics is mis-trusted. Thatcherism was evaporation economics. However Thatcherite values still prevailed in the values of the Conservative Party. Thatcherism is still evident everywhere in Britain even after 40 years. The Railways, Electricity, Gas and Water still remain in private sector. This is due in part to Blair who led the country and the Labour Party up the garden path. Blair remains a traitor to the Labour Party. An experiment in middle of the road politics that spawned a monster. Blair’s Labour Party did nothing to reverse the excesses of Thatcher and Major. By doing nothing it seemed to endorse them. Blair’s legacy was complete failure and is a period best forgotten by the Labour Party.
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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.
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