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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How to tackle the ‘Cost of Living Crisis’. Well the first obstacle is to remove the Tory Government because they are not equipped, ethically or ideologically, to deal effectively with the ‘Cost of Living Crisis’. In fact many of their policies have contributed to this situation. The legacy of Thatcherism is also a contributory factor. The current situation of having our Energy and other utilities in the private sector is a major factor contributing to the high levels of Inflation that we are seeing. These Energy Providers have just got increasingly greedy and any attempts to moderate this by Tory Government Policies has been ineffectual.
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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.
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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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The energy companies and the utilities are laughing at you all the way to the bank. As you struggle to meet your fuel and energy bills these companies continue to drive inflation higher and higher whilst maximising their ever increasing profits and paying huge dividends to their shareholders. It is immoral that they are making huge profits and not simply passing on costs to consumers. Instead they are adding huge profit margins to their prices. In this way they are fixing prices and driving inflation without regards. Their behaviour is immoral and wrong. They are exploiting consumers and laughing at them whilst the Tory government does nothing at all.
To tackle inflation you must reel in the profiteering of the Energy and Utilities who are driving inflation upwards for their own ends
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The idea of so called ‘ levelling up’ is just a slogan and a lie made to diffuse the power of real Socialist Economic Principles. This is how the Tories are using it to divide tradional voting loyalties in an attempt to grab power. There is no substance to their claims that they can level up Britain. The Tories are hinting or trying to convince voters that they are offering some form of socialism which simply isn’t true. Using the ‘levelling up slogan and banner is an attempt to steal ground from various political parties with a bona-fide claim to real Socialist policies. The Tories are obviously pretty scarred of socialism and socialist policies which have become increasingly important to the British voters.
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Socialist economics are green not red which is an important point to make in the week when COP26 is taking place. Socialist economic theory can have a valid position in any economy striving to take care of both it’s citizens, it’s global citizens and the local and global environments. This is unlikely to be the case when referring to a free market economy based on inequality, exploitation and free for all of capitalist systems of economic theory. This point should not be overlooked by COP26.
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I looked at the ‘Sun’ and the ‘Daily Mail’ newspapers today and see their headlines attacking Jeremy Corbyn today with accusations of being a coward in trying to avoid a General Election. This is a complete manipulation of the truth and in fact it is fake news. It is a complete distortion of the truth and could only have been conceived by a half witted moron who should have his or her status as a legitimate news reporter removed from them and be given a sweeping brush instead of a pen. Many British newspapers are: unreliable, unaccountable, spreading fake news and manipulating the truth to protect vested interests. This is not good reporting it is distorting the truth in order to mislead. These unethical newspapers should be shut down and prevented from operating and spreading their fake news. Most of these newspapers claim to represent the working classes but in reality they are afraid of socialism and fairness and instead they actually represent the interests of the powerful and wealthy. That is why they attack the idea of socialism so much at any opportunity. These are the ‘Cuckoo Newspapers’ which have been adopted by the working class or enticing them by giving the working class bingo games, get rich quick schemes, entertainment and previously ‘Page 3 girls’. These papers merely pretend to represent the working class when in reality they undermine and attack working class institutions at every opportunity. They obscure or undermine the real interests of the working class through strategies of division and promoting ideas of a classless society and individualism. They instead represent the views and interests of the Tories or venture capitalists. Beware these newspapers they will make a mug out of you and stop you from seeing the truth.
In this particular incidence Corbyn and the Labour Party are not running scared of a General Election at all but they want Prime Minister Bodge-it to make assurances that it will take place before the deadline of the 31st of October to prevent Bodge-it from taking us out of the EU without a deal. Bodge-it cannot be trusted so Corbyn and Labour and other political parties are just getting everything in place so that Bodge cannot get his way and double cross Parliament. If Bodge wants a General Election then bring it on!
What is wrong with the British People and why are they such gluttons for punishment. Year by year our incomes become diminished through: utility price rises, spurious taxes (Sugar Tax), Rail Fare hikes and; the costs of goods, food and basic services increasing. Yet still our pay remains frozen or rises at a significantly lower rate than inflation and yet we still put up with it and muddle through. Britain is reverting back to the Victorian times again where we see: charities helping out the poorest sectors of society with a reliance upon philanthropy rather than state policies to support the poorest (which are more often than not the actual cause of the problems), massive rises in homelessness; and the belligerent exploitation of the plight of the poorest by wealthy landlords or unscrupulous employers. Most of us have become victims to this predatory behaviour from the wealthier classes either through our working conditions/practices or simply as a result of the all encompassing feedback we all get from Tory policies and their ideologies. Many of us are caught in a poverty trap just scrapping by and unable to afford to save to buy a home of our own. This simply will not do despite the sham, shallow concern expressed by Prime Minister Theresa May during her ‘JAM’ period, where she tried to convince you that she was concerned but time has revealed this not to be the case. This is position for which she has no real concerns for the plight of the exploited at all. Instead whole generations are being doomed to exist in this lifestyle: being exploited by low wages, few opportunities, dead end jobs or zero hours contracts. The Tories have always insisted that work should pay and they have oft used this as their justification and rallying cry to persecute the poorest unfortunate enough to have to rely on the Benefits System with repeated systematic attacks on the Benefits System in the UK. Yet despite this for the majority in low paid employment work simply is not paying nor bringing about any sort of rewards at all that you would associate with the effort required. This is not good enough! There is really no hope in sight for change: or is there?
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