Baldrick also had a bold and cunning plan: which like Truss’s will come to nothing

As we await the bold plan of the latest installment of the Tory Prime Minister number 4 , Liz Tuss, I am reminded of another bold and cunning plan by Baldrick of Black Adder fame. It might appear that the 2 have something  in common with one another with the announcements of both that they have a bold and cunning plan. The similarities  might not just end there  though because  Baldruck’s plans  always came to nought and similarly those of Liz Truss’s may have the same auspicious ending as well. I suppose  only time will tell. However during the leadership  race I was pretty unconvinced by Truss whose wooly  thinking often exposed her. I was also not convinced that Truss had  any edge at all over Sunak and mostly to the contrary actually I thought Sunak gave the more convincing arguments. Remember  that Truss’s plans to alter income tax actually  didn’t  benefit Pensioners at all. What struck me most about Truss’s  win was that there must be a severe lack of any real talent  at all in the Conservative  Party at the moment if Truss was eventually  crowned as the preferred  candidate.

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Energy Companies and Utilities are laughing at you all the way to the Bank

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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‘Levelling up’ is just a slogan and a lie to defuse the power of real Socialist Economic Principles

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 economic theory is green not red: Socialism is certainly better for the Environment

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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The stench of BRITISH privatisation is becoming evident in the run up to COP26

The stench of British  privatisation is becoming evident in the run up to COP26. Government ministers  are running for cover and attempting to hide under stones after a Government motion was defeated which would have forced the private water companies to clean up their act. However what happened was actually very embarrassing for the government because the bill  was defeated which actually  looked liked a huge endorsement for the behaviour of the private water companies and a signal that it was OK to keep discharging untreated sewage in the rivers of Britain  and into the seas around the UK. This is a huge embarrassment to the government in the run up to COP26. Again it is a stench resulting  from the privatisations of the water companies  pioneered by previous Conservative governments.

It appears that ministers voted on the matter in the way that they did mainly  because of huge investments in the infrastructure that would be needed to update the antiquated system currently  in place. Cost in this case was prohibitive to improving and maintaining the environment  so the choice preferred was to continue to pollute and degrade the environment.

So why haven’t these private companies  been investing in making these improvements themselves and why are they still reliant on funding from the government  and the tax payers? What has gone wrong with privatisation? Surely  the idea of privatisation was to become independent of the tax payer and yet these companies  still manage to bother the tax payers to subsidise their profiteering  enterprises.

Tories won the election with a weak hand and a Trump Card

It’s pretty unpleasant to find that you have been scammed but face the facts the Tories won the election with a weak hand, a bluff and the Trump Card of Brexit. They have been elected with the biggest bluff ever seen in British politics and you have all bought into it. Comparison between what the Tories have offered you to what was on offer from the Labour Party you might actually have grounds to believe that you have actually been scammed by the Tories. So let’s compare what you would have got under a Labour government to what you will get from the Tories and you will have to admit that you have been scammed and sold yourselves off very cheaply in order to get Brexit done.

The Tories were holding the Trump Card of Brexit

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Britain left to drift for a month as an irresponsible Prime Minister prorogues Parliament

Like a spoilt child the Prime Minister Boris Johnson has prorogued parliament in order to try and get his own way. Have we ever encountered an act of irresponsibly as big as this. In a time of crisis for Britain the Prime Minister( and how much it pains me to have to refer to him as such) has simply chosen to abandon the normal functioning of government in order to silence his critics and to give him a better opportunity to press ahead with his own agenda without the limitations that parliament could impose on the crazy megalomaniac. Still intent on wrecking Britain and pressing ahead with no deal this prime minister cares nothing at all about Britain he only seems to recognise his own agenda and ambitions. Boris Johnson is bad for Britain! Parliament to him is not a democratic tool it is an obstacle. He still believes he can run the show like he did as London Mayor without opposition. Parliament is another matter and he has already been defeated. So now his idea is to silence parliament to make obstacles to obstruct parliament. This prime minister is just a childish Megalomaniac, a spoilt public schoolboy who is used to getting his own way. Bodge-it is certainly not going to face the horrible consequences of of a British recession and a one sided and exploitative trade deal with the USA. None of these Brexiteers will. Why do you think that the likes of the condescending Rees Mogg support Brexit? These are opportunistic venture capitalists hoping to erode working and living conditions. The likes of Rees Moog would have you living in a Victorian Slum if they could and working for nothing more than to pay them rent and enough food to give you the energy just enough to slave for them the next day. Jacob Rees Mogg is so obsessed with Victorian values he has even written a book about it this speaks volumes in itself. These are simply the people that you don’t  want running this country or telling us what’s best for Britain because what they are really saying is what’s best for them. The situation that can offer them the best possible opportunity and outcome is all that they are really interested in.

These Brexiteering venture capitalists see Brexit as an opportunity to destroy Britain and British institutions. They see it as an opportunity to attack and suppress the working classes and erode their rights. There is no better opportunity than a recession in order to do it, this much they have learnt from Margaret Thatcher who did the same. Economic factors play a large part in offering opportunities to impose change. In a period of uncertainty and desperation often bodes well to make sweeping changes in legislation relating to worker’s rights and conditions of service including pay and minimum wage. Through a recession these keen Brexiteers aim to drive down labour costs and increase unemployment. These are the economic variables that lead to desperation for the working classes which ultimately lead to a relaxation of labour laws and regulations. This is an erosion of conditions for the workers which leads to opportunity to exploit the workforce. High unemployment makes challenging the situation untenable which gives power to the bosses and venture capitalists. Brexit will therefore only lead to misery for the working classes with an erosion of your standards of living and your worker’s rights.

Bodge-it is hiding the truth from you that no deal suits him best

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Conservative politics has led Britain down a dead-end street and into the mess it now finds itself in

When will the British people come to the realisation that the mess that Britain now finds itself in is as a direct result of putting in power successive inept and incompetent Conservative governments. The Conservative Party has led Britain down a dead-end street to the mess that it now finds itself in. The most recent manifestations of these governments have shown that they lack any ideas or ambition to turn Britain around. Conservative Party policies lack any ambition for Britain, instead clinging onto the outdated ideologies of thatcherism which have been shown not to work. Britain needs a fresh set of ideas to tackle the issues of today. The Tories lack these ideas and they lack leadership: they are barren and dysfunctional. They are unrepresentative of the majority of the British people who stand to gain nothing at all by voting Conservative. So why aren’t people catching on to this? Is it something so endemicaly British that says we must suffer and put up with incompetence? Why should we put up with attacks on all the things that are good or were good about Britain like the NHS for example. Don’t let the Tories fool you with their rhetoric they hate the NHS: they see it only as a tax burden. The recent austerity program that they imposed upon Councils was in reality just a ‘blessing in disguise’ for the Tories in that it allowed them to go further with cuts to public funding than even Margaret Thatcher could have dreamed of. With these cuts they have drawn a line in the sand and there will be no return to the excellence of our public services not under the Tories.

And if you didn’t think that this was bad enough we now have the prospect of Boris Johnson as Prime Minister

Angry about the Rail Fare Rises in Britain? What can you do?

If you are angry about Rail Fare rises the first thing you need to consider doing is voting out the government that brought in the unpopular privatisations in the first place. The Conservatives will never do anything to bring the Railways back in line. They continue to endorse and perpetuate this private enterprise and shareholding system and will continue to do so as long as they hold the balance of power in Britain. Even despite it’s obvious failings and poor deal for both the consumer and the country as a whole, Thatcherite principles will always prevail under Conservative administrations. Even though this current administration under Theresa May has not brought about the privatisation per se, even so her administration still endorses it and allows it to continue despite the poor deal it offers to both consumers and to the British public as a whole. Therefore you will only ever change things by working to bring about a government that supports public ownership. If you are a Tory supporter or Tory voter you have no right to complain about Rail Fare increases you are in fact endorsing this situation.

If you are interested in the Railways issue then please follow this link to We Own It which is a campaign to bring about public ownership of the Railways.