‘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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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.
Continue reading Jeremy Hunt’s Budget 2022 serves only the Tories Election needs
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.
Continue reading Third World Britain: a Tory accomplishment all done on their watch
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.
Continue reading Baldrick also had a bold and cunning plan: which like Truss’s will come to nothing
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 levelling up is just a slogan 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 away from Labour. 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. It is a clever ploy with the intention of making you believe that The Tories are something which they definitely are not. The Tories are not socialists nor will they ever be but ‘levelling up ‘ is a ploy to make you believe they can be.
Continue reading Levelling up is just a slogan to defuse the power of real Socialist Economic Principles
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.
Continue reading Socialist economic theory is green not red: Socialism is certainly better for the Environment
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.
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
Continue reading Tories won the election with a weak hand and a Trump Card