Mr Dear Mr Sonne,
I’ve admired your work from afar for, ohh, ages, but I have to pick you up on this one in a gentle compassionate, touchy feely, way. Even though it’s the wrong place (the SF board), it’s always the right time to bash B-Liar. It happens to be my second favourite topic (after X Squadron – any news anyone?)
How can I put this…Hmm…Oh yes.
[Rant mode on]
No you twit!
B-Liar (and his Parliament) makes Jeffrey Archer look like a bastion of truth and justice. Presentation wise, he is an undisputed master of deception but consider the facts
For the first time in a thousand years of democracy in this country there is a government where not one member of the cabinet has ever served in the Armed Forces (and no backbencher that I can think of either), yet he’s sent us to more wars than any other Prime Monster.
He forces through human rights legislation, without recourse, without manifesto, without it being a declared policy, when surprise, surprise his wife just happens to be one of the countries leading human rights lawyers.
Only at the last moment was he forced to call off a referendum on Europe thanks to Cher Amis Le Frogs. He wouldn’t have even sold our country – he would have given it away.
Remember back in ’94 when he called for all party donations over £5000 to be declared? All donations would be recorder in Labour books he promised. Now in 2006 we have the Loans for Peerages scandal when he kept secret donation even from his Chancellor and party treasurer!
“New Labour will be wise spenders, not big spenders,” he said back in ’97 (you’ll remember that surely?!) Blaming the Tories for increased spending without increased results. Now? Economists recon that the tax burden is rising at £1m per minute in this country.
His chancellor: Remember ‘Prudent Investment’ and his ‘40% GDP’ rule. He’s managed to keep to that only by switching the place where public investement is recorded on the balance sheet. The new buzz-word PFI (Privately Funded Initiatives), or Public Private Initiatives, which all ministers are now in love with goes down as Expenditure not Investment.
Government Debt is the highest ever. But it doesn’t worry them because they know they won’t be in power when it does come back to haunt the taxpayer.
Consumer Debt is not only the highest ever, but the total has now overtaken annual GDP! Think about it.
UK companies have the lowest R&D budgets of the developed world.
Talking of taxes; They boasted about not increasing income taxes, and fair play they achieved it with the help of 70 (yes seventy) new stealth taxes! And increased NI!
NHS. Remember in 1996 “no more expensive bureaucracy?” and the classic “24 hours to save the NHS?” What happened? Record Bureaucracy. Record debt (co-incidentally my roughly the same amount as the cost of said bureaucracy) and sacking of nurses.
Back in the ‘80s he was calling for the re-nationalisation of all the industries Thatcher privatised. Now he’s in power what has he done? Privatised Qinetic.
Blair again “I don’t want to live in a country where the only way for pensioners to get long term care is to sell their homes.” I’ll get your coat Mr B-Liar!
I could go on…Pensions, Iraq, Foxhunting, Dentists.
Anyway about the formations of ‘New’ Labour. You are right John Smith was one of those to blame. But the hard work was done by a certain Mrs M Thatcher when she crushed the hard line unions and prevented Britain becoming part of the Soviet Block. Thus with the unions’ power diminished it was easier for Smith et all to get labour funding from places other than the unions, and stop their block vote. Don’t forget during the ‘70s the power in Britain was held by the unions not the elected PM.
As to beating John Major; have to agree with the ‘no personality’ assessment – but what if we knew he was porking Edwina at the time? It would’ve been a landslide Tory win!
HC00 you’ll probably want some links – let me know.
Sonne – [Rant Mode Off] Peace and Love.