From a party that wants to cut Welfare by £10billion, isn’t it a little two-faced for the Tories to claim they’re policies are the best way to help thee poor, the weak and the vulnerable?
Last month::: Privileged Tory MP Tells Youths: Leave School, Become An Apprentice, or Sing For Your Supper::: With the job market shrinking each month and a lack of employer enthusiasm, a Tory MP has told the youth of Britain they should busk to pay for travel expenses to find work. This is just another Tory living in a fools paradise. And to tell school leavers not to bother staying on, as they be better off leaving at 16 and getting an apprenticeship, is just pain foolishness. The employment market has not been made as buoyant as they expected (post Olympics); so employers aren’t taking on apprenticeships at the moment. Last week::: Labour to give 16-year-olds the vote::: Before Labour conference, Ed Miliband told young people of his vision for a Labour Britain: He believes 16-year-old should have vote. …if 16/18-year-olds could vote, George Osborne might have thought twice about getting rid of EMA – it would have hit them at ballot box… …Miliband has a project to “rebuild Britain” by involving young people more in politics. He wants young people to have a voice… Miliband concedes that the coalition’s welfare system changers are acceptable to Labour, but lacked compassion towards the disabled… …Miliband admits agreeing with some of the government’s policies – but not most of them… He can’t “wave a magic wand” though. “We can’t have people going to food banks while millionaires have been given £40,000 tax cuts.” Miliband argues, “It’s not right.”
My former-self has a habit of popping-up at the most inappropriate moments. Usually when I’m watching something on the news (I’m a real news-hound these days!), and often when a certain politician appears on-screen. Now, I’m a bit of a politico on the side, and this certain politician – let him remain nameless, but he could do with blowing his nose – really pulls the arrogant sod out of me.
I’ve undergone a change, a did a 180 degree turnabout from what I used to be. As a youth I was probably the most arrogant person you could meet.
I’m not sure if I’ve said this in my posts, or if it’s just in my bio, but I was a Conservative in the 80s (not a card-carrying-one I might add), but I believed the guff that Saint Margaret T proclaimed with all the relish and zest of a Young Tory Entrepreneur.
I’m better now. 🙂
At least, I’m a little less obsessively about something than I used to be. (Although, my beloved Nicci would have other things to say on that subject – especially when it comes to my blogging, and my political designs – lol.)
I have to say that New Labour just felt like a watered-down version of the old Tory standards to me (with a sprinkling of socialism thrown in to keep the masses happy). Tony B (or Almost-Tory Tony, as I think of him) never hit the spot for me. I couldn’t get past the insincere grin I’m afraid; but that’s just me – and my Labour-hating former-self – I suppose. So the New Labour run parliament with Tony and Gordon B didn’t make me feel any less like I was in an alternate-conservative reality – a bizarre trip into the political looking-glass.
Now we have this unnatural coalition between Cameron’s cronies and Clegg’s crowd. They are like a political Punch and Judy show with Dave as Mr Punch and Nick in the role of Judy (and Eddy M as the crocodile snapping at their heals).
(And being the very punk who would one day like to be PM of this great land, I can tell you just how bizarre that actually seems.)
Hopefully, in a couple of years, when we go back to the poles we might have someone that’s worth voting for. Currently, they’re all a bunch of no-hopers for Britain’s future.
Tell me what you think…
Re Posted from instant thorths.
I’m getting old. I must be. All I see around me is heartache and pain. Idiots and morons.
Does no one care anymore?
When I was a lad we cared. We cared about music and girls… we cared about politics and fashion… we cared about life and death… we cared about freedom and justice… we simply cared.
Today… No one cares. Continue Reading