The poor don’t like to be bullied amazing. From the perspective of the poor are they wrong? Corbyn visits Calais where 10000 non constituents ‘choose’ to live, whatever their reasons to get to Northern France is a choice. Khan holds a celebrating our differences inauguration and thinks that makes him a great guy. Labour falls over itself to support unequivocally the misogynistic and homophobic ideas of the the Koran yet makes the same tabloid demands on the poor. Continue reading “Progressives Hate The Poor?”
In 2010 and certainly 2015 against the advice of mainstream economists 90% of people voted for austerity parties yet when the poor voted BrExit they get odium. Adding to this the Govt has effectively given up on Austerity and will as a back stop use the Govt’s pet BoE to essentially buy up the deficit with free money. Or just take advantage of a 10 year gilt yielding 1%.
The septics have an expression ‘Check your privilege’ it seems appropriate here. Thus the Remain types (and the Boomers) have voted to kick the poor against economic advice and now rain blows on the poor for voting against less estimated damage. Indeed if the Land bubble bursts then the costs of Austerity will be higher and the gain less than nil. The poor might not like the EU but the justification for kicking the poor for the sake of it is? Or Occam’s Razor Labour and Conservative voters just hate the poor right back?
My non expert opinion [guess] on BrExit is now having undergone the turmoil and bluster of the last few days and the downside risks to delay now is just to put the economy in stasis for years and may not even allow people to keep the EU. Sadly fudge is the only thing this generation of venal sinecure desiring politicos believe in. Expect an extremely damaging time and even a 2nd referendum. After all the economy is just a tool for rhetoric not something Tories and Labour care about and today they openly admit it.
Labour fervently supported last year’s Conservative Budget before a back bench rebellion by Conservatives led to some revisions. Now they attack IDS for not backing current budget. This is understandable till you find out they do not either.
Labour seem to want to complain about what IDS has done in the past even though they supported it last July. Indeed so fervent was the support of the mainstream PLP its 3 candidates were prepared to lose the leadership election over it.
IDS has handed Labour a gift but they are currently showing their preference for unearned conceit, hypocrisy and stupidity. Attack the Govt not the messenger!
Andy Burnham, who knows why and what we will find out they ‘ad on ‘im or maybe Occam’s Razor he is just a complete moron, rushed to endorse the Snooper’s Charter and raise the cost of us using the internet to gather data on us! (VPN anyone?). This and the genuine compassion for migrants and refugees may seem incongruous. What principle does it imply? What does it say to those who live and vote here?
John McDonnell also accepted Austerity even though none of his 6 economic advisers would see that as anything but stupidity. Corbyn is set on unilateralism not making the obvious case against Trident but arguing for something that is frankly Cnut like. Again what is the principle here?
The point is that policies aimed at people who do not even live in the UK or absolutist positions suits the Labour left but it will compromise on our freedom and security on the basis of dogma and ease but not that of other nation’s people! Regardless of anything else this is hardly electable.
It’s clear the Prime Minister’s speech was delivered by a benign actor capable of emotion. The real leader Osborne’s strength is his ability to sit back and set an agenda and let simpletons explain it. His gift for politics is what you say and the image created is reality.
Thus rather than cripple a struggling economy with Austerity give the impression of deep austerity and make high profile cuts in welfare whilst writing cheques for whoever: Oil: NFL: George Lucas: Upper Middle Class home buyers: Pensioners: Landlords: Farmers: Banks and all the ‘deserving’ who vote. All whilst those taken from, hard working families, get the rhetorical praise. Thus voters think they are supporting something they are not – it does not matter what those affected think. Can you guess the deficit he claimed to have been trying to close by the time of the 2015 election? My best guess 80 Billion. Will it matter at the next election if we are nowhere near the promised surplus? No. Can you seriously tell me the difference between £50Bn and 0 or even £100Bn?
The key is to fool enough people that aspiration matters to a Govt composed mostly of entitled. As Cameron himself said this country has lousy social mobility. And it will have in 5 years time.