According to Politics Home several Conservative MPs have challenged David Cameron to enact reforms that will tackle “lazy” Britain. Dominic Raab, Priti Patel, Chris Skidmore, Elizabeth Truss and Kwasi Kwarteng have said the Prime Minister needs to address the fact that “Too many people in Britain, we argue, prefer a lie-in to hard work”.
In a new book, Britannia Unchained – Global Growth and Prosperity, the group argue that “we must get on the side of the responsible, the hard working and the brave. We must stop bailing out the reckless, avoiding all risk and rewarding laziness.” The criticism added to the pressure exerted on the Prime Minister by Boris Johnson this week, who urged the Prime Minister to stop “pussyfooting”, and to concentrate on encouraging growth.
According to the Evening Standard, the “young guns’ of the new Tory Right called for a culture of “graft, risk and effort” to propel Britain into the “superleague” of nations. But who created this apparent ‘laziness’?
Who created and maintains the scenario whereby it is easier to stay on benefit then actually work for a living? Who created and maintains the situation whereby large families are housed – at no cost to themselves – in properties worth more than £1million? Who created and maintains the situation whereby this country is enslaved with the creed of equality and diversity, human rights and political correctness? Who created and maintains the situation whereby any EU ‘citizen’ can walk into this country and obtain all the benefits – at no cost to themselves -that people who have ‘paid into the system’ seem unable to get? Who created and maintains the policy of pouring money into foreign countries for their benefit, while our own old, vulnerable and disabled people are forced to ‘go without’? Who created and maintains the scenario whereby the political elite live and further their own lifestyle and wealth at the expense of the taxpayer - here and here*? Who decided and maintains the scenario that we should abide by laws, created elsewhere, that affect both the worlds of business and private endeavour? Who created and maintains the scenario whereby this country is being changed by social engineering which results in the white population feeling ‘their’ country is no longer ‘theirs’?
It is a tad ‘rich’ when members of the political class start preaching to us to rectify all the problems that they have created. It is a tad ‘rich’ when members of the political class exhort us to ‘tighten our belts’ when, at the expense of the taxpayer, they do not do likewise. It is a tad ‘rich’ when members of the political class invoke ‘our laws’ when, patently, they are anything but. It is a tad ‘rich’ when members of the political class make calls for growth without acknowledging that politician cannot create growth – only the people can do that; and to do that they need government to ‘butt-out” of their lives. Finally, it is a tad ‘rich” of the political class to preach the creed of ‘democracy’ while ensuring that political control will ensure that democracy is doomed never to be seen by their ‘congregation’.
I can understand the calls of those who wish to ‘fuse’ politicians and their sycophants with hemp and lampposts. Hopefully ‘Harrogate’ can achieve that without shedding blood – well, ours anyway. It should not be that difficult for ‘Harrogate’ to show that the reason for our ills – and that of our nation – can be laid at the door of the political class and the sooner that section of our society are made irrelevant the better we all will be.
*With acks to Guido Fawkes and Subrosa.