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Autonomous Mind writes about the need to stop MilibandE and Labour being handed the keys to Number 10 Downing Street – either by winning the 2015 General Election outright, or by default due to Ukip taking votes from the Conservative Party. AM is understandably aghast as such a situation arising – a view with which anyone in possession of all their faculties would surely agree.
At this point it is worth repeating some of AM’s post; the section where he writes that Labour held sway in Scotland for some time but becoming so dire were replaced by the SNP who have hardly done any better, continuing: The real losers however are the Scots people who see-saw between two cheeks of the same arse and see their country steadily deteriorate as the client state grows, outcomes decline and wealth creation dwindles.
Broaden this latter point to encompass the United Kingdom as a whole – and are the electorate also not caught between the arse cheeks of those of the left and those of the right? Do we really want any of them to be handed the keys to Number 10 Downing Street? AM links to Robert Hardman’s article in today’s Mail as an example of Labour’s thinking, in which Hardman points out that Wales is held as a blueprint by MilibandE for the governance of the United Kingdom.
Like Labour, the Liberal Democrats also want this country to remain a member of the European Union – with the Conservative Party contemplating some half-way house which they have no hope of achieving. Of Ukip, the one party that wishes to cease the UK’s membership of the European Union, the less said the better.
Following the debacle of the Expenses Scandal of 2009 the Coalition promised, in their programme for government (page 27) to: cut the perks and bureaucracy associated with Parliament. Yet only in September last year we were informed that the level of expenses had surpassed the 2009 level by nearly £3 million.
Charles Moore, in his op-ed piece in today’s Telegraph, writes about how private pensions have been emasculated by our political class, writing that when Gordon Brown removed the dividend tax credit, the first of many knocks from which private pensions have never recovered, Brown, for his today, gave our tomorrow. And still the political class, for their today, continue to give our tomorrow. Consider, have we not been embroiled in military action which, actually, was none of our business? Are we not about to become embroiled in matters Ukraine which will have a further cost, one way or another, for us – meaning that our tomorrow will become even further distant.
It is becoming increasingly obvious that where the relationship twixt our political class and the electorate, in respect of the governance of this country, is considered, our political class are sitting on a powder keg of their own making – one that will eventually explode in some form of revolution.
Personally, I just wish those who appear to be leading one form of revolution would get on with it, before the situation arises where even any thought of such becomes but a pipe-dream.