Well-known Exeweb poster
- Aug 18, 2004
I wouldn't hold your breath Indo. A lot of straw men Truss sets up so that she can knock them down. None of them will come as a surprise - Tavy's been mouthing them for years. The fact is conveniently ignored that geographic inequality has been caused primarily by a) Thatcher's destruction of the manufacturing sector in the midlands and north b) subsequent governments (including Blair's) refusing to acknowledge the damage to the social and political fabric caused by not addressing the consequences and c) George Osborne's unnecessary and counter productive austerity programme which has left swathes of the country looking and feeling run down, shabby and neglectedNot accepting anything that smacks of racism is not connected with any liberal sensibilities, Tavers, but it is like a red flag to a bull in my case It's just a matter of fairness and decency to denounce it: you don"t have to be a liberal to do that.
Regarding your attachment : I will read it tomorrow my time and will get back to you. I always reply to anyone who kindly takes the time to comment on my posts and engage.
You have to realise that in Tavyworld, if you take measures raise a group of people's life chances and general wellbeing from 50% satisfactory to 60%, those who are at 65% have been hard done by and are falling behind. You can understand the frustration of the 65%ers, but saying that the reason they can't get any higher is because of those poorer people have had too much time, effort and money spent on them is simply a lie.
But a lie that is easy to sell. But selling lies is what this government does, not because they believe them, but because they think it will win them votes. I can't think of any other government as flagrantly dishonest as this one - there are plenty that have been wrong, or spun to make things look better than they were, but all of them at least thought they were doing the right thing.
Their biggest lie is to claim to be patriotic, led as they are by a man who willfully damaged the country in order to advance his political career. But this doesn't stop his followers branding anyone who does not share their narrow view of what is historically, presently or potentially Great about Britain unpatriotic or "self loathing". Unutterably depressing beyond measure