On 11 Oct 2012 at 10:29am Clifford wrote:
Here's a brilliant put down of the marketing manager's speech:
'‚??I'm not here to defend privilege. I'm here to spread it‚?Ě, says Cameron. The delegates cheer ecstatically. But what is the reality behind the one-liner? Privilege is by definition what one has above what others have. The very core of privilege is inequality. In short, the prime minister of a country in which less than 10 per cent of the population control more that 50 per cent of the wealth, wants more inequality. Of course he does, he is part of that 10 per cent.'
On 11 Oct 2012 at 11:33am Jim fixed it wrote:
On 11 Oct 2012 at 4:49pm Pete wrote:
I think you'll find it's 2% of the country owns 80% of the assets Clifford....at least we had a push on equality with Labour.
On 11 Oct 2012 at 5:21pm local wrote:
Yes, and even the Labour lefties proved that human nature fights against the nice cosy concept of equality; the gap between rich and poor grew under 13 years of Bliar and the one-eyed Jock.
On 11 Oct 2012 at 7:18pm Sussex Jim wrote:
I think the message that Mr.Cameron was trying to get across was this:
Instead of us all being equal down at the bottom, as Labour would have it, we should all strive to equal near the top. By hard work and perseverance we should return our nation to our former position in the world.
We sacrificed much in the 1940's to prevent becoming second class citizens under the Nazi empire: do we now wish to become economic slaves to the rest of Europe, China , even India?
We owe it to our children and grandchildren to become second only to the USA.
For goodness sake, don't let yet another socialist government back in to **** us up further.
On 11 Oct 2012 at 7:49pm BonfireLAD wrote:
"We owe it to our children and grandchildren to become second only to the USA" Way to show your patriotism! Let's bow down to the US.
On 11 Oct 2012 at 8:03pm Sussex Jim wrote:
I am no particular fan of the USA; just being practical. However, we owe it to their contribution to have beaten the Nazis, as we owe all the Commonwealth troops.
On 11 Oct 2012 at 8:16pm Ducatipete wrote:
We now have empty shops in the town which is an indicator to how tough things are. Do not think of voting for the scum bag labour lot who got us in this pile of poo. Can you imagine the alternative leader, it would be time to turn off the lights!!
On 11 Oct 2012 at 9:25pm Peter wrote:
The tories have made the recession far worse than it would've been - and they don't care because they are ideologically driven not economically driven. I used to moan about alistair darling - I'm not now! He was a good and pragmatic decision maker whilst Osborne is a man educated beyond his ability! Saddest thing is the Libdems going along with the nonsense - Clegg will be seen as the Ramsay Macdonald of libdem history. I am being intellectual because Cameron pretends to sneer at them ( unless they are the mayor of London). I didn't use to be party political but these posh boys who give the impression of all being at the same school together are forcing me out...
On 11 Oct 2012 at 9:29pm Deelite wrote:
Go for it Peter!
On 11 Oct 2012 at 9:31pm grafter wrote:
I appreciate your optimism Jim but I think you might be a bit off the mark. The USA looks to be in a sharp decline both in wealth (trillions in debt) and worldwide influence. They should not be who we measure ourselves against. Also they are fast abandoning the central tenets of the constituition that enabled them to function.
We can honour our dead by upholding the freedoms they fought for,economic competitiveness is not one of them. It's a good thing but not as important as free speech , democracy and the rule of law.
On 12 Oct 2012 at 1:13am expat two wrote:
Jesus Christ, how many times does it have to be pointed out - Labour are not socialists. They may have been a bit left of center in the old days, when they fought for the working man, introducing policies that allowed working classes access to nutrition, education and rights. Policies that have allowed working classes a bit of comfort in their retirement years - its just a crying shame those very retirees are now insisting that was all a bad idea and vote tory to turn the clock back 100 years.
NEW Labour contributed to wrecking the economy by de-regulating banks, albeit not as far as the tories wanted.
How, in the name of all things holy, can that possibly be the act of a socialist government.
Some people simply shouldn't be allowed to vote.
On 12 Oct 2012 at 7:30am Pete wrote:
OK, all points considered, who do we vote for ? Conservatives = don't care about anybody who earns less than £250K, Labour = apparently trying to emulate the Conservatives, or, Lib Dems = bunch of middle aged, middle class eccentrics ? Answers on a postcard...........
On 12 Oct 2012 at 9:28am Kettle wrote:
The green party. All the rest is just fiddling while Rome burns.
On 12 Oct 2012 at 9:46pm the old mayor wrote:
Anyone else notice Cameron's hair dye jobbie !! We thought he may even have been wearing a small syrup !!