Thursday, October 26, 2006
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
An interesting item from Conservative Home, linked here, has these queries:
The election of David Cameron clearly marks a major change within the Conservative Party. The values of classical liberalism have certainly been downplayed, if not abandoned. Furthermore, Cameron frequently uses the terminology of cultural Marxism, such as the description of UKIP members as“closet racists”, and sometimes appears to share its beliefs.
The question then arises: is Cameron Conservatism cultural Marxist Conservatism? Commentators such as Simon Heffer and Peter Hitchens certainly seem to think so. Conversely, is it rather the reframing of classical-liberal values in cultural Marxist terms, in order to appeal to a British public conditioned by the media and education systems to think in cultural Marxist terms, but which retains a desire for liberty incompatible with the cultural Marxist project?
To my mind having observed his performance to the cameras and read many of his statements quite carefully, the answer must be that Cameron is a Cultural Marxist and he has no comprehension of the concept of liberty. Furthermore and perhaps even more dangerously, the man seems to be severely intellectually challenged to the extent of being a complete buffoon. Just look at this quote from here, of yesterday:
David Cameron, the party leader, told an Age Concern conference that houses should be designed to be suitable for every stage of life. “We must think in a new way about housing design and urban planning. Housing in Britain never seems to be built with a whole lifetime in mind,” he said."
Frankly my housing needs, now that my children have left home are entirely different than they were. When I cease to be able to drive or cope with the garden they will change again. What then is the fool babbling about and is there indeed any sort of mind at all within the slick shell capable of even the smallest sensible and original thought?
That question should be best chewed upon by the bedazzled fools in his party who elected him, his MPs who continue to support him and the 39 per cent of voters in today's ICM poll who would reportedly vote for his party?
Monday, October 23, 2006
Fat chance as Vapid epitomises everything the older generation has come to distrust and detest in their politicians- Spin (on everything), broken promises (on the EPP) and evasions over taxation.
Worst of all in my view is the apparent lack of belief in anything other than the drive to gain power purely for its own sake.
Most of the generation born around WWII would most likely categorise Cameron either as a 'spiv', 'wide-boy' or 'racketeer'. If the Tories want the votes of the elder members of the electorate they had better find a leader with some principles and gravitas.
For the next week, listen to his Today programme interview of this morning, from here; promoting longer working lives for the over sixty-fives, but not for civil servants who will continue to be relieved of their efforts at destroying the nation at sixty!
Friday, October 20, 2006
Vapid Cameron writing in today's Telegraph linked here, argues that he will not promise tax cuts yet concludes his article as follows:
The Tax Reform Commission's report is one of the most comprehensive analyses of the tax system ever undertaken by an opposition party. It is exactly the sort of long-term thinking that should be expected of an opposition that wants to be in government.
The report highlights in stark detail the damage that Gordon Brown's tax rises have done. He has harmed the economy by raising taxes on business when our competitors are lowering theirs. Just in the past two weeks, we have heard that HSBC is considering moving its headquarters abroad, and heard from the CBI that businesses are leaving and more may follow.
Not only have Gordon Brown's tax increases harmed our economy, undermining jobs and investment, but also, despite his rhetoric, the Chancellor has reduced the reward to work for many millions of lower income families. The lowest fifth of households pay the highest proportion of their income in tax. Many families who receive tax credits take home less than 10 per cent of any pay rise. Yet those who buy a company and sell it two years later pay just 10 per cent on their gains. When the poor take home 10 per cent and the rich pay just 10 per cent, it is clear that we need a fairer system.
Of course, our businesses need lower taxes. And I want to reduce the tax bill for the low paid. But I am determined not to make promises that I cannot keep.If Brown's taxes are as Vapid describes above so "high" and "damaging" why is he not proposing to reduce them?
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
One could list the serious issues facing the nation, mankind, the EU, the UN etc., etc.
There is no need to do so on this posting. This, or my other blogs, raise them regularly.
Corruption and trivialisation of the political process is usually the root cause of the world's major challenges!
What answer from Her Majesty's Opposition? Well, today, we have a particularly vomit-producing portrait of the leader of the Conservative Party, fawning for public approval on the back of his own glamour-boy looks combined with the plight of his disadvantaged son.
How can the typically Conservative readership of the Telegraph, linked here, either continue to buy that newspaper or support the party that this slimy trickster now leads? Can this sickly guff really succeed? Has our country really sunk that low? Could the child's condition later be shown to have been caused by the social activities of its parents - if so, what then will the nation make of such exploitation of the baby's unhappy condition?
Thursday, October 12, 2006
As if to prove the point I have been making about the dinosaurs rather than the modernisers being in charge of the Cameroons - Kenneth Clarke was the main guest on the Politics Show today!
Watch Ken, as Education Secretary, savouring the triumph for his EU friends on Thatcher's resignation from here. Note also from the BBC News report on the same video, where Michael Heseltine was when the executioner's axe was finally raised ...... Dinner in Germany!!!!
'No, No, No' did for Maggie, not Poll Tax or the other tired reasons trotted out.
Maggie Thatcher, somewhat late in the day, saw what was in train.
Now thanks to the YouTube links we can remind ourselves that it was Howe, Clarke and Heseltine that destroyed her.
Why? Purely, it would seem, for resisting our further integration into the disastrous EU. This can be seen all too clearly in Howe's speech. He even blames Maggie for actually delaying our entry into the ERM, how laughable does that seem today given subsequent events? Incredibly Howe claims the country suffered economic problems as a result of such delays. Even Maastricht Major eventually proved that any such problems were as nothing compared to the recession and slump that followed Black Wednesday.
Yet Cameron has the gall to suggest in Bournemouth that 'Banging on about the EU' is the problem for conservatives. He should watch Howe's speech again as linked here and see who is really obsessed with Europe and how wrong they were then and still are to this day. Of course he will not, for they are back in charge!
Clarke and Heseltine still seem to be relaying and then calling the shots as received from their Continental controllers!
NO! Not David Cameron, but French presidential contender and current Interior Minister, Nicolas Sarkozy. The results from latest polling show the following:
Who would you vote for in the presidential election?
Jean-Marie Le Pen
The same site Tracking Global Public Opinion reports:
Tories Stagnant, Labour Gaining in Britain
Read the full articles from this link.
(This post is repeated on my general interest but mainly "banging on about the EU" blog Ironies Too, linked here, where posts last month covered such diverse topics as the following:
* David Miliband the EU and the environment
* Home Office Minister Shares Scandal
* Is Osama Bin Laden dead from typhoid
* Louche Labour
* New York Times editorial calls for Blair's head
* EU divided on abandoning vetoes on Justice & Home Affairs
* Patten to promote non-democratic EU Constitution revival
* Labour set to plunder public purse.......
AND that was only the last ten days, other September highlights -
Habeas Corpus in detail which seemed to have provoked some response, Boris on booster seats, the Pope and King John, Smarties, The Australian Monarchist League London meeting,'Will Italy destroy the Euro, Did Polio Vaccine research cause HIV Aids, Wasting our ill-equipped armed forces, etc. etc.
Fed up with the same old daily press ..... try any one of my several blogs! Opinionated, maybe, but invariably backed with authoriative links and clearly presented back-up facts. Never consciously spun!
The Sion Simon spoof of Webcameron which isn't particularly funny but seems to have stirred up some MSM chatter...... but funnier by far is this tape of the newly bouffanted Conservative Party Chairman Francis Maude failing to explain the security pass fiasco at Bournemouth.
The excuse offered by Vapid for reneging on his firm commitment for a quick quitting of the EPP by his MEPs , read here and again here, is even further shown for the cheap sham it was following the collapse of the Czech government, read here and here.
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
I have been wary of posting links to the many classic political video clips on YouTube because of concerns over possible copyright complications.
Following yesterday's announcement of the purchase of YouTube by Google I feel such concerns are no longer appropriate. If a broadcasting organisation feels its copyright is being infringed it now has a large company through which to seek recompense. If Google feels that risk were real or unaffordable it presumably would not have paid the reported one billion dollars for the video company.
If this proves incorrect then Google will certainly find the means of protecting its investment, albeit perhaps by restricting certain video access in the interim.
Given the above I have therefore posted below some YouTube video gems to remind my readers (viewers) of the disaster that befell the Conservative Party when it ditched Margaret Thatcher, and of the fact that those responsible are still very much in the thick of things to this day. In this regard it was notable that 'Maastricht' Major this week had the nerve to suggest to his Tory right wing that not backing Cameron would lead to electoral defeat - as if that were not already most likely.
On my blog Ironies Too, linked here, I will be posting a video on the one thing that might save Vapid's bacon, namely Gordon Brown for reasons which Germaine Greer on BBC's Question Time articulates so well. Also on Ironies Too will be a video on one transatlantic view of the last French Presidential election, posted as relevant to the new one now underway and for the pure pleasure of watching it again.
Copyright problems here as predicted, try this link to YouTube.
Watch the role of Kenneth Clarke, another of the big beasts now chairing one of Boy Cameron's Policy Reviews.
What new thinking could Clarke possibly bring to policy matters? More videos follow below.
Geoffrey Howe's treachery. Beneath this see the Spitting Image take on the disaster, and again the important part played by Heseltine. The same man who posed beside his Cameron puppet on arriving at the recent Bournemouth Party Conference. Modernisers???? My Foot
Play it from YouTube by clicking here.
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
The claimed post-conference Tory poll bounce following last Sunday's ICM results was clearly of the sort expected from a medicine ball.
Tories 36 Labour 35
What the public clearly wants is an honest party with truthful politicians campaigning on their own beliefs without thought of personal gain or kudos.
There appear none such among the leading lights of the two parties above. Will both continue to compete in lies for which can struggle for a vote from more than twenty per cent of the eligible electorate and thereby claim the right to govern on the twenty per cent of matters then outside of the EU's control?
Or will the truth on the treachery wrought by these parties finally become clear to the wider public?
If so poll results in the thirty per cent will then seem spectacular to the shameful specimens now jockeying for preferment at the top of the Conservative and Labour parties.
Sunday, October 08, 2006
Speaking on BBC1's The Politics Show, Mr Letwin said a low tax economy remained the party's medium to long term ambition.
But he linked the delivery of tax cuts to the completion of "fundamental structural reforms" of the public services.
"I believe that the reforms are going to be things which create a better bang for the buck over the medium term," he said.
"But in the short term I don't believe that we will be able to get savings out of those policies. Indeed there may be transitional costs."
He said he "hoped" this did not mean that taxes under a Tory government would have to rise.
Asked whether a Tory government might not be able to offer any tax cuts for five years he said: "I'm clear about only two things, first that we can't make any kind of irresponsible pledge to any specific act.Missed the item??????? More likely you forgot it. The date 1st December 2003 ....... in the Telegraph linked from here.
Plus ça change.....!!!!
Thursday, October 05, 2006
As pointed out in the post below, Vapid Cameron has fulfilled Blair's pledge and destoyed Conservatism as once represented by the Tories in Britain. Other parties must now be found to represent traditional anti-progressive views. High ranking or other Tories remaining within Cameron's dreadful party will never again be able to claim ideals nor principles
According to Anatole Kaletsky writing in this morniong's The Times , linked here, he has also moved his party way to the left of New Labour, a quote:
If Michael Foot’s 1983 election manifesto is now remembered as “the longest suicide note in history”, then Mr Cameron’s speech yesterday could be described as the “longest shopping list in history”. And what would inevitably follow if Mr Cameron became prime minister would be the biggest tax demands in history.
Consider just a few of the spending pledges made yesterday by Mr Cameron in a single speech: to lavish on the National Health Service whatever funding is needed and an absolute moratorium on spending cuts or hospital closures; more border controls and policemen; more support for faith schools; more prison building; more drug rehabilitation services; more defence spending, not just on body armour but also on military salaries, pensions and schools; more subsidies for childcare; more money for social workers and occupational therapists; more special schools. My list of the spending commitments in that one speech could go on and on — and I haven’t even started on the previous day’s promises from Mr Osborne, such as subsidising pensions with even more generous tax relief.
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
After watching and listening to David Cameron's first speech as party leader made to the Bournemouth conference today, in which he particularly extolled the virtues of the mismanaged, inefficient and asset gobbling NHS, I wondered if he had ever really experienced the impossibility of obtaining everyday routine care from that bureaucratic monstrosity.
I was unable to find any information on the Eton College home page as to the medical provisions for their pupils, but I would wager they are way ahead of those found in a typical NHS GP's surgery.
I did, however, find this report on the misuse of drugs in British public schools, linked here, with this quote:
Anthony Little, headmaster of Eton College, told news media organizations in England that students who come forward and admit their drug use are offered the chance to talk about their problems and sign up to a drug testing contract. However, students who are discovered dealing or taking drugs continue to be expelled.
No clue as to Vapid's first experience with the NHS, but earlier refusal to comment on possible previous drugs use and this report could explain the incoherence of the Cameron speech and his apparent total disconnect from reality. As a middle manager working in Texas in the seventies I personally encountered drug use related mental disconnect among certain employees. It was a problem with which I became quite familiar and Cameron today, flitting from platitude to platitude, reminded me of the sufferers. In Texas in those days firing was the best recourse!
The linked article ends with this other quotation from the Eton Head:
Although Eton College declined to give exact figures, it conceded that students were currently participating in drug-testing contracts after experimenting with drugs. In one case, a pupil who used cocaine was referred to a treatment clinic* outside the college because of the belief that he had an addictive personality. Former pupils from Eton said the school attracted drug dealers who know that the privileged pupils have plenty of money to spend.
*NHS, I assume LOL????
Not only lacking policy or substance - in its emphasis on family, marriage and faith schools (with one quarter other faith pupils) it seemed more appropriate if made by some trendy young Anglican vicar seeking a junior administrative post in an inner city diocese.
It may be read from this link. No need to bother going through it for some guidance as to future policy on the main issue determining 80 per cent of the nations legislation, namely the EU - predictably enough that construct did not even earn one single mention.
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
As I linked the WebCameron which featured the clearly empty-headed Tory leader washing up in cuff links, it is only fair that I provide the link to the WebCameron.info site reportedly run by UKIP according to the BBC featuring 'Change' from YouTube.... click here.
Monday, October 02, 2006
What a terrible day for Dave the Vapid. Nuclear energy questions being deferred to the people, as if the 'Energy Supply' mix, of major strategic importance, could be delegated from 'Whitehall' control was, on the BBC's Sunday AM, just the beginning of a long day of disasters for the juvenile Conservative leader.
Read the Times leader from this link. Further comment and links will follow tomorrow.