Monday, August 20, 2007
Cameron ruins Redwood's reasoned Tax Strategy
On Radio 4 this morning the Tory leader was twice if not three times presented with the chance to regain some traditional support. In ducking it he not only lost tens of thousands of potential votes he also finally proved that he lacks the ability of reasoning.
The question posed was why not go for the lower tax strategy of Ireland which has been proven to increase tax revenues rather than lower them. It was quite clear that Vapid's empty mind was incapable of grasping this concept for he kept waffling about stability, by which one assumed he actually meant sustainability!
If Cameron cannot grasp this simple and proven concept there is no excuse for one of his team not drilling some relevant responses into his head. If lower tax rates increase revenues in one year, they are likely to do so for all the years that then follow - stability or sustainability cannot therefore be a probelm!
A computerised dummy would be preferable to this leader, for with modern technology it could not only be produced to look the most appealing for mindless TV watchers, it could also be programmed with voice synthesizers to offer considered responses to predictable questions for the more informed and therefore most likely actual voter.
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Read all the details in the Daily Mail, from here, highlights for the delight of true conservatives are these:
The new PM appears to have benefited from being forced to deal with a series of crises - floods; car bombs; and now foot-and-mouth disease - since taking power.
Some 69% said he was the best leader for the country in such situations, compared to just 10% who would rather see Conservative rival David Cameron dealing with them.
And significantly most (51%) also said they believed the Prime Minister "best understands the problems facing Britain", three times the rating for Mr Cameron.
A majority (54%) now consider him trustworthy, well ahead of the Tory leader, who has been hit by internal party criticism in recent weeks, on 36%, with 37% more likely to vote Labour under Mr Brown than predecessor Tony Blair.
Vapid the Zombie (as in walking dead)
First class argument and impeccable logic from one of Britain's few remaining serious thinkers Peter Hitchens titled:
which may be read from here.
Another commentator Matthew Parris in today's The Times manages to dig himself an ever deeper hole over the future of the 'Real David Cameron' as if such a thing ever existed.
Devoting almost his entire column to finally admitting what a complete idiot he was to think something good might have come from the Blair years he then goes on to finally kill off any reputation he might once have had as a thinking commentator by still suggesting that something principled, decent or worthy might be lying behind the 'Call me Dave' facade. Read it here if only for the main confession of complete naiveness. His piece is insultingly titled "How we were taken in" - not 'we' Mr Parris........YOU!!!!
Sunday, August 05, 2007
Miraj exposes the true 'Dave' in the Sunday Times
The extraordinarily revealing article may be read from here. It is titled:
"Dave, I didn't blackmail you" which just about says it all don't you think?
The concluding paragraphs throw a huge question mark over the Tory party, not just who the mysterious member of the shadow cabinet who offered the peerage might be, but far more importantly the clearly shabby thought processes gone through for such an offer to have been made1 I quote them from the article:
What is not commonly known is that I was, in fact, asked whether I would consider accepting a seat in the Lords in 2005 following the 7/7 London bombings tragedy, when the party was seeking to appoint a “Muslim” parliamentarian to that House. The approach was made by a present member of the shadow cabinet and I declined it. I am choosing not to disclose names at this time, but should the party elect to have selective amnesia on this issue, naming the individual concerned will be the only logical response.
I myself have never upheld playing the “race” card and, had I thought it beneficial to do so, that would have been the perfect opportunity. Not surprisingly, I refused. I have always firmly believed that politicians should be elected or appointed purely on merit. Furthermore, I strongly felt that my talents were better suited to the Commons and I wanted to play an active role in advising on policy and shaping the future direction of the Conservative party towards the victory we are all so keen to achieve.
Wednesday, August 01, 2007
Does the Tory front bench support continued EU membership even with the Reform Treaty?
The following is taken from what appears to be editorial comment on the Conservative Home blog this morning:
I am glad, for example, that Eurosceptic candidates are free to support the Better Off Out campaign, despite the frontbench's commitment to EU membership.
My headline to this posting now seems the question that goes begging, especially if one considers the article by Irwin Stelzer in today's Daily Telegraph linked here.