Even the last government knew that the public finances were shot to pieces for a decade, though publicly they mostly kept quiet about it (Darling let slip once) and the media seemed (?) unable to comprehend , well in public anyway, its consequences.
If you look at tax rates you will see everyone is going to be paying more . It falls to us to clean up the mess and that means paying.
Btw , I never advocated bailing out failed banks, nor borrowing or printing of money for a neo Keynesian stimulus in the run up to the last general election. I would have preferred to let the capitalist system run its course , with a few tweeks here and there. I also believed the stimulus would not work because there was a hole in our bucket , our trade deficit, therefore it would just trickle away to countries who held trade surpluses with us, further putting the country in debt.
I did not vote for the Labour party because I remember 1976-79. But I am going to have to pay for it all the same, how fair is that.
#5 Nolly I hope your right about the CO2 scam ending. As we need to reduce the costs of living for people, not increase their costs.
Murdoch Intro CtW Investment Group seems to be affiliated with Change to Win. So much so that their domain name seems registered to the exact same address in the USA.
You were not alone in quoting CtW Investment Group without explaining who they were affiliated to, the Guardian also quoted them.
I would like to know if Mr Tom Watson MP is a member of Unite or should I say Workers Uniting the global union ?
The other interview , with the ex Times gentleman was interesting , he did declare his interests, he raised the issue of “politicians” and "media moguls", or words with such effect. When are we going to get a inquiry into that aspect of all this , as such things, I believe, can not be explained away as some sort of Parliamentry priviledge (Parliamentry process) ?
Also , if, as we are led to believe, phone message security was so easily circumvented , why didn't the media or the phone companies themselves say or do something to change that when it became well known or wasn't it well known at the time ?
“UK: Important loss in export market shares over the last decade, despite some recent stabilisation. The high level of private debt should be seen in conjunction with a weak public finance situation. The household debt largely reflects mortgages in a context of high accumulated increases in house prices. “
This is a direct criticism of how Labour ran our economy over the past decade.
Will they try and dismiss the EU as being partisan now ?
Baroness Warsi – Religion
Europe has effectively borked itself , in previous times of hardship people have found solace in their faith. I have no idea how groups of Atheists cope with prolonged hardship and despair, but I guess we are all going to find out.
Well compared to 1982 the Argentinians are not killing and torturing each other now, which has to be seen as an improvement . Did the Mothers of the “Disappeared” ever find their loved ones graves ? Strange that some people had the mindset at the time that the Falkland Islanders futures should have been left in the hands of such a Junta, while amazingly claiming to hold some moral right.
The British have been on the Falklands since the 1700's, left a plaque declaring their claim, long before oil was ever suspected of being there or even before we knew what to do with the stuff. Now it's the Falklands islanders decision and as long as they want to remain linked with the UK , I can not see why not. Actually I quite like it , makes a change from all those who constantly seek to tell us how awful we all are.
I would like to hear why such influential thinkings of that age would not effect Professor Evans theory.
A few contexts for a few of his lecture references , Zanzibar and the Sudan .
JC I think your being a bit zero or one on the issue if you don't mind me saying. I take it you've heard of the Sumerset case. In the summing up the judge refers to the “Laws of Nations”, that law was not owned by the British,it had been built up from the tradition of nations and “empires of old” trading and fighting each other over the previous two thousand years (give or take a few hundred years). By all means criticize our ancestors for their ignorances , but do not try and blame all the world ills upon them, nor judge them by a different standard than you would another of their age. Doing so, I suggest, may be seen as hypocrisy.