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More comedy – this time from Labour. It announces its manifesto this morning.

Labour says it will guarantee that each of its policies will be fully funded and require no additional borrowing, as it launches its manifesto on Monday. Leader Ed Miliband will rule out a “shopping list of spending policies” and promise a Labour government would cut the deficit every year. The Conservatives would go on a “reckless spending spree”, he will say.

Yes I am sure that is what he will say but perhaps its worth recall this message left on the Ministerial deal by an outgoing Labour Minister, Liam Byrne, in 2010.

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What amazes me is how anyone could be so gullible, so stupid, as to believe this snake oil from Miliband. According to the leanest poll, around a third of the UK electorate will do so. Proof that democracy is troublesome.

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15 thoughts on “HISTORY REPEATS

  1. How much more are the right wing going to get out of what was a joke? Ministerial handovers will almost always have a note from one Minister to the next and it will almost always be humourous. It was taking the piss.

    If Labour get into government then they should release every Tory letter to be fully scrutinised and analysed and all jokes taken at face value.

  2. Seamus,

    So leaving a humorous note in lieu of an apology makes it all ok? That it shows just how little respect they have for the positions for which they were elected is beside the point.

    Their tactic of a ‘scorched earth’ policy on their exit from power shows how very little they, as a party and individually, care for the electorate.

    With the agreement, virtually forced on the GMC just prior to their exit they virtually ensured that the NHS’s problems would continue long into the future, a future where they could hope to make much mischief in their efforts to get re-elected.

    If they are going to use humour, at least it could be of the adult variety rather than a plagiarism from the US Congress!

  3. Okay

    It is a tradition during a Ministerial handover for the outgoing Minister to leave a note for the incoming Minister. Tradition also has it that it should be funny. It is a private joke between the outgoing Minister and the incoming Minister.

    It was disgusting that it was released by the Conservatives and then spun by right wingers as somehow an admission.

  4. It is a private joke between the outgoing Minister and the incoming Minister.

    But, by pure coincidence, just happened to be true.

  5. Seamus, on April 13th, 2015 at 3:12 PM Said:
    How much more are the right wing going to get out of what was a joke? Ministerial handovers will almost always have a note from one Minister to the next and it will almost always be humourous. It was taking the piss.

    Oh, they were taking the piss alright.

  6. Reginald Maudling (Conservative) departure note to his successor James Callaghan (Labour):
    “Good luck, old cock … Sorry to leave it in such a mess.”

  7. Noel

    Precisely, which brings me to my stance on all of them. Stop voting for any of the insufferable oafs, it only encourages them.

  8. It’s very easy. If your giving something away and not borrowing. Then your raising taxes to pay for it. So let’s have some honesty. Who are you stealing from? how much? and which one of your client groups of the bone idle are you giving our money to?

  9. “Leader Ed Miliband will rule out a “shopping list of spending policies” and promise a Labour government would cut the deficit every year.”

    And George Best promised to go dry. Anyone who believes this drivel deserves all they get.

    I don’t even believe in politics, and this electoral charade is already, by a long way, the shittiest shower of shite I’ve ever seen. Polling day cannot come too soon.

  10. I don’t even believe in politics, and this electoral charade is already, by a long way, the shittiest shower of shite I’ve ever seen.

    But millions, a majority, believe the shower of shit that is about to be elected – and that applies to any and all of the Lib/Lab/Con and the ‘nationalists’. There’s the electorate getting exactly what they deserve.

  11. But millions, a majority, believe the shower of shit that is about to be elected

    Ah yes, the old ‘sheeple’ quote dressed up.

    Harri, Allan & Pete, let’s hear the alternatives, (and please let them be realistic).

  12. But millions, a majority, believe the shower of shit that is about to be elected

    Paul – do you disagree with that?

    As for alternatives, it’s late but I’m quite prepared to state what must be done, beginning with ending ‘money as debt’ and of course, the demographic destruction of our countries. On the latter, there are many here who evoque the image of a man who has fallen off a cliff backwards and is looking up at the sky thinking that things are wonderful, oblivious to the imminent impact with the ground.

  13. As for alternatives, it’s late but I’m quite prepared to state what must be done.

    And just how should that be done Allan?

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