Labour lose the plot

A comment from Andy S in a Disqus thread. I haven’t come across Andy before but have heard similar things to those he complains of from Labour supporters for many years.

I think the best was about a month after the 2010 election when the lefties were in full witch hunt mode against the coalition and I blogged that we had to give them a chance.

“A chance? Look how they’ve screwed up the economy,” raved one left wing commenter. The real tragedy was that the pillock wasn’t joking. Anyway over to Andy S.

The ignorance and gullibility of the Labour Party faithful is astounding to behold. If they are anything like the two Labour canvassers I encountered on Saturday outside my local shop they’d believe anything Ed told them. Among the howlers these two socialist idiots were convinced were true were:-

Andrew Lansley covered up the deaths at Stafford and other hospitals (not Andy Burnham). Also thought that the only unnecessary deaths were at one hospital.
The 50p tax rate on higher earners was introduced in 1997!
Maggie Thatcher sent in hundreds of troops against the miners at Orgreave.
Churchill sent in troops to shoot and kill striking Welsh miners in the 1920s.
Only Tory MPs were gaoled for expenses fiddling.
The 4 million+ immigrants Labour allowed to flood into the country was because we had a skills shortage.
Convinced Maggie Thatcher closed down all the pits (despite me pointing out that the N.U.M.’s own website shows that Labour closed down more pits that the Tories ever did.

I could go on but these two middle aged idiots, who should have known better, wouldn’t accept the truth of what Labour did in power, even though I told them where to research the facts. While we have people like these two I despair for the future of this country.

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Corporate Capitalism has replaced democracy

Todays election talking point (Image source)

A few of you may have noticed we are to elect a new government in less than a month. Election fever in the media is building to a climax as politicians of all parties and political pundits of all shades of self interest spout endless empty rhetoric about British values and democratic principles and who is best placed to save the NHS.

So far all of this has failed to inflame passions in the national psyche, the three main parties, Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat are utterly discredited and have totally lost the trust of the voters. Supporters of each are clutching as straws from the straw polls to try and claim their party is surging forward while support to the others is crumbling.

It is not so, more important than what the published data from polls tells us is what they don’t tell us, i.e. how they allocate the votes of people who have not made up their minds, say they do not intend to vote or simply decline to answer the questions.

To further complicate matters there is the question of upstart parties such as UKIP, SNP and the Greens, in previous elections just bit part players but now looking set to play a significant role.

The nature of our ‘first past the post’ voting system, which has ensured many people – myself among them – have never had the prospect of somebody we actually supported being elected as our Member of Parliament, also means that the only parties with a realistic chance of winning enough seats to enable them to form a government without minority party support are Labour and The Conservatives. As in the outgoing parliament, the party most likely to achieve third place, the Liberal Democrats, might hold the balance of power in a hung parliament.

In the campaign so far, leaders of the three main parties have hogged television and newspaper coverage and embraced a cosy consensus based on the need to continue with ‘austerity’, open the borders to more immigrants, give high priority to all issues related to gay and ethnic minority rights and support all military interventions in poor nations launched by the USA. They quibble over the nature or speed of cuts to the public sector and public services but none can suggest how the government deficit might be brought under control without far deeper cuts that any will talk about, or corresponding tax hikes which is another topic that is off limits.

All three main parties are pro-big business, support Britain’s further integration into an increasingly federalised European Union and are aligned with the neoliberal economic agenda set by the financial cartel based in the City of London and on Wall Street and by the major transnational corporations. Thus all are committed to signing the iniquitous “Free Trade” agreement being pushed by the corporate puppet Barack Hussein Obama and his corrupt administration in Washington, the Trans – Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (TTIP), which will free global corporations from the tiresome obligation to obey national law on trading standards, consumer protection or workers rights.

Think Tanks like Chatham House, Centre for Policy Studies, Foreign Policy Centre, Reform, Institute of Economic Affairs and the International Institute for Strategic Studies, which are really slush funds for academics and failed politicians and which most British voters have never heard of) determined long ago the pro-corporate and generally pro-Washington policies that the main parties will sell to the public.

Bullying tactics in the world of party politics, powerful lobbying groups funded by corporate money and the revolving door between private corporations and the public sector (government departments and QUANGOS) have also helped shape the pro – corporate, pro – globalist agenda.

In 2012 veteral Labour MP Austin Mitchell, who is not seeking re – election, described the UK’s four biggest accountancy firms as being “more powerful than government.”

Mr. Mitchell said the companies’ financial success allows them privileged access to government policy makers. Of course the case for similar ‘privileged access’ could also be made about many other sectors, not least the arms industry and global agritech companies which armed with their poisons, unsustainable model of industrial agriculture and fraudulent claims for their products have been working hand in glove with government to force GMO’s into the UK despite most people holding the view that potatoes will not benefit from having the gene that makes them die when exposed to highly toxic to humans herbicide sprayed on them.

The power and influence of think tanks, lobbying firms and cronyism means the major parties provide the illusion of choice and democracy, but in reality offers the public via propaganda spread by the toothless and supine corporate media the choice of being governed by A, A or A. The knockabout, name calling, schoolyard squabble level debate of party politics serves as entertainment for a public that is increasingly disillusioned with politics, but does not effectively mask the reality that whoever wins the election, for the next five years the same people will be running the country as have run it for the past five, and the five before that.

The main parties have all accepted economic neoliberalism and the financialisation of the British economy and all that it has entailed: weak or non-existent trade unions, shinking manufacturing base, an ideological assault on the public sector, the offshoring of jobs, deregulation, privatisation of essential industries (and worse, the removal of laws that prevented foreign interests owning certain essential industries, and an economy dominated by financial services.

In Britain, long gone are the relatively well-paid manufacturing jobs that helped build and sustain the economy. In its place, the country has witnessed the imposition of a low taxation regime, low-paid and insecure ‘service sector’ jobs (no-contract work, zero hours contracts, macjobs, call centre jobs – much of which soon went abroad), a real estate bubble, credit card debt and student debt, which all helped create the illusion of a functional economy in order to maintain demand during the debt – led boom years under Labour Prime Ministers Blair and Brown.

Levels of public debt spiraled, personal debt became unsustainable and the deregulated financial sector demanded the public must write down its own gambling debts.

The economy now relies on a banking and finance-sector cartel that specialises in rigging markets, debt creation, money laundering and offshoring profits in various tax havens. The banking industry applies huge pressure on governments and has significant influence over policies to ensure things remain this way.

The economy, and the need to solve its problems will be glibly discussed throughout the campaign but there will be few words spoken about why or how the top one percent in the UK increased their wealth substantially in 2008, while the economic crisis was wiping out savings, destroying pension funds and sending unemployment figures rocketing. Even less will be said about why levels of inequality, under both the Conservative and Labour governments before 2010 and the Conservative / Liberal Democrat coalition have sky rocketed over the past three decades.

Above are some of the reasons why my vote will be going to the upstart Libertarian party UKIP (for the benefit of University Brainwashed politics and social science graduates, Libertarian does not mean “Extreme right wing” is actually means “opposed to the authoritarianism offered by Labour and Conservatives,) the only party that offers a way to smash the political metastasis the two parties of government have led us into.

UKIP are also the only party that can save the NHS because they are the only party that understands the NHS is in crisis because of a bloated and incompetent management structure. SO BLEAH, you hand wringing, wailing, teeth gnashing left wing idiots.

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We can’t prove sex with children does them harm’ says Labour-linked NCCL

The paedophile scandal that has exposed the corruption and culture of close ranks and cover up that runs through the British establishment, encompassing political, media and showbusiness figures as well as law officers, civil servants local government, just keeps unfolding.

We reported on Boggart Blog today the depth of the cover up by the BBC of Jimmy Savile’s sex abuse crimes. In another branch of the scandal, evidence has emerged that the views of the Paedophile Information Exchange influenced policy-making at the National Council for Civil Liberties (NCCL) when it was run by former Labour Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt, The Daily Express reports.

PIE members were lobbying NCCL (now known as Liberty after sheer embarrassment prompted a namechange) officials for the age of consent to be reduced (to the age of FOUR some PIE members requested) and campaigning for “equal rights for paedophiles” .

Their view that children were not harmed by having sex with adults appears to have been adopted by those at the top of the civil liberties group, many of whom are now senior figures in the Labour Party or in human rights groups.

Today The Express published extracts from an NCCL report written for the Criminal Law Revision Committee in 1976 when Patricia Hewitt was the charity’s general secretary.

It states: “Childhood sexual experiences, willingly engaged in, with an adult result in no identifiable damage.

“The Criminal Law Commission should be prepared to accept the evidence from follow-up research on child ‘victims’ which show there is little subsequent effect after a child has been ‘molested’.

“The real need is a change in the attitude which assumes that all cases of paedophilia result in lasting damage.

“The present legal penalties are too high and reinforce the misinformation and prejudice. The duty of the court should be to inquire into all the relevant circumstances with the intention, not of meting out severe punishment, but of determining the best solution in the interests of both child and paedophile.”

Mrs Hewitt, 65, was general secretary between 1974 and 1983. After days of intense pressure, the former Labour MP for Leicester West finally admitted last week the NCCL was “naive and wrong” over its ties to PIE.

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Private health firms pocket £18 million a day – that’s £6 billion in the last year – from the NHS budget.

In internet comment threads and on Facebook and other social networks we see a lot of screeching from lefties who want to convince you that if the conservatives are re – elected they will privatize the NHS and if UKIP were to be elected (which is not likely to happen this time or even next time, they would abolish the NHS and make us rely on the local hedge witch for our health care.

Neither is true of course, Nigel Farage DID NOT say UKIP would introduce a two tier system like America’s, he said that without reforms to cut out bureaucratic waste and make services more efficient we might have to look at such a system. So let Little Nicky remind you here that it is the NHS Management, the Public Service Unions and The Labour Party that is resistant to reforms, it is the current management regime and the public service unions that have derailed every attempt to modernise the administration systems and it is the managers and senior medical staff who have been bribed‘incentivized’ by Big Pharma executives to prescribe costly and ineffective medicines where cheaper and more beneficial drugs are available.

And of course it is a bit late to be scaremongering about the evil Conservatives or loony UKIPpers privatising the NHS when it was privatized years ago by New Labour under ?Blair and Brown.

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New figures from the Department of Health show that last year £6.6 billion was taken from the NHS coffers to pay private health providers – a 50 per cent rise from before the coalition took power.

Critics of the coalition Government’s health reforms say this trend of allowing private companies to cream off NHS cash is set to increase.

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The Party Of Working People

Remember this? Wanna go back there? The Tories aren’t working either. You know what to do.

The voters of Rochester and Strood gave the out of touch, elitist political establishment a well deserved kick up the arse this week and in doing so kicked of a right kerfuffle among the leaders of the two main parties. Oh and I ought to mention they relagated the Lib Dems to a minor party, behind the Greens but still neck and neck with the Official Monster Raving Loony party.

Cammers tried to claim the UKIP victory was not as bad as it seemed. That’s true, it was worse. Not only did the Conservatives have a 10,000 majority at the last general election in 2010, UKIP did not even field a candidate.

Ed Miliband’s reaction was even worse, in an attempt at damage limitation following the disastrous tweet by former Shadow Attorney General Emily Thornberry who suggested all Rochester voters are ignorant, arse-crack-showing chavs who drape themselves in St. George’s Flag while driving white vans, Ed sacked the offending front bench elitist and tried to claim Labour were still the party of working people.

Its sort of true though, Labour has become the party of people working as lawyers, academics, university lecturers, media luvvies, social workers, fashion designers, all manner of tax eaters and all the other useless fuckers.

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Mr. Danczuk has been at the forefront of the campaign to deliver justice for children and young people who were victins of abuse. He began by opening up the case of Rochdale’s former MP, Cyril Smith, who is now dead but whose penchant for spanking naked little boys was covered up by the establishment when he was a Labour councillor and later Mayor of Rochdale and by the parlimentary whitewash machine when he was a Liberal Member of Parliament.
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The Left’s Rhetorical Technique Explained

In the first of what might become a long if irregular series of posts with the collective title, “Left Wing Authoritarianism for beginners,” your friend and mentor Little Nicky Nicky Machiavelli will expose the origins of the socialist left’s propaganda technique and its apparent dependence on slogans, dogma and mantras.

But first let’s play a little game, stop me when you think you know where this originates from, the Obama Administration Public Relations Office, the Labour Party Manifesto, Saul Alinsky’s ‘Rules For Radicals’ or the writings of Karl Marx:

The receptivity of the great masses is very limited, their intelligence is small, but their power of forgetting is enormous. In consequence of these facts, all effective propaganda must be limited to a very few points and must harp on these in slogans until the last member of the public understands what you want him to understand by your slogan. As soon as you sacrifice this slogan and try to be many-sided, the effect will piddle away, for the crowd can neither digest nor retain the material offered. In this way the result is weakened and in the end entirely cancelled out.

Well if you said “None of the above” you’d be right. The left’s substitution of slogans for reasoned argument was recommended by none other than Adolf Hitler in his 1926 side splitter “Mein Kampf”; Chapter 6, “War Propaganda” (h/t George Chen).

Does that explain why they want to reduce every debate to ‘good guys versus bad guys’ and never ever discuss the issues.