Archive for the ‘Labour’ Category

Labour’s hari kiri: annihilation awaits

7 August 2009

Voice of the Resistance has written a heart-felt piece today, with which many of us will have sympathy.

The Labour Party conference will be interesting. Should there be plans to oust Brown before the GE, we should see stirrings at the conference. Steve Richards rightly asserts that if Fondlebum and Harperson run for Leadership of the Labour party, they will further decimate what pitiful credibility they have left.

Labour MPs hate Fondlebum and Harperson with a vengeance, but they have nobody in their ranks with sufficient guts or callibre to offer in their stead. Not that Harperson can be considered a person of callibre. She’s a street fighter who’s prepared to fight dirty – like Fondlebum.

At the same time, Brown is holed below the waterline. I disagree with Steve Richards that Brown will lead the party to a hung parliament – the whole country despises him. If he stays, his party will be annihilated at the GE. 

Fondlebum might just slither his way into the top job – he’s cunning and vicious enough to see off opposition. Should he manage it, the country will be reminded of his EU credentials, his determination to ratify the Lisbon Treaty and take us into the Euro.

That won’t go down well.

Labour’s only hope of avoiding a wipeout (and I believe they’re too dispirited a party to see it) is James Purnell and others of his ilk.

Purnell garnered for himself a smidgeon of credibility when he knifed Brown. But just a smidgeon.

All the other Labour MPs with any integrity (Field, Hoey, etc.) are LP outcasts because they refused to toe the party line, instead opting to retain integrity.

If there’s one thing people want to see in politics now, it’s integrity. So they’re sunk.

While it is depressing that these odious creatures still run our lives and ruin the country, each passing day brings fresh hari kiri from Labour’s rotting ranks.

I look forward to the day when there’s not one of them left standing.

Labour saving device

2 August 2009

Hat tip: The Anglo Saxon Chronicle

Peter Hitchens was right all along

25 July 2009

Many die-hard Labour supporters were still swallowing Labour’s “narrative” (crap, to you and me) in 2006, even though the wheels were beginning to wobble on the vehicle of state they were driving to ruin.

Peter Hitchens, once a commie, but now a realist, belted these lefties with logic and sound argument. They laughed!

The four videos below comprise a compendium of the best of Hitchens on Question Time, from 2006 to 2009.

They’re not laughing at his views now!

Pensioner bankruptcy up by 164%

4 July 2009

Thanks to this government’s profligacy, its increasing demands placed on councils causing council tax to soar, and low interest rates, pensioners are increasingly unable to make ends meet. Consequently, 2,595 pensioners went bankrupt in 2008. Rising inflation put more pressure on pensioners, whose disposable incomes were mostly spent on essentials, such as food and utility bills.

Wilkins Kennedy accountants analysed figures from the Insolvency Service, concluding that bankruptcies among pensioners rose at more than double the rate of all other age groups.

Pensioners are particularly vulnerable to rising costs as they rely on fixed incomes and interest on their savings. Most often, their disposable incomes are so low that the smallest of rises in the basic cost of living can easily put them in the red.

This government has treated pensioners abominably and I trust they will reap the revenge of the silver class at the general election – a very sizeably proportion of the population.

Read the full story.

More Labour LIES: Immigration

27 June 2009

Opposition motion to hold Iraq inquiry in public fails

24 June 2009

After impassioned speeches from all parties, the motion to hold the inquiry into the Iraq war failed by 299 to 260 votes.

After much criticism, Brown to his earlier decision to make the inquiry private, he said it was up to the inquiry’s chairman, Sir John Chilcot, to decide whether to hold some sessions in public.

As usual, the government’s arguments were specious and wooden – the same lame arguments it uses for everything else. And yet, it defeated the motion.

Of one thing the Labour government can be sure – if the inquiry does not satisfy the public that it is fairly, openly and honestly conducted, the public will not let this rest and neither will the Conservatives.

Once Labour is out of power, it can expect another Iraq inquiry, over which it will have no control. Labour is putting off until tomorrow what it should do today and they will regret it.

Grubby MPs do it again

23 June 2009

Just when you think you’re at a turning point in depressing times – that things can only get better – Labour MPs indulge in grubby politics and elect the most unsuitable of all candidates to be Speaker.

Did anyone notice that during Speaker Bercow’s acceptance speech in the Commons, he addressed mainly the Labour benches? He fawned. It was as though he were affirming some pact which he had made with them.

Tory MP Nadine Dorries accuses Labour of playing party politics with the vote and says it is “almost a two-fingered salute” to the public.

Not that Nadine’s star shines much. But she’s right.

John Rentoul tries to dig Labour out of its own hole

21 June 2009

In the Independent, John Rentoul tries to paint the Tories as being more wicked than Labour regarding the expenses scandal, when in fact it is the other way round.

He says:

In the haste shown by both parties to set up procedures to judge the misdemeanours and hold back the tide of mob justice, mistakes have been made. But there seems to be a larger, systemic injustice, which is that those treated harshly tend to be Labour. Yes, I know many Tory MPs feel hard done-by. Last week, they circulated a letter accusing David Cameron of “Stalinism” – one of the least wounding insults in politics, fixated as it is with the idea of strong leadership. But the striking difference is between Blears and Ussher on one hand and Osborne on the other. There is, of course, one other difference, which is that the sums of money involved on the Tory side are much larger – according to the Daily Mail, Osborne made a £748,000 profit from the sale of his London house three years ago.

It may be only by his speed and decisiveness that Cameron has headed off awkward questions about why Tory MPs, including him, have done so well out of taxpayer-funded property investment. As the Government, Labour is obviously more exposed, but Gordon Brown’s clumsiness has made it worse for his side.

Firstly, we have no way of knowing whether the accusatory letter was even sent by a Tory. As far as we know, it could have been sent by the likes of McBride. He has form.

Secondly, There were more Labour MPs who ‘suffered’ than Tory, simply because more Labour MPs transgressed! And their crimes were of a greater magnitude.

Why is Alistair Darling not facing sanction, when he was guilty of the worst of the offenses – flipping in order to maximise his monthly income, and to avoid paying inheritance tax? Why should such a man be in the Cabinet, let alone in charge of the country’s finances, if he can’t be trusted with his own expenses? He should have been axed!

Making a profit on the sale of your property is not a crime. Were it a crime, why have we not seen the likes of Hoon prosecuted? He, after all, made a fortune, financed by the public.

Gordon Brown was at the heart of creating this expenses fiasco in the first place – do you not recall that he was the worst Chancellor ever, before he became the worst Prime Minister in British history?

Take off your rose-tinted spectacles Rentoul. We’ve all had ours torn off with a vengeance, years ago.

Make no mistake – Brown will be the ruination of the Labour Party. He destroys everything he touches. And he won’t go unless he is prized out of No. 10 with a crowbar, even if it destroys the Labour party and Britain.

Ipsos Mori Public Sector voting intentions

16 June 2009

Unison commissioned Ipsos Mori to determine the voting intentions of the population at large and a ‘booster sample’ of public sector workers. Public sector workers are more inclined to vote Labour than the public at large.

Public at large:

CON 39% (-1),

LAB 25% (+7),

LDEM 19% (+1)

… which leaves 17% undecided or voting for other parties.

Public Sector workers:

CON 32% (-1)

LAB 25% (+7)

LDEM 19% (+1)

… which leaves 24% undecided or voting for other parties.

Ipsos MORI interviewed a representative quota sample of 1,001 adults in Great Britain aged 18 and over. Interviews were conducted by telephone between 12th and 14th June 2009. In addition, Ipsos MORI conducted 251 ‘booster’ interviews among public sector workers

  • Data are weighted to match the profile of the population by gender, age, working status (including public vs. private sector workers), region, housing tenure, social class and car ownership.
  • Voting data percentages are based on all naming a party.
  • Trend data based on c.1,000 GB adults aged 18+ unless otherwise specified.

Damien McBride is back working for Labour behind the scenes

15 June 2009

Scotland on Sunday reports that Damien McBride is back on the government payroll:

LABOUR sources have claimed that disgraced spin doctor Damian McBride has begun operating once again behind the scenes for Labour government.

Just weeks after McBride was forced to resign after writing an e-mail suggesting that Conservative leaders be smeared, insiders say the former special adviser is actively working for ministers again.

Downing Street last night insisted McBride had not returned. But one respected party figure said that while the former adviser was not working at Number 10, he was engaged in informal briefings once again.

Why aren’t the opposition parties challenging his re-appointment? Why are they letting Brown get away with this?

Who are these Labour sources?