... extends across our whole society. Their 13 years of elected vandalism left us with a country changed as it never has been changed before. And it was deliberate.
Look at their shocking record.
The longest ever period of Labour government left us with our longest and deepest ever economic 'bust'. Nothing new there about Labour leaving a financial crisis behind because they screw up the economy every time we are foolish enough to elect them. They also:
...Spent, spent and spent, borrowed, borrowed and borrowed - creating a society dependent upon benefits.
...Taxed, taxed and taxed us yet again with their 'stealth taxes' driving the economy into the ground and damaging enterprise.
...Sold off Britain's gold when it was at a record low ($275/ounce - now at $1,400/ounce), against advice
...Destroyed what was the best funded pension system in the world, taking £5bn a year in taxes out of our pensions claiming we would not notice!!!
...Destroyed our savings by keeping interest rates too low too long with a mad inflation brief to the Bank of England and cutting tax-free savings amounts
...Created a housing and debt bubble with that inflation brief.
...Imposed more red tape, rule and regulations than any other government in our history, much of it eagerly endorsing impositions from the EU.
...Created a charter to protect the rights of criminals at the cost of decent law-abiding people, better known as the the criminal rights act.
That is just off the top of my head and now...
...we hear they actually sent people out encourgage more immigration and for what reason? Political, as a way to get new votes because they could no longer rely on their traditional vote.
You really could not make it up.
Anyone who is even tempted to vote Labour again deserves to be committed for life to a loony bin.
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Brian Dixoncor flipping heck this blog is quickly becoming a ukip/anti everything blog.Yesterday 07:02
Alexander DA large proportion of Labour's support probably stems from immigrants.Yesterday 03:14
PhilipPI haven't read the book but it's what I could see happening twenty odd years ago.
We have very little to look forward too. We produce very little that other countries want, We are committing suicide with our environmental and energy policies and still piling up that debt mountain.
The great hope, the most stupid hope is that HS2 and creating a low carbon economy will save us -
It won't it will bankrupt us.
Anyhow take read of this review and stare the facts in the face.
Man the lifeboats.
http://www.businessinsider.com/the-uk-has-just-had-one-lost-decade-and-its-about-to-enter-a-second-2013-518 May 2013 21:12
howard mcsweeney1to paraphrase barry the bit about the reds bringng in immigrants to vote for them is pure unadulterated tripe. other than a few clued up poles who voted in a polish councillor in an east midlands market town i doubt that more than a handful from the 1997 onwards intake are even on the electoral register.
immigrants tend to take between 20 and 30 years to get an interest and involvement in politics and even then they tend to vote for the party they are attracted to.18 May 2013 17:31
Lesley IvesThanks for that information Barry. What was the source of your information and could you put up the comparable for the Tories please?18 May 2013 13:35
BarryWTom - The Tories, or rather the coalition, inherited Labour's massive deficit. Are you agreeing with me then that they should have cut spending faster and deeper than they did? You cannot have it both ways, complaining about the borrowing since the coalition came to power and oppose what is needed to reduce borrowing.
But for you of course, ignorance of economics is bliss, as most of the rest of what you said demonstrates. Typical B****y socialist and exactly why your type should never get anywhere near power again.
VAT at 20% is hardly a stealth tax. Open and transparent, a better option than higher income tax.
Pensions - yes they did ignore advice with their half-baked stakeholder and on many other pension issues including their tax raid.
Interest rates need to be set to reflect the economic cycle, they were too low too long during a period of growth when they should have risen to hold back borrowing and curb the housing bubble. Now the economy needs low rates.
The housing bubble was a result of interest rate policy. Nothing to do with Conservative policies now or then. We now have the opposite problem.
As for the rest of your tripe, it does not need a response from me as it is self-evident in its nonsense.
You enjoy your Saturday too Tom - I certainly will.....18 May 2013 12:32
Tom Austin"The longest ever period of Labour government left us with our longest and deepest ever economic 'bust'."
Ah yes, it could also be said that things went down hill as soon as we had colour television.
".Spent, spent and spent, borrowed, borrowed and borrowed"
As do the Tories today, only we have so little to show for it.
" their 'stealth taxes' 2
Who set VAT at 20%?
Gold, has fallen sharply of late...must be one of these 'cyclical' thingamajigs.
"Destroyed what was the best funded pension system in the world"
Was this too, against advice?
"keeping interest rates too low "
Interest rates are not "too" low now then, perhaps money is now being invested to stimulate growth?
"Created a housing and debt bubble "
No, no. Carried on with the Conservative H&D bubble policies, as Dave and GO are attempting.
".Imposed more red tape," How are things just now with fuel price fixing, more red tape to come?
" eagerly endorsing impositions from the EU" Gay marriage? Anything to divert attention from Tory failings.
"Created a charter"
This was done in the late forties, to great (and continued) acclaim.
"encourage more immigration"
Lets say that 'they' do this to drive down wages, 'you' do it to help with the H&D bubble.
"You really could not make it up."
Apparently, you can.
"life to a loony bin"
That just about perfectly describes life in the UK under our two and a half Party System.
Enjoy your Saturday Barry.18 May 2013 09:37