It seems inconceivable that the Tories, with or without the LibDems, could even get elected dog-catcher in 2015, and yet look at the newspapers online and it’s all too clear that getting them back is perfectly possible, especially if Ed fails to unite the Left (I think he might have spent too long, now, playing the ToryLite game – I hope I’m wrong), and the vote is frittered away among the minor parties.
A left-wing vote for the Greens really is Continue reading
A tweet on Twitter asks “1,100 disabled people died last year after they were found “fit for work”. Is the risk of 1% cheating worse than this?”
The answer of course, would be a resounding no, except for the fact that this has nothing to do with fraud, or the inability of this country to support (and, of late, to protect), its most vulnerable citizens.
It has nothing to do with fraud because it has everything to do with hatred. Continue reading
At a national level, government of the people, by the people, and for the people has been a myth for a long time. Maybe it always has been. Oh, the Americans have enshrined it in their constitution, and doubtless some still fondly believe that’s what they have, but there, as much as anywhere else, it’s meaningless; the masses are governed, and the wealthy elite govern. In the past, in other countries, it might have been an intellectual elite, but it’s always been an elite of some sort, almost always rooted in money.
Just like here, which is how we came to be saddled with a Continue reading
I’m seeing a lot of advice, online, suggesting that people should vote for the Green Party, UKIP (wtf?), or pretty much any of the smaller parties, rather than Labour or Conservative. Or LibDems for that matter.
To do that would bring down upon us a disaster of truly epic proportions.
Why? Simple, Tory voters are loyal to the party even if they loathe its leader (in the 70s and 80s I knew many Tory’s who despised Thatcher but would never have contemplated voting for another party), and if potential Labour voters scatter their votes among a flotilla of smaller parties and independents, then you can be absolutely certain of Continue reading
Since the cuts currently in the system will reduce many people to penury, just where is that dishonest fuck Osborne going to find another £10 billion to strip out of the benefits system?
Short of having disabled people put down – a solution which no doubt appeals to his boss, whose obsession with and hatred of the disabled is positively insane – I can see only one possibility. As well as ESA making it almost impossible for a disabled person to get into the support group – if you’re terminally ill you can work to you snuff it, stop whinging! – I suspect that the entire system – or perhaps DLA/PIP – will be closed to new applicants.
Further, if Cameron Continue reading
It’s my feeling, especially if Cameron gets a majority at the next election in 2015 – and there’s a good chance he will unless things change dramatically (an effective leader of the opposition might help) – that there is a very strong likelihood of the sick and disabled being stripped of their benefits and housed in workhouses and camps, fed, clothed, medicated, but that’s all. And even that much might be marginal, if some genius decides our drugs cost too much.
Why? Because, Continue reading