Although Cameron could be described as positively liberal, the party he stands at the front of is still full of the rich, xenophobic, anti-european, anti-scotish/irish/welsh/northern-english old men that have run the party for decades.What scares the brits here the most about the prospect of (probably) a long/short period of time with Cameronism? And visa versa, what are you looking forward to?
and in my opinion no regions are treated much differently, the problem is the tories spin it that way and make their middle-england-upper-middle-class heartland feel hard done to.Why do you think there is an anti-celt cabal in the Tory party? What is you evidence? They just do not think of the regions, any regions at all, it not especially anti-celt or northern its anti-everywhere in so far as they just do not think that the regions should be especially treated.
that is what i mean, he portrays himself as a liberal so well that some people think he is.Cameron btw is not liberal at all, he has disguised his Tory right wing credentials very well so far, none the less he is from the right of the party.
Well Scotland and NI get shedloads of cash per head at the moment - I think you are right in one sense - that will be cut. But some of the English regions have quite a bit of deprivation too.and in my opinion no regions are treated much differently, the problem is the tories spin it that way and make their middle-england-upper-middle-class heartland feel hard done to.
that is what i mean, he portrays himself as a liberal so well that some people think he is.
There's a saying that nothing's worse than a recovering addict. Thatcher was that way, since she worked her way up, anyone should be able to, much in the same way some of those who's been able to stop smoking, drinking or using drugs think people who can't do it are weak, that it's their own fault, after all, how hard could it be when they were able to? It's in the heart of the liberal idea of people being responsible for their own lives, therefore individuals should have as much room to develop themselves into what they want to be, in other words, less taxes, less regulations, more freedom to the individual in an economical sort of way. It was at the core of Thatcherism, and it's still at the core of neo-conservatism. Sounds familiar? Sure it is, it's what republicans are talking about when they proclaim the idea of small government.There is a strand of working class people made good by hard work in the Tory Party - Mrs Thatcher was the embodiment of that and why she was the way she was - nothing was impossible. One step too far though, the poll tax. ...
Do I hear wispers of "real America"?and in my opinion no regions are treated much differently, the problem is the tories spin it that way and make their middle-england-upper-middle-class heartland feel hard done to.
No there really doesn't. The idea that we are enslaved to the markets is a con. Simply because either these markets are all knowing, unfeeling things that God himself can't even meddle with and then suddenly they are these little wallflowers that must be nurtured and look after and are vewy, vewy fwightened.The markets could well crucify us - there must be a creditable Government by then - there just must be.
Precisely. We're a post-colonial power living way beyond our means. Most of the population still seem to think we can trade and exist off our nineteenth century credentials - and the world still owes us some kind of living.Come on, get a grip - what have we been living on?
Apologies for the swears, but I know all that, and am of the opinion that we shouldn't be held in thrall to what is, after all, a fucking casino.Plissken
They put the price of the debt up - costing us more to service said debt, making the adjustments we must make to LOWER the debt all the harder.
What, like another Scotsman who was the face of a national institution in the past decade? (David Tennant)great choice in images plissken. pretty much sums up what i was thinking when i heard 30 mins ago. It was impossible for him to stay on. i honestly expected him to be dragged out of Downing street kicking and screaming shouting "no! i don't want to go!"