Sunday, 26 September 2010

Oh Dear, Ed - You Still Don't Get It

Ed Miliband, newly annointed Leader of the Labour Party, has an article in the Sunday Telegraph - and unfortunately he forgot to hit the re-write button before pressing send.
"A new generation was entrusted with transforming our party and making sure that, once again, we stand up for the interests of families across Britain. We have a lot of ground to make up if we are to rebuild the broad coalition of support that swept us to power in 1997."
Like admitting that you and your colleagues were financially incompetent; that you attempted to rig the voting system with (a) an unparalled level of immigration and (b) increasing the public sector workforce who were then dependent on your largesse for their income;  that you sold out your country by signing the Lisbon Treaty, having previously denied the electorate their referendum; that you decimated the pub industry by the introduction of the smoking ban; that you were not the slightest bit interested in the country's well-being, but more interested in your own power and privileges - examples which will do for starters.
"I am proud of much that we achieved in office, but I am not someone who thinks that we have to defend every step we took. We made mistakes. We have to acknowledge them if we are to move on and address the challenges of the future."
It would probably be a good point at which to start were you to apologise to the country for all the matters raised in the preceding paragraph. And oh yes, you do have to defend every one of the decisions that you and your colleagues took - most definitely.
"They wanted a government that would stand up for Britain, but when it came to Iraq – the defining foreign policy test of our time in office – they lost trust in us."
Unfortunately it was not just Iraq, was it? The last Labour administration was quite content to allow this country to be taken over by Brussels and implement measures dictated by them that will mean we will be faced with crippling payments for an energy system that cannot - and never will - deliver.

Miliband E writes about faulty economics yet does not acknowledge Labour's failure to adhere to what must be the first rule of economics - namely to not spend money that you haven't got. He continues by saying that Labour have to show "they are a government in waiting" and that that is a tough challenge and will be a long journey. Anyone on the electoral role, should not forget MiliE's party and their record in government, which should mean MiliE will be an old man before he gets his hands on the reins of power. Where MiliE and his party gain is that through their efforts History as a subject is not really taught in our schools. Were it, then all would know of Labour's incompetence from their past efforts under Attlee, Wilson, Callaghan, Blair and Brown.

MiliE and his party should take heed of the following quotation, the two subjects of which they are totally guilty.
"Nothing can destroy a government more quickly than its failure to observe its own laws, or worse its disregard of the charter of its own existence."
US Supreme Court Justice Tom C. Clark - Mapp vs Ohio

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah, I’m so looking forward to MiliE’s return to power.

More children’s fingerprints and DNA on databases, more children taken away from parents by the state to meet targets, more innocent people carted off to Bulgaria under a European Arrest Warrant, more redistribution of our industry and jobs to African and Indian fraudsters, … oh, you know the rest.

Poor old Ed M has to realize something – the lost votes of ‘working class’ people such as myself have long ago disappeared over the horizon, and they won’t be returning to him or the rest of the LibLabCon.

‘Sod the lot of them’.

Witterings From Witney said...

A, heartily agree with your last comment!