Sunday, 21 February 2010

"A Future Fair For All"

So can Gordon Brown provide "a future fair for all"?

No. The richest 10% of the population are more than 100 times as wealthy as the poorest 10% of society.

He can't seem to say anything that is actually true, even his own supporters no longer trust him.

He was behind Iraq, and has yet to apologise for the many thousands that died there.
He is happy for our troops to continue to die fot no reason and kill innocents in Afghanistan.

Our economy is in a mess, he promised he had got rid of boom and bust, he got rid of the regulations that were protecting us instead.
Then he protected those who caused the mess, leaving the us to pay for a mess he was in part responsible for.
He has let some huge corporations get away with paying minimal tax while small businesses suffer.

We were promised that he would get rid of child poverty by 2020, halving it by 2010, but he failed.
He promised to reduce carbon emissions but failed. Labour's commitment to reduce emissions by 20% by 2010 was in its 1997, 2001 and 2005 manifestos.

He suggests parlimentary reform after trying to protect those who fiddled their expenses.
He offers proportional representation but too late for this parliament.

Fairness would see several Labour people either in prison of removed from politics; but I won't hold my breath waiting for it to happen.

It would see him stand in an election, but if he did, he would loose, so expect him to delay that as long as he can. Many are expecting a poll in May, but he may well go for the latest possible date in an attempt to cling to power as long as he can.

As Adrian Ramsay said at the Green Party Conference: "How can they be trusted to be fair when bankers are still getting bonuses, yet the recession is still putting thousands of other people out of work? The people who gambled with our money, who built the house of credit cards that now has crashed, get bailed out, but everyone else picks up the bill. That doesn't sound like Fair for All. That sounds like a banker's ‘Free For All'."

Fairness is worth fighting for.


howard thomas said...

Do you expect a Tory(or a Labourite) to work out what fair means ?
They are all too busy feathering their nests in those ivory towers!

Adrian Windisch said...

Not all, about half.

Many of them must know their gravy train is coming to an end.