Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Currain For Tories

Tories seem confused about benefits, and why curtains closed in houses

Like many working in construction I often leave the house while it is still dark. So before I had a family curtains remain closed because no one was home.

In the past I have done night shifts, curtains closed in yhe day as I am sleeping.

There are other circumstances that can account for closed curtains, but Osbourne and his ilk are not interested. To them it spells scrounger, when it actually betrays their lack of understanding of ordinary people.

9 comments:

Jonathan said...

I leave the curtains closed because it keeps the heat in, and means less CO2 emissions (and money) spent on heating.

Adrian Windisch said...

Well said.

There are plenty of other reasons, naturists or those who want privacy for example.

Jonathan H said...

If you're going to have a go at someone, at least make the effort of getting basic facts right!

Currain for Tories, eh? Who's this Currain person? I've never heard of them. Edwina Currain perhaps?

Tories seem confused about benefits, and why curtains closed in houses

Oh, curtains. "Curtain for Tories". Just the one curtain for them?

Like many working in construction I often leave the house while it is still dark. So before I had a family curtains remain closed because no one was home

Announcing to every passing burglar that no-one is home. Hmm, smart move.

In the past I have done night shifts, curtains closed in yhe day as I am sleeping. There are other circumstances that can account for closed curtains, but Osbourne and his ilk are not interested. To them it spells scrounger, when it actually betrays their lack of understanding of ordinary people.

Which Osbourne? Ozzy Osbourne? Sharon Osbourne? Why would they care - I can't see Ozzy as being an early riser.

There was a chap with a similar sounding but differently spelled name called George Obsorne. He was on the radio one morning and said:

"It is unfair that people listening to this programme going out to work see the neighbour next door with the blinds down because they are on benefits."

I guess you wouldn't be talking about that comment, though, what with Osborne specifically stating the reason for the blinds (not curtains) being down (not drawn).

Perhaps you should pop in a few earwax drops, draw the curtains and get a good nights sleep....

Adrian Windisch said...

You make a big fuss about a type but get your facts wrong yourself. Why else would the LD say this http://www.libdemvoice.org/in-praise-of-people-with-drawn-curtains-in-the-morning-32022.html

Jonathan H said...

Oh, where did I get facts wrong?
Which point was in error?

Adrian Windisch said...

You didnt read what I said then. Why would the LD be discussing curtains if Cameron or Osborne hadnt used them in a speech. If blinds were also used so what, it makes no difference

In your point about burglars you agreed with my basic premise, curtains closed can mean empty house not lazy people asleep. Thanks for giving another good example to make my point.

Jonathan H said...

Why would the LD be discussing things that weren't said? I dunno - a desperate attempt to misquote something hoping others won't bother to read the original quote?

The FULL verbatim quote as it appears in the Guardian and, according to Google 407 other places, is as follows:

"So we are absolutely clear that those with the broadest shoulders must bear the broadest burden. But our conception of fairness, and this is perhaps where we differ from the Labour party, also extends to the welfare system. We also think it's unfair that when that person leaves their home early in the morning, they pull the door behind them, they're going off to do their job, they're looking at their next-door neighbour, the blinds are down, and that family is living a life on benefits. That is unfair as well, and we are going to tackle that as part of tackling this country's economic problems."

It's very specific - and that family is living a life on benefits - not "and that family works night shifts" or "and that family are naturists".

Anyway, it all rather pales into significance when you consider the last 24 hours has revealed almost certainly one of the biggest political scandals for years - collusion of politicians and service police officers to falsify records and bring down the career of a politician. Looks like at least one person is going to be lounging at her majesty's pleasure for a few years - perjury always carries a sentence.

You see why it's important to get the facts right? Because believe it or not, there are people out there making mischief and political capital out of misquoting stuff.

Imagine that...

Jonathan H said...

Shame you haven't felt able to allow the posting of my previous reply. Anyway, back to unemployment, what do you think about this?

http://www.lbc.co.uk/listen-jobless-man-who-refuses-to-get-up-at-8am-64710

Adrian Windisch said...

Sorry if I missed one Jonathan H, didnt see that comment. You have chosen one quote, there are others where he said something a bit different.

So well done, you have found a single person who doesnt want to get up and work. As I recall there have been other similar stories, but the majority of people want to work. Or indeed are working but not getting enough to live on.

And many others are making the same point, not just me and the LD. See below:

http://www.disabilitynewsservice.com/index.php/2012/10/conservative-conference-osbornes-speech-risks-collateral-damage-says-tory/