- Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:31 am #520718
The tactic this week is to keep mentioning Venezuela. The only people who have heard of Venezuela and its political scene are unlikely to vote Tory anyway. They may as well be talking about Nambia.
I like to suggest Somalia as an example of where small government will take you.Andy McDandy wrote:"You don't want farmer Jones back, do you?"
Funny we never counter by saying Sweden, or Finland.
Brexit Tories opened the door to revolution. Corbynites walked through
Ten years on, Corbyn’s antagonists vastly overestimate Britain’s cultural abhorrence of radical leftism as a potential conveyor towards economic ruin, possibly tyranny. The cold war is ancient history to first-time voters. To remember two Germanys you have to be well into your 30s, and the memory alone is not enough to guarantee suspicion of grey-haired politicians who once equivocated over preference for the western one. It is not enough even when those politicians, guided by some doctrinaire muscle memory, still tilt towards the Kremlin on foreign policy.
But the big change is that, with Brexit, the Tories have normalised all forms of radicalism. By hurling themselves at a plan in defiance of sober economic counsel, Conservatives have raised the bar for what counts as a dangerous gamble with the nation’s prosperity; they may have removed it altogether. They march to the drumbeat of revolutionary fantasy, urging sceptics to believe that anything is possible with an effort of will. The prime minister touts a panacea policy that is meant to satisfy every conceivable social and economic grievance. She will spare no expense to get it done, leave no magic money tree unshaken. When that is the ethos of government, ministers can hardly complain if the opposition takes the same approach. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... are_btn_fb" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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