Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Labour promise "A future fair for all" and the Liberal Democrats promise "Building a fairer Britain". Guess what? Life isn't fair. Get over it.
Life is an accident; where we were born and to whom. We are at the mercy of our genes and our environment. Some of us are more intelligent than others and some of us are stronger than others. Some of us are leaders, but most of us are followers. And some of us are simply more fortunate and make better choices than others. And so it goes on; we are not all equal.
It is a deception for any political party to promises fairness, because it can never and will never, be achievable.
All that can be done is to give people the opportunities to be their best; some will take those opportunities and some will not. But a few people, for whatever reason will be unable to take those opportunities and it's those people who need additional help.
Friday, April 16, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
Saturday, April 3, 2010
Until today, Labour had successfully rewritten history. They had managed to paint the nineteen-eighties as a miserable decade for Britain, whilst airbrushing the nineteen-seventies out of the national consciousness.
It's easy to understand why: Labour were in power for most of the seventies, but the seventies were actually a grey, miserable decade, riven with industrial action by unions demanding (and securing) ever higher pay settlements for their members and turning our industries into uncompetitive shadows of their former selves. By contrast, the Conservatives were in power for all of the eighties; a brighter, optimistic time for many, and perhaps the darkest of times for a Labour party stuck in the past and trying to adapt to a changing Britain.
The irony is that most of the people promoting the distorted, Labour view, aren't even old enough to remember any of it...but I do.