Labour inheritance – crumbling economy, clipboard Nazis, targets, unintended consequences
“Gillian Duffy may have been outraged by her treatment, but boy, what a reaction she’s managed, and what a revenge she will take.
“if Britain is to have a prosperous and free future, its citizens must finally understand the true cul-de-sac, counter productive implications of Labour and the left”
DANA POINT, California – Leave it to “Not Flash” Gordon Brown to do the impossible. For the last 6 days on the west coast of America I’ve been striving on your behalf to find out what the locals think of our election. I’ve listened to radio stations and TV networks. I’ve read important newspapers like the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, USA Today, even the Fresno Bee. Nothing. Not a glimmer of interest in the general election taking place in the U.S.’s most important global ally.
Gordon Brown to the rescue.
He’s not flash, he’s just Gordon, the Labour party was saying in an earlier campaign to try and make this weirdo sociopath seem normal. But Brown showed he can do the impossible. Our election has came alive to millions across America. For the first time, U.S. nation-wide TV networks woke up, with prime time references to Brown’s moment of truth, not to mention the toe-curling recordings of his crass remarks. Even the Orange County Register devoted a half page to the story. Everybody seemed to love his humiliation. It was a moment to savour, that’s for sure.
Brown’s crass reaction to this committed Labour party voter said all you need to know about the man. All those unsubstantiated reports about his private behaviour came alive. This man is clearly an arrogant, weak bully. He has no idea about the lives and reactions of ordinary people. Brown has no right to be our Prime Minister. Poor Gillian Duffy may have been outraged by her treatment by Brown, but boy, what a reaction she’s managed, and what a revenge she will take.
Watching the last debate on the internet, even from this distance, you almost have to look away in embarrassment when Brown performs. Watching the rictus grins at inappropriate moments – in his remarks at the end – that false smile started just when he was talking about the most serious aspects of his economic policy.
So it seems that as I predicted a couple of weeks ago, the Conservatives will win by enough votes to be able to govern comfortably. This prediction was also based on the fact (well, my hope) that the British people would simply vote in the most rational way. They booted out the Tories in 1997 because they were bored, not to say disgusted, by them, and Labour had convinced them their loonies had been booted out.
This time, people have lost patience with Labour. They have been patronised and let down. The economy is in tatters. The Labour legacy is not so much a nanny state, as a fascist state in the making, with ever more intimidating laws to force us to do things we really don’t want to do, where often the state has no right to be involved. If you want a symbol of the Labour years, think of them as the clip board Nazis who have risen to the fore over the last 13 years brandishing their simple-minded target culture and its unintended consequences, the little Hitlers, who take more and more of our money and order us about, often just to let us know that they have the power, rather than for any rational policy reason.
Driving almost a thousands miles in California was a stark reminder of how oppressive Labour’s camera-obsessed society has become. From Los Angeles to Yosemite via Fresno, to Dana Point just south of Los Angeles from Sequioa, the traffic ran quickly, smoothly and safely. Not a camera in sight; Highway Patrol sightings rare.
A Conservative victory will turn out to be the clichéd poisoned-chalice. Whoever takes control of the train wreck that is our economy will quickly find they have taken full responsibility for everything. Voters will soon forget who caused the mess, and turn on those who remind us that the medicine, by necessity, leaves a bitter taste in the mouth. If only Cameron had the steel, commitment and vision required. That’s why my vote for UKIP is a probably vain hope that Labour will be forced to take responsibility for what it has done, and will be destroyed for ever as a national political party in the process. Some hopes.
But if Britain is to have a prosperous and free future, its citizens must finally understand the true cul-de-sac, counter productive implications of Labour and the left.