Saturday, 16 June 2012

How Can Anyone Like Toryism?

The Tory machine grinds on in its determination to impose its will, claiming that it's policy on financial cuts is necessary in view of what that naughty Labour Party did.

Well, the last Labour government was by no means perfect - it certainly did not provide for a rainy day - but the Tories live according to (putting it politely) kidology. They say they're "cutting" but in the process are borrowing more, and wasting more as a result of their various u-turns. They do not know what they're doing, and instead of doing something directly to help the young get into work instead decide that letting the banks have more money to loan to business is the way forward. Will the banks do what is intended at affordable interest rates? I doubt it.

It seems that a one-time very senior Tory figure not so long ago succinctly explained that the Conservative Party was a "coalition of privileged interests. Its main purpose is to defend that privilege. And the way it wins elections is by giving just enough to just enough other people". The "other people" are now disaffected; it's all going wrong. Please read this article:

Yes, the Labour Party is not ideal either, and the Liberals certainly aren't.

So, what is needed? I would still vote Labour on the premise that they care more about the needy and are more all-embracing in their philosophy, but I accept that they do tend to get their sums wrong.

Some would say that a combination - a coalition - of all parties would be the best option. Now this idea sounds fine in theory but until politicians start speaking to one another with their hearts instead of their egos, the idea is doomed to fail.

Yes, what is required is nothing short of a re-appraisal of ourselves ... who are we? what is the purpose of life? .... and rigorously apply the doctrine of "do unto others what we would do unto ourselves".

What we certainly don't want is power in the hands of the self-interested few ... in effect those that have inherited the ethos of the Normans. Yes, times haven't changed that much in 1,000 years. The only ones that like Toryism are the ones with money in their pockets or who are living in the delusion that they will get money in their pockets by voting for them.