Things Will Only Get Bitter

Tackling poverty was one of the key goals of New Labour. By doing so, Tony Blair, as then Shadow Home Secretary argued crime would fall. There would be tougher prison sentences for those who commit crimes in the years of plenty.

What a d ream. How awful does that song sound now? How hollow does it make you feel?

New Labour will leave Britain with a giant increase in public expenditure, having increased it both in cash terms and gdp terms, but with nothing to show for it. Financed by debt and City money that is no longer there and will never return. What a legacy. (Of course, the World is a lot safer now because of the actions they took to remove Sadam Hussein – yeah right).

Da Leader

What happened to the Labour target of tackling poverty?

According to The Institute for Fiscal Studies, Poverty levels, at the time the recession started, amongst those without dependent children is higher now than at any point since 1961.

Wages have stagnated with median wages having risen by only £1 per week since 2006. In the mean time the pay of a Member of Parliament is higher than 95% of the population they serve. Not exactly something to keep the workers happy.

Housing was at crisis point before the depression started, it is now a disaster. According to the Lib Dem Leader, there are 70% more people on the Housing Waiting List than in 1997. The budget for house building is slashed again in the Labour “no cuts” budget (it was already below 1997 levels in cash terms), and the cross Party supported Local Housing Allowance will be effectively scrapped next year in the lovely “no cuts” Labour budget.

The Prime Minister is denying public expenditure cuts that appear in his own budget.

We were lied to about a War. We were told that Britain does not torture and now we have this.

Metropolitan Police officers subjected suspects to waterboarding, according to allegations at the centre of a major anti-corruption inquiry, The Times has learnt.

The torture claims are part of a wide-ranging investigation which also includes accusations that officers fabricated evidence and stole suspects’ property. It has already led to the abandonment of a drug trial and the suspension of several police officers…

..The waterboarding claims will fuel the debate about police conduct that has raged in the wake of hundreds of public complaints of brutality at the anti-G20 protests in April.

The part of the inquiry focusing on alleged police brutality has been taken over by the Independent Police Complaints Commission. It is examining the conduct of six officers connected to drug raids in November in which four men and a woman were arrested at addresses in Enfield and Tottenham. Police said they found a large amount of cannabis and the suspects were charged with importation of a Class C drug. The case was abandoned four months later when the Crown Prosecution Service said it would not have been in the public interest to proceed. It is understood that the trial, by revealing the torture claims, would have compromised the criminal investigation into the six officers.

For cannabis?

Whatever next?

When will this authoritarian bunch of crooks go, along with their ennobled barrow boys, their thugs and their enablers?

You have children being added to the DNA database daily. As highlighted by the Lib Dem PPC for St Holborn. How many more civil liberties do we have to lose?

At the moment we do not need to worry about PR letting in Fascists. We have a fascist Government.

Is Alex Jones really a nut? Maybe, but a broken clock is still right twice a day.


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