"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Monday, 14 June 2010

Osborne: Don't Lose Sovereignty To The Market

Osborne seems to be missing the mark and stuttering and stumbling in this afternoon's OBR statement - or perhaps that was just in the bit that I saw. He read mostly head down, from notes - there was none of the humorous bravado we've seen in the past.

The British contribution to the EU will rise from £3bn in 2008 to £10.3bn in 2014. Why?   And don't give me the guff about Blair negotiating away our rebate.  Why can't this govt do anything about it?   The answer is that it doesn't have the balls to be truthful - just like every government since 1972.

I've had enough of the coalition blaming the last government. I have lived with the mistakes of the past 13yrs and I want to know what the LibServatives are going to do about it. No wonder the Labour Party is still harping on about Margaret Thatcher - that's what govts do when they have no policies of their own. The LibServatives need to shape up.

After Osborne it was the uninspiring Master of Doom Chris Huhne, Energy & Climate Change Secretary who, no doubt, gets on very well with Caroline Spelman and her husband.

All I ask of this new government is that they look to the source and not the outcome.  Find the root of the decay and cut it out; I don't think that's asking too much of them.  I'd like to see root canal work rather than veneers.

The image comes courtesy of The EU

Shortly before [Osborne] entered the Chamber, Dennis Skinner fled


  1. Oddly, the Tories don't seem to be watching the alternative media closely - they're decidedly behind the curve.

  2. I don't know what they're playing at, Fausty. They seem to be pulling back on many of Labour's worst policies re civil liberties (good) but also continue to make policy announcements over which they have no ultimate control - because the final word lies with the EU. Why they won't grab the bull by the horns, I don't know. I suppose they're just making soothing noises to us and hope that we won't notice (like Labour), which wouldn't be surprising.


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