"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, 10 January 2011

Confused? You Will Be

But, hopefully, not as confused as Shadow Chancellor Alan Johnson in yesterday's muddle of an interview on Sky. I couldn't discern anything factual or substantial in the interview - it was just the usual political mix of hot air, waffle and misdirection. It's hard to believe he was touted by many as a future PM:


  1. He could always go back to delivering mail, I suppose. Together with his sack of uselessness, Reddy!

    "On Sky News on Sunday Mr Johnson said the "secondary class one-rate [National Insurance contributions] for employers" would have gone up 1% to 21% had Labour won the general election. He was later reminded that the current rate was 12.8%. Asked at the press conference whether this threw into question the ability and judgement of the shadow chancellor, Mr Miliband said: "Alan clearly knows about these things." Duh!"

  2. I don't know if the Post Office will want him back once it's been privatised - they usually chop out dead wood as soon as new management moves in.

    I missed that from Miliband - thank you - he can't put a foot right can he, it always goes straight into his mouth.


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