So Sunny posts this graph about the workers\’ wages.
He then tells us that:
show that right-wing ‘ideas’ on growth only involve attack workers wages
So let\’s just walk out way through this timeline, shall we?
So we see a drop in the workers\’ wages under Callaghan (Labour) then the workers\’ wages start to rise under Thatcher I….and she was a horrible righty, wasn\’t she? And under Thatcher II, then Thatcher III the worker\’s wages are still rising. Then we have even more Bastard Tories in the shape of Major I and Major II and the workers\’ wages just keep on rising.
And when does this top out? Just at the point that Gordon Brown (Labour, you will recall) started writing his own budgets. For they promised to follow the Tory (Bastard Right Wingers whose policies only involve attacks on the workers\’ wages!) for the first couple of years.
The joy of this is of course that Sunny doesn\’t in fact realise all of this. Tories oppress the workers, of course they do. Even his posting a graph which actually detailsthe opposite can\’t make him change his mind on that. The cognitive dissonance associated with finding out that capitalism really does increase wages and social democracy doesn\’t just cannot be accomodated.