Err, Polly?

Shrinking the state smaller than the US is not what people want,

But that is what they voted for, by a larger margin than Labour’s 2005 victory….

11 thoughts on “Err, Polly?”

  1. and there’s polling that says people want less tax now.

    One problem with the left is that they have no discernment about cuts. Cutting benefits so poor people can’t live in Westminster? Yeah, you’re not going to get much sympathy from people living in Slough who have a half hour commute to London each day. Cutting benefits after 2 kids? Again, most people consider child 3 as a luxury.

    I had a (lefty) neighbour complaining about the local gallery being cut to 2 days opening (evil tories, etc). And it’s a good gallery of 20th century art in the era before people made piles of bricks and Piss Christ. But even on a Saturday, there’s only ever about another handful of people when I visit. It’s pretty much justifiable to cut the opening hours (and costs) in that situation.

  2. Bloke in North Dorset

    I wonder how long it will take Polly or some other lefty to decide that as Jezza got more than 50% in the Labour leadership poll he now has bigger mandate than Cameron and that’s why they are justified in opposing cuts.

    Slightly off topic but I see that the Labour leadership is now calling for loyalty from their MPs. That from a leader who took disloyalty to new highs, or lows, depending on you view.

  3. “Slightly off topic but I see that the Labour leadership is now calling for loyalty from their MPs. That from a leader who took disloyalty to new highs, or lows, depending on you view.”

    They’re all anti-establishment, rebels an’all, Fight the Man yah and all that until they become The Man….

    Then the inner authoritarian emerges fully-formed.

  4. Abcab–A great piece. And of course he can vote for BluLabour as they are now NuNuLabour and it isn’t that big a jump.

    Hey I like that!–NuNuLabour. ZaNu and NuNu. Oh Yeah.

  5. “Because if you wanted economic stability, if you desired the freedom to discuss immigration without being thought of as racist, xenophobic and not very nice, then there was no alternative. If you want dignity for your parents, a better life for your children and a country that is not cowed by the politics of spite and envy, then there was no other way”

    Odd then that all those valuable things are under attack by NuNu just as much as by ZaNu. NuNu may be a bit craftier and less brazen than the Mugabe Men but they are still on the attack all the same.

  6. “Slightly off topic but I see that the Labour leadership is now calling for loyalty from their MPs. That from a leader who took disloyalty to new highs, or lows, depending on you view.”

    Corbin airily explained away his constant rebellions as being ‘principled’ and so therefore different. Sanctimonious wanker.

  7. “Corbin airily explained away his constant rebellions as being ‘principled’ and so therefore different. Sanctimonious wanker.”

    Well, again, one of those irregular verbs:

    I am principled;
    You should watch your step;
    He is a traitor.

    A bit like being a rebel in US politics was a Good Thing under Bush, but tantamount to High Treason (and racist) under Obama.

  8. In fairness to Corbyn labour MPs haven’t voted on principles for a long time, so asking them to carry on doing what they have always done isn’t unreasonable.
    It was interesting seeing the other candidates squealing how they disagreed with things, but had to work from within and follow cabinet solidarity etc. when they saw Corbyn gaining popularity for opposing austerity etc.
    Still think that he can play the nasty Tories slating me all the time for doing my job of opposition then hand over to someone who seems more reasonable (electable) before the election

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