Submit! Submit!

It’s true that we have a social care crisis in the UK. Just as we need more healthcare, education, police, justice services, environmental protection and much more, so do we also need more social care.

Ultimately, the government has to at some time decide that what the people of this country needs is not more takeaways, nor more mobile phones, or gambling, alcohol or television channels, but is instead fundamental public services.

You will do as the P³ insist you do, not as you wish to. For he knows what you need and desire, you don’t.

16 thoughts on “Submit! Submit!”

  1. He’s not entirely wrong. The public does want more healthcare, education, police, justice services, environmental protection and much more. But it’s not willing to forgo it’s takeaways, mobile phones, gambling, alcohol or television channels to pay for them. It thinks other people should pay for them. A belief encouraged by cvnts like Murphy.
    So all he’s giving you here is what he sees as his job description.

  2. “But it’s not willing to forgo it’s takeaways, mobile phones, gambling, alcohol or television channels to pay for them. It thinks other people should pay for them. A belief encouraged by cvnts like Murphy.”

    Great

    So lets add, say 5% VAT to all of that

    Sorted

  3. 1. Personal responsibility. Fund your own care home.

    2. If only there was a way to reliably reduce the headcount in the care homes we have now..but not look like we were doing it on purpose.

  4. It’s utter drivel from start to finish. As one commentator said, it may be you need to get a new bete noire Tim. This guy is so far from reality it’s like shooting fish in a barrel.

    What it does reveal to me though is that his financial situation is extremely precarious. He’s the wrong side of 60 and relying on the state pension in old age. Given he claims to have been an accountant in a previous life and has multiple research grants and other sources of income you have to wonder where his money is going?

  5. Just as we need more healthcare, education, police, justice services, environmental protection and much more.

    More Healthcare? – Ok, open up to the market then.

    More Education? – See Above.

    More Police and Justice services? – Use this one weird trick to reduce violent crime by 40%-50%. (The well-known 13/50 principle)

    Environmental protection? – Carbon tax, nuclear power and smaller population then.

    Sorted.

    Next!

  6. @Van_Patten and @bloke in spain

    His finances are distinctly suspicious. A 63 year old accountant, who has enjoyed a decent professional income (in todays terms c.£50-100k) since he qualified as an accountant 40 years ago, should be comfortably retired.

    The first wife was a fellow accountant, and the second wife a GP (now retired); both should be comfortably off without much of a hit to Murphy’s finances. He is either shockingly bad at managing money or else he is just taking the piss.

  7. I like the way that he tells everyone that they don’t need stuff that they are willing to pay for with their own money. No, what they really need is stuff that he says that they should have, paid for with their own money but without them having a choice.

  8. And steam trains. Irrespective of their carbon footprint/environmental impact.

    After all consistency is a neo-liberal plot!

  9. @Sam Jones, the few accountants that I know as friends (I don’t use their services) are abysmal at handling their own money. One I know spends spends spends with the only savings being for the next spend.

  10. It’s his and his kind’s whole schtick. Needs not wants. I don’t *need* TV, I *WANT* TV. I don’t *need* to sit in my garden, I *WANT* to sit in my garden.

    NO! THOU SHALL NOT BE ALLOWED TO SATISFY WANTS, ONLY NEEDS.

    Fuck Off, and the un-needed model train set you rode in on.

  11. @ Sam Jones & SadButMadLad
    He had relatively expensive tastes and a disinclination to work to pay for them even before he became an accountant. Long ago, before I threatened to sue him for libel and he banned me for life, he told me that as a student he went on a tour of (part of) Europe with some friends in a car for his summer holiday – I spent every Long Vac working (mostly for pay to support myself during term, partly on the work I had been set by my tutor), so I never had a summer holiday; I only knew two undergraduates with cars, one of whom was a West Point graduate so a US Army officer, the other an ex-Public School boy who had spent a year doing VSO so, in my view, had earned it. But Murphy, at his third-clas university, felt he was entitled to a car and didn’t need to work to pay for it.
    For some reason he manages to spend around £100k a year and has been known to draw on the Limited Partnership prior to them preparing accounts and paying tax on the profits, so that the LLP balance sheet shows him as a debtor.

  12. Why does he sound like all those Christian Right types who used to rant about video games, weed and gangster rap? Which is it? Do they want to be open-minded progressives, or do they care more about feeling superior to us?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *