Difficult things are indeed difficultMay 4, 2023 Tim WorstallPolitics11 CommentsLabour’s desire to demonstrate economic competence may come at a cost Difficult things are costly to do. previousDear God, the stupiditynextFun what being conservative means these days 11 thoughts on “Difficult things are indeed difficult” Boganboy May 4, 2023 at 8:40 am In other words, they can’t lie about all the cash they’re going to spread around. You’ll have noted that Albanese here in Oz still hasn’t reduced our ‘leccy bills. And of course when he shuts down the coal burners, they’ll soar up even further. Steve May 4, 2023 at 8:41 am Students might be annoyed at having to pay towards their own foolish ‘educational’ choices. I’m more worried about the shape shifting alien-lizard-pedo billionaires deliberately Holodomoring us all to death via Net Zero. We are not the same. Bloke on M4 May 4, 2023 at 8:42 am I’ve thought for some time that Labour’s problem is that the Conservatives are already doing what all of Labour’s pals want. More choo-choos, more eco, not reforming the NHS, high taxation, loads of debt. And I think we’re at about the limit of how big a government can realistically be. I think the space that is most open in UK politics is a party to the right of the Conservatives. Shiney May 4, 2023 at 10:29 am @BoM4 “I think the space that is most open in UK politics is a party to the right of the Conservatives” Okay, I think most people here would like to see that – so why isn’t there one? bloke in spain May 4, 2023 at 11:11 am the shape shifting alien-lizard-pedo billionaires deliberately Holodomoring us all to death via Net Zero. I’m more inclined to think it’s a defensive strategy rather than an end in itself. There is a certain philosophy holds the levers of power, these days. And their wealth is vulnerable. Better to expend some of it allying with those with the power to take it away. I’m of the belief that all seek to maximise what they perceive as their own personal advantage. They’ve been good at that, accumulating what they’ve got. I can’t see any reason they’d change. bloke in spain May 4, 2023 at 11:15 am I think most people here would like to see that – so why isn’t there one? Because the rotting, festering, maggot ridden, stinking corpse of the Conservative Party continues lurching around in it. philip May 4, 2023 at 11:37 am The state has spent a generation infantilising the populace. And they’ve succeeded. “Grown ups” now believe in father Christmas, state spending, eco subsidies, the NHS, MMT etc. (Well ok, a bit less faith in the NHS lately but…) Bill May 4, 2023 at 11:37 am You could read it differently. Labour are so far ahead in the polls they can afford to drop some of their more challenging economic promises before they get elected so that they don’t look quite so bad when they break those promises afterwards. Bloke on M4 May 4, 2023 at 1:55 pm Shiney, “Okay, I think most people here would like to see that – so why isn’t there one?” That’s a very good question. I think at least part of it is that a lot of Conservative voters and even commentators haven’t grasped how far to the left they are. A lot woke up when they were told how high taxes are. I also think that Corbyn focussed people on not voting Labour for a few years. Beyond that I don’t know. jgh May 4, 2023 at 2:27 pm A lot woke up when they were told how high taxes are. Yet we still get “mainstream” commentators complaining that we don’t pay enough taxes. And that’s excluding the likes of Lord Spudcup! Bloke in North Dorset May 4, 2023 at 6:41 pm “ I think the space that is most open in UK politics is a party to the right of the Conservatives.” I’m old enough to remember that being called the political centre ground. Leave a ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Name * Email * Website Comment * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.