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Same Old Tories. But Labour MUST Take the Initiative

Whilst every vote cast for the Labour Party in the next Election should be a positive one, those who are of the opinion that being out of Office will do us good, and focus minds would do well to consider what a disaster a Tory Government would be for real people, the ones that we are meant to be “for”.

 

David Cameron has announced that regarding the spreading of wealth “redistribution has reached the end of the road”, and that money would only be shared around via “sharing the proceeds of growth and cuts in Public Expenditure”.

 

Have the mass media gone deaf? Or are the heavy political scribes just on holiday?

 

Cameron has been clever with this, as August is traditionally a slack time in politics.

 

Thus the Tory Leader can get his “dog whistle” statements to the hard-core head banger Conservative reactionary brigade out via the Mail and Telegraph without any real analysis from the mainstream media.

 

Having got this crowd on board he can then go on to be all Touchy Feely and a Man Who Understands Our Pain when the Conference season begins.

 

Cameron also proposes to give a £20 a week tax break to married couples.

 

Sounds great to the faux wannabe Middle Classes and Daily Mail land.

 

How will it be funded?

 

By abolishing the £30 a week hardship maintenance grant to Sixth Formers, which would hit just the demographic of kids that I taught, many who have gone on to train as teachers, doctors and other professions which previously been out of reach as they would have been expected to be out earning rather than go on to do A levels due to financial imperatives at home.

 

Same old Tories.

 

Labour MP’s have GOT to realise that it won’t be them that suffer if we lose the next election, take their fingers out and rally behind either Gordon Brown, or if there has to be a change the new person and make sure we get our message over.

 

We can’t just rely on portraying the Tories as the bogeymen.

 

 It is lazy, will alienate the electorate and end in defeat.

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About dermotrathbone

Writer and co author "Through Red Lenses". Activist Unite the Union, Save Our NHS Hull. Fan of Yorkshire County Cricket Club, Hull FC, Munster and Ireland Rugby. Views are mine alone and may not reflect the organisations concerned.

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