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Friday, 28 August 2009

The battle lines are being drawn

The Tories are on their usual war-horse about benefits dependency and all that right-y type hating-everyone-in-the-public-sector-or-close-to-benefits line that they trot out every election. Ok, that’s what they do. They get the core vote enraged to get them out to vote. Where are the left’s things to encourage the core vote? Where are our things for hating highly paid bankers and the like? Hmmm? I still think that the Labour leadership are too scared of being Labour and thus aren’t willing to do the sorts of things that will energise the core vote, while the Tories are focusing on their core vote as well as trying to be all soft and nice.

2 comments:

Julian Ware-Lane said...

One of the things that seems to have been missed from Chris Grayling's comments eralier this week is that he lashes out at those on benefits.

See http://conservativehome.blogs.com/thetorydiary/2009/08/chris-grayling-lambasts-labour-for-failing-britians-poorest-communities-and-outlines-the-conservativ.html

Here is a priceless quote:
"... we should remove benefits from those who will not participate in the journey back to work ..."

Bearded Socialist said...

The thing about helping the poorest is a good laugh,
but the "I think that the presumption should be that if someone carries a knife, they will face a custodial sentence"
didn't the Tories oppose that when the Gov. put it to a commons vote?