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Tuesday, 11 August 2009

George Osborne

George Bloody Osborne.
The Progressive, apparently.
This morning, I had the displeasure of listening to George Osborne on the Today programme. As I was in a rush to get to work, I didn't get the full details so I will listen to it again later and add detail.
But the progressive George Osborne was keen to stress the progressive credentials of the progressive Tory party, of which he is a key progressive element. Apparently.
For me, a Tory going on and on about being progressive is balls. I mean, you don't JOIN the Tory party to be a progressive, people join to be a Tory.
Progressive is what alot of people who are scared of the word 'socialist' use.
There was the usual rubbish about how the Tories are going to cut taxes and increase spending. Here I am very light on detail but I do remember him promising to make money appear out of thin air, again.
And going on about being progressive.

As the 'man' himself says:

"He said they planned to reform public services such as schools in a way which could achieve necessary spending cuts without harming frontline services."

"He added that people should not be "over-taxed" because of Labour's "overspending"."

""Because of the debt crisis the country faces we have a choice. You can either reform the way these services are delivered - so the money goes further and you get more for less - or you can face frontline service cuts."

Ah yes. Now, from what I can see, it's this thing about spending levels that's key. Progressive means lefty means spending money. We love it. To now go on about being 'over-taxed' and how Labour have 'overspent', well, you don't need to be a genius to see where this is going.

From BBC

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