Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Denis MacShane: A closet Conservative?

Denis MacShane has an interesting comment piece in today's Telegraph here. Below is a sample.
A government should be no different. Labour should not be frightened of being a party that leaves more money in the pockets of hard-working individuals, starting with those at the lower end of the income scale. A Labour government that got serious about weaning its bureaucracy and clients off dependency on the citizen's money would find itself popular again. David Cameron's only policy to curb public spending appears to be abolishing MPs' pension rights, which may be no problem when your household's net worth is in the millions. Today's Tories are not toffs in top hats, but most shadow cabinet members are very wealthy and do not experience the weekly worries of making ends meet.
Worth a read.

One thing that strikes me though is how much of it seems died in the wool Conservative thinking.


Anonymous said...

He seems to be getting ravaged in the commentry,leave him be, he can suffer with the rest of the Labour gang ,not Conservatism just lifesaving his.

Anonymous said...

Hello! I know this may not be the best place to post this but this website seems to be filled with like-minded people and this shocking news needs to get out!

Recently the Daily Mail ran an article about the "cult of emo" and how such music promotes suicide, in response the so-called "emos" have decided to protest. Now I'm fine with the protest itself, everyone has a right to peaceably express their opinion, but this protest shows all the signs of going bad! First, it's made up of hormone-ravaged teens, but look at this website, the official one for the protest on May 31st:


If you read carefully and watch the videos you can clearly see that this website is promoting suicide and self-harm! I found this out from watching my son browse this website, he is now banned from listening to this kind of music and he will definitely not be attending this protest but I'm still concerned for other children. The protest is only this weekend so I've decided to turn to blogs to spread the message. Please, watch these videos and tell everyone you know who could be affected! We can't let these poor kids slaughter themselves senselessly at this protest!

-Hillary, concerned mother.