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So you too think that the great British public have such short memories that they will put aside the fact that Labour very nearly bankrupted Britain in the Nineties and Noughties?
 
#5
It just does not sit well with me that he enlists the help of septics to assist his ascent into another term of slicing and dicing the UK.

Just sayin.....
 
#7
So you too think that the great British public have such short memories that they will put aside the fact that Labour very nearly bankrupted Britain in the Nineties and Noughties?
The banks did this, not Labour.

The Tories where happy enough for the banks to take gargantuan risks and didn't say anything about it while while in opposition. No complaints when the Bank of England lost their Regulatory powers. No pleas for increased oversight of the casino banks. No mention of the gambling side of the banks being propped up by the domestic / high street side of the balance sheet. RBS, for example where 2-3 hours from running out of cash, and the collapse of the largest bank in the world would have caused meltdown in the UK economy.

For the Tories to continually bleat "Its all Labour's fault!" at every opportunity is invidious, to say the least.
 
#8
The banks may well have done it but they were encouraged to do it by Gordon Brown, time and again he said that what they were doing was great and to keep up the good work. Never once did he urge caution or hint at tighter regulation.

What would you do if your CFO kept telling you that?

Read any of his Mansion House speeches, they're all online.
 
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The banks did this, not Labour.

The Tories where happy enough for the banks to take gargantuan risks and didn't say anything about it while while in opposition. No complaints when the Bank of England lost their Regulatory powers. No pleas for increased oversight of the casino banks. No mention of the gambling side of the banks being propped up by the domestic / high street side of the balance sheet. RBS, for example where 2-3 hours from running out of cash, and the collapse of the largest bank in the world would have caused meltdown in the UK economy.

For the Tories to continually bleat "Its all Labour's fault!" at every opportunity is invidious, to say the least.
It may be invidious, but it is true. I cannot see anything positive Labour did in their last 13 odd years in power. All they did was lie, steal and make a mess of our country.
 
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So you too think that the great British public have such short memories that they will put aside the fact that Labour very nearly bankrupted Britain in the Nineties and Noughties?
Oh definitely. Remember, they've not really felt any real pain from that, just a sort of a numb throbbing together with lots of synthetic angst about bankers courtesy of the Daily Heil. Voters tend to work to a scarily simply system: as long as they feel OK, the current government gets voted in. When they don't feel OK they vote for the other one.

At present, apart from an attempted ban of porn which will not work and indeed is so childishly easy to circumvent that a child could do it (indeed, if implemented a child WOULD do it) and much deckchair-rearranging regarding border controls, Cameron hasn't actually done all that much. There's plenty of important issues he could get his teeth into quite easily, but much of the time the invincible stupidity of the electorate gets in the way. Voters really are bloody thick.

An invasion of scrounging Bulgarians and Romanians might do it, but only if Cameron grows a brain and a pair of balls and commits to a straight IN/OUT referendum on the EU. From past performances, I really don't think he will. I think he'll either fluff it, or get booted out of the leader role in favour of Boris Johnson, or UKIP'll split the vote so much that we get Labour by the back door.
 
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The banks did this, not Labour.

The Tories where happy enough for the banks to take gargantuan risks and didn't say anything about it while while in opposition. No complaints when the Bank of England lost their Regulatory powers. No pleas for increased oversight of the casino banks. No mention of the gambling side of the banks being propped up by the domestic / high street side of the balance sheet. RBS, for example where 2-3 hours from running out of cash, and the collapse of the largest bank in the world would have caused meltdown in the UK economy.

For the Tories to continually bleat "Its all Labour's fault!" at every opportunity is invidious, to say the least.
In a word, bollocks. The casino banking was encouraged by Labour and more importantly Brown who, despite claiming to end boom and bust went ahead with building the biggest budget deficit since the great depression. When the income to gov was at impressive levels the policy of spend, spend some more, and keep on spending meant that when the crash occurred, we were ill equipped to deal with it. The FSA were responsible to gov to monitor and control the banks. Epic fail
 
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So you too think that the great British public have such short memories that they will put aside the fact that Labour very nearly bankrupted Britain in the Nineties and Noughties?
Yes the electorate has the attention span of a knat, you must have a short memory to think that they don`t

Elections are not "Won" any way - they are "Lost" and unless a lot more money is put into the pockets of the working class (Blue and White Collars) then this one is going to be lost

Archie
 

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