Monday, 23 January 2012

Labour peers disconnected

Labour peers (including Paddy Ashdown) are demonstrating just how disconnected from reality they are in opposing Welfare caps as the government's proposals pass through the Lords. Even if IDS' welfare reforms have missed the opportunity for real and fundamental reform, they are at least dealing with an aspect of welfare that aggravates the majority of voters - benefits claimants living in grand homes at the taxpayers' expense. As the Indie points out, this is just as much an irritation to the 'squeezed middle' as the equally scandalous fat-cat rewards at the other end of the scale. 


The British people have, as a whole, a pretty good idea of fairness. It's fine for Richard Branson and Alan Sugar to be wealthy, but not fine for some unknown thieving muppet to equal their wealth by skimming all the profits from your pension fund. It's understandable that a 20-something soccer player or pop tart behaves stupidly with unaccustomed cash wealth, but inconceivable that a 20-something derivatives trader is entitled to do so. Labour peers should realise they're backing the wrong horse; Cameron's vulnerability is his closeness to the obscene earnings at the top end, not the benefits piss-takers at the bottom. 

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Two things have to happen quickly. One is "welfare reform" - the grotesquely distorted give-away that Zanu Labour set up to buy votes; and the other is Scotland.

If we get rid of both, then maybe, just maybe, we can at least enjoy some justice as a nation. I would prefer to see Blair and Brown beheaded for their crimes against Britain; but much to my annoyance, I realise that won't happen. I will have to accept that marginalising Labour forever by the above two acts will be some recompense for their crimes.

Coney Island

Gareth said...

For those campaigning against a cap, like the Church, there is nothing to stop them going to the families they say will be hard done by and making up the difference out of their own pocket.

James Higham said...

It's fine for Richard Branson and Alan Sugar to be wealthy, but not fine for some unknown thieving muppet to equal their wealth by skimming all the profits from your pension fund.

In one.

Anonymous said...

Labour know only too well they rely on the very welfare state they create for votes.
That's why ,that is how cynical Labour is.
Steal from the hard working sector and give to the lazy scum who vote Liebour.
The Labour troughers know exactly what they are doing.

DP111 said...

Labour mainly, but all the main parties have dealt a fatal blow to the historic cultural existence of Britain, by allowing millions of Muslims to settle in the UK. Once this fast growing population reaches a near majority, then that will be the end of European culture and civilisation in the UK. This has happened in every instance throughout history, and I see no reason why Europe or the UK will be an exception.

I can just about forgive Labour for everything else- the destruction of education, the economy and much else, but for putting the nation at existential risk, that I can never forgive.