Saturday, 4 May 2013

Whoever

Sometimes you can't have everything. I'd like a cheap and very robust tablet with integral GPS that runs marine chart software and does office functions. I don't need a megapixel camera or to store half a million MP3 songs. In the end, of course, I'll pick the best fit available. And this, I think, is what we will also do with our new choice of four main parties. Out of the Eurofederacy but in free-movement Europe? Tick. My borough no longer over-run by Nigerian women having babies? Tick. H.M. Armed Forces properly financed and effective? Tick. No more bloody windmills? Tick. And most importantly Are they listening to me or just talking at me? Tick.

Ryan Shorthouse, Director of 'Bright Blue' advises Tories today that “Conservatives should not panic and react by trying to be more hardline than UKIP on welfare, Europe and immigration. Instead, we should convince voters we are the only party with enough experience, gravitas and compassion to be really trusted - with the difficult and complex job of government, to sort out the public finances, and with supporting the vulnerable and those struggling in these challenging economic times”

The problem is, people just don't believe it. It lacks sensible credibility. The voters know that if they were stuck changing a tyre on a lonely rain-swept road at night it would be Nigel and not David who stopped to lend a hand. 

UKIP's success also spells the death of the LibDems. The corrupt and crooked party funding proposals first from Hayden Phillips and then from Christopher Kelly that would reward the three incumbent parties on the basis of their last voting share - so long as they had MPs sitting - was designed to maintain the status quo and keep the LibDems afloat. Any attempt now to introduce such a scheme would quite rightly provoke a march on Parliament with pitchforks and burning brands. The LibDems, with probably no more than 40,000 members and bereft of all their opposition cash, are now up against the ropes. 

Phillips, Kelly and all the rest of the cosy political establishment have taken a slapping. The real kicking will come with next year's Euro elections - when there's everything to play for.

7 comments:

Span Ows said...

Yes, the Euro elections, interesting enough anyway, just got a whole lot more interesting! If the postal vote can get sorted (i.e. banned) then all 3 "big" parties will have a nasty shock.

Anonymous said...

One thing - no more bloody birdmincers.
A slightly vexing point, we need a real energy strategy, ie, cheap and plentiful energy and coal is the cheaper option - because we still have the engineers to build big efficient coal fired plant.
UKIP say they want to encourage fracking - good very good.
UKIP say they want to build nuclear - who is going to build them? Nuclear is a pipe dream and we do not want the Frogs building old nuclear [EPR -see the Finland example - years behind schedule and as yet untested] technology with our bloody money.
So, Gas for domestic usage and coal for baseload electricity and FFS, and plough some useful investment into Thorium and for the future FUSION reactors - safe, efficient and do what the Chinese are doing - coal now for cheap power develop new technology.

And oh yeah - BIN the Climate change bit from the department of energy.

G. Tingey said...

NUCLEAR
YESTERDAY!

OH, & you've spotted the real GW scam - the science is real, but guvmint & the "civil service" have fucked up, because they have no understanding of science or technology or engineering - again ....

DeeDee99 said...

Saw a comment yesterday that a Senior Conservative - unidentified but Cabinet Level - admitted through gritted teeth that UKIP will win in 2014.

I still think the Kommissars will find an excuse to cancel the EU Parliament elections - for fear of the results.

I hope I'm wrong. The pleasure I will get from helping administer a kicking to the whole of the EU-obsessed elite across the continent will be awesome.

Michael said...

"Ryan Shorthouse, Director of 'Bright Blue' advises Tories today that “Conservatives should not panic and react by trying to be more hardline than UKIP on welfare, Europe and immigration. Instead, we should convince voters we are the only party with enough experience, gravitas and compassion to be really trusted - with the difficult and complex job of government, to sort out the public finances, and with supporting the vulnerable and those struggling in these challenging economic times”

Got it wrong in one! Typical stupid consultant comment, which is way out of kilter here!

Nobody tells me something like that, on such arrogant terms.

Anonymous said...

'Conservatives should not panic and react.........'

In the words of Gove 'Yadda yadda yadda!

Anonymous said...

Climate change: the invisible global warming

http://eureferendum.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/climate-change-invisible-global-warming.html

DP