Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Gordon's 'fairness'


Fairness, like courage, is a concept with which you are wholly unfamiliar. Yet it won't stop you making the word the centrepiece of your speech today.

Fairness is not a political value - it is a British virtue. Fairness means taking your turn in the queue, it means (to borrow the Australian phrase) a 'fair go' for everyone, with no barriers to any citizen. Fairness is based on common-sense morality; it means not taking advantage by foul means. Fairness means winners get prizes, and losers are encouraged to do better. Fairness in WWII gave every person in Britain, including the King, the same ration card. When there's hard work to do, it's fair that everyone lays their hand to the capstan. Fairness means the same reward for the same risk for everyone. We know what fairness is.

So how fair is it that an increasingly corrupt political class can steal, cheat, dodge, obfuscate and fill their fists with public cash with no sanction whatsoever? Like a protected criminal species, immune from prosecution, their avarice a stench in the public's nostrils and a gag in our throats. And not only do you not dismiss and disown them, you protect and encourage their foul corruption. What lesson is this to our young people? How fair is this to parents struggling to impart the notions of virtue and Right to their children?

And how fair is it that you are using the whole panoply of State propaganda to hide your regime's culpability for Britain's Bust? You, who told the FSA to apply a 'light touch' and not to ask awkward questions; you, who encouraged the nation to live beyond its means, you who engineered an unsustainable bubble boom for your narrow political ends. Wouldn't it be fair for you to hang your head in shame, even at this stage?

And how fair is it that you use the power of the State to protect and shield the 2003 War Criminals whilst mouthing trite platitudes about upholding the virtues of right and justice? If you had a microgram of right or justice flowing in your frozen veins you would have sanctioned a full and comprehensive independent investigation with the power to recommend criminal charges - but no, you wanted a secret inquiry with 'no blame', a neat lengthy whitewash to hide the lies and crimes. It was only the nausea of the Chairman at the stench of your cover-up that changed the terms. How fair were you to the families of our war dead? To those in Iraq who grieve for their dead?

How fair is it that whilst you piss billions away in lunatic social engineering experiments while our fighting forces are dying for want of adequate vehicles and equipment, men and women whose courage is a quality with which you are wholly unacquainted?

And how fair is it that you continue to deny the country the referendum on Europe that you promised, a referendum that an overwhelming majority of us are hungry to have? How fair is your mendacity, your corruption, your spin and your denial of the will of the British people?

Is it fair that even at this stage you're pouring further billions into an ID card scheme that we don't want, won't co-operate with and which will be abolished just as soon as you and your criminal cabal are dispatched in tumbrels? Or an NHS records scheme that's on its knees? Or further lunatic proposals for yet more Leviathan State IT projects?

How fair to the striving, careful, responsible core of this nation, seeking the best for their families, wanting little from your State, is your profligate, asinine and politically corrupt waste of their carefully earned taxes? People who turn over each penny twice before spending it, people whose supermarket trollies have grown more expensive each week, people who eat beefburgers so that your corrupt placemen, prodnoses and jobsworths can eat steak at their expense?

Vomit will stick in my craw at every mention of the word 'fairness' you will make today, Gordon. As mendacious and insincere as everything you say, you simply don't know the meaning of the word.


Anonymous said...

Telling "Big Lies" is all that is left.

Weekend Yachtsman said...

Wow, Mr. R.

Why don't you stop pussyfooting about and tell him what you really think?

Great post, 10/10.

Letters From A Tory said...

Harsh, but fair.

Anonymous said...

I'm with Weekend Yachtman. This piece is one of your finest diatribes yet Radders.

Coney Island

Anonymous said...


Morgana said...

Amen to that Radders!

All the best, MagnaCarter

Blue Eyes said...

Vote Raedwald!

Savonarola said...

Fair comment.

On the boom created by Brown's Bubble.

Brown's Treasury was the principal bebeficiary of lax bank and fiscal policy. Huge tax receipts meant that he was the orchestrator in the shadows.

Kevin S said...

Every word hits home. Excellent!

Scrobs... said...

Absolutely marvellous!

This weakling really needs less friends, and your post sees to that!

Anonymous said...

Kinderling said...

"Telling "Big Lies" is all that is left."

Telling big lies is what the Left always does best. I'm voting Tory for the first time next time because I want to see the back of these incompetent authoritarian meddlers.

I thought Labour had learned the lesson of the parties wilderness years in the 80's and 90's which is if you sneer at and bully people and hurt the working people by excessive taxation for piss poor services then you will be unelectable.

The Labour party used to be the party of the respectable working classes now it is the party of the dole bludger and the meddlers in individuals lives.

Time for them to go and go soon.

Doubting Richard said...

There was no war crime by the British in 2003. Those that suggest there was are using the concept for their own political ends, and those ends are not benign. Criticise the decision to go to war by all means, I will disagree with you but accept that there is a case to argue. There is no case for war crimes.

Other than that, not a bad assessment.

Steve said...

Just brilliant!

electro-kevin said...
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electro-kevin said...

Politeness is also a virtue worth upholding.

All people who bother to visit me get a welcome and a response.

Pithy enough for you, boat boy ?


dblackie said...

Powerful stuff, and bang on the money. Well said sir.

banned said...

Well put Raewald.
An outside IT consultant involved with the failing NHS connecting For Health scam was asked, by me, " When will I be able to go into A&E at, say, Newcastle,and they will be able to retrieve all my medical records at the click of a mouse ? "
His response " Sometime never ", not exactly with a smirk but with the knowledge that it will keep him reimbursed for some time yet.