I thank Dr Alf for reblogging Peter Oborne‘s article in the Telegraph, entitled The Left talks gibberish while David Cameron racks up successes. Here is my own view.
The left do talk gibberish but so does Peter Oborne.
A cursory examination of the Coalition’s achievements reveals most of them to be bogus or exaggerated.
First there is the claim of 1 million new private sector jobs. Much of this was achieved by re-categorizing local authority workers in the public sector as private sector workers once they had been TUPED across to outsourcers like Capita PLC, Vertex, Vangent, Serco, G4S etc. Some has been achieved by counting redundant workers in receipt of severance pay or “waiting to hear about benefits” whilst in receipt of NI contributions as “employed” when they are clearly nothing of the kind.
Large numbers of people decide to employ themselves and their wives, partners and offspring as directors in personal service companies set up to act as conduits for consultancy /interim work. Each time this happens, the record of new directors at Companies House is treated as new jobs created even though the company may not be trading or have made a penny.
Then there is the talk of falling police numbers and falling crime.
G4S has been taking on policemen and policewoman and is now running police stations and undertaking investigative work.
So whilst police numbers are falling the number of people engaged in policing may not have altered by anything like the same amount.
Crimes have not fallen either because we know that a high percentage (up to 50% in London), are simply not reported and are written off as insoluble.
Other crimes are re-categorized as misdemeanors or engineered out of existence as evidenced by a comparison of the Home Office figures with the insurance claims data for burglaries,car break ins and car thefts.
Thus a prolific burglar of 100 flats in a block is recorded as 1 crime(the break in to the block proper) in the Home Office figures and as 100 different crimes in the claims data submitted to the Government Actuaries Department.
Under David Cameron we have had no export growth other than in armaments, we are bogged down in wars where we have no business, society is becoming more unequal, millions of our young people are workless and are being written off, our banks are not lending, the NHS is becoming a laughing-stock by the day, our woman are the fattest in Western Europe, dementia and diabetes have reached epic proportions, our population is double what it should be, the deficit is growing, our state education system is 44th in the world along with productivity per worker which is 16% below the average for the G7.
If this is Peter Oborne’s idea of “everything seems to be going right”, then we really do need to reopen our lunatic asylums or redefine the word insanity.
- A Hard Look at the Cancer of the UK NHS – John Gelmini (dralfoldman.com)
- Conservative radicalism can go too far – Telegraph (dralfoldman.com)
- Dr Alf’s Two Cents: BBC News – Rise in child obesity-related hospital admissions (dralfoldman.com)
- Political Snakes and Ladders: Peter Obone, Lord Ashcroft and David Cameron – John Gelmini (dralfoldman.com)
- Why UK Chancellor George Osborne will not be allowed to use the axe on the Public Sector – John Gelmini (dralfoldman.com)
- A Hard Look Beyond the UK Immigration Backlogs – John Gelmini (dralfoldman.com)
- David Cameron, Gay Marriage and the Decline in UK Traditional Family Life: John Gelmini (dralfoldman.com)
- Increasingly Tory MPs must worry about life after the next election – John Gelmini (dralfoldman.com)
- Why Dozens of Local Authorities are Collapsing in the UK – John Gelmini (dralfoldman.com)
- A Hard Look at the Politics of the UK’s NHS – John Gelmini (dralfoldman.com)