Friends and foes are wondering if Mr Miliband has lost the plot – Telegraph

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This article by the Telegraph is on the button. It’s a MUST READ, in my view. Check it out!

Friends and foes are wondering if Mr Miliband has lost the plot – Telegraph.

My sense is that most people don’t relate to what Ed Miliband is talking about – it’s too much latest Harvard theory and not enough about the reality of ordinary people.

The performance of the Coalition Government has typically been a disgrace yet, time and time again, Mr. Miliband is caught on the back foot, rather than pinning the Government down for due accountability.

The Labour Party needs an old-fashioned political bruiser. For me, the nearest would be Ed Balls but then I’m a Keynesian too or if they are really serious what about Lord Mandelson or even the Former Prime Minister Tony Blaire; it’s time for some heavy-hitters.

Any thoughts?

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The Case for Traditional Conservative Values – John Gelmini

Oliver Heald MP

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I thank Dr Alf for reblogging the article entitled “Two tales of the UK economy – national cheer and personal pain” by Peter Kellner in the Gurdian. As an alternative to the policies of David Cameron‘s Coalition Government, I would like to explore the return to traditional Conservative values in the UK.

Traditional Conservative values are about delivering a competitive economy with low taxes, strong defense, strong law and order, promoting traditional marriage and family life, economic competence,good Governance, social mobility, politeness and the promotion of a sense of history rooted in Judeo Christian ethics.

Neither the Labour narrative nor the Coalition narrative contains any of these things:

–Our economy is unbalanced, uncompetitive and in serious debt with few exports of substance

–Our Tri Forces are being run down,we cannot afford even a coastal protection vessel,we have aircraft carriers without aircraft and much of our overseas aid is wasted on corrupt dictators, despots, administration, lost /hopeless causes or is stolen by terrorists

–The police force is being privatized by stealth with investigative services going to ex policemen/policewoman being transferred to G4S, prison guard duties being undertaken by Serco and G4S and the police traffic department being replaced by the Highways Agency in 2014.

This will be backed by powers of arrest, seizure, the ability to levy on the spot fines and track people on a National grid of ANPR checkpoints.

All money raised in fines will go to the Treasury and all objectivity about traffic policing will be lost as the DOT and the Highways Agency administer what is to come,Road Pricing on top opf all other taxes”

–Family life is being traduced by both political parties(Non working mothers have made a lifestyle choice”–George Osborne), Gay Marriage was backed by both parties even though it was never in the Conservative manifesto, pre-cohabitation agreements and American style no fault divorce are coming next ,again with the approval of both parties and their fellow travellers, the Liberal Democrats

–Society is becoming more and more unequal and neither Cameron or Miliband have a cat,s chance in hell of slowing let alone stopping the process.

–UK PLC is a corrupt and badly run country, seemingly run by chancers, spivs, liars and Arthur Dailey like people who would sell their own grandmothers and do not know the difference between right and wrong.

Whilst my own MP, Oliver Heald, is an honorable and hardworking man, I sadly look at the Cabinet and the Opposition, and largely see a bunch of intellectual lightweights, with little grasp of economics, the scale of our problems and even fewer solutions.

Judeo Christian ethics are rubbished, along with anyone who believes in them, and is daring enough to say so, every day yet the COE other than Justin Welby, the present Archbishop of Canterbury, remain silent.This happens on the BBC, in left-wing media,in certain local authorities whose mendacity in this regard frequently knows no bounds and on radio stations.

Moral relativism, laissez-faire, chillaxing, Angry Birds, going on holiday, retail therapy,” larging it up”, slothfulness, greed, the prospect of instant riches or stardom,making bogus insurance claims and duvet days have replaced work, self-discipline, doing the right thing, pride in one’s work and planning in a new “Let’s be having it now” culture.

People see and sense the waste but reason that matters are beyond their control and because of the bad example set by those at the top,engage in all kinds of nefarious practices.

This on the basis of “If they can do it so can I”.

Those who own houses or are about to buy them feel richer and will be allowed to feel that way until it is time to vote again in 2015.

After that reality will kick in again regardless of who is in office.

For those who do not own houses and have no prospect of getting one, or who are jobless and without qualifications, life is going to get a lot tougher and even more unequal.

For those in the gilded cage, at the top, life will get even better until those below them say enough is enough.

John Gelmini


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