Workers and Shirkers

For want of a better picture...

The welfare bill has just passed by a majority of 56.

Apparently, “Britain’s poorest households will be hit hardest by government plans to limit rises in working-age benefits to 1% in a bid to save £3.1bn by 2016.”

That is equivalent to two months’ EU contributions!

Tory MP, Robert Halfon writes,

When it suits them, Labour have been the ones using the language of ‘Shirkers’. Yet today in the welfare debate they wanted to promote the politics of fear over the politics of fairness. See the below from Guido Fawke’s Website: Labour’s shadow work and pensions spokesman Liam Byrne made a big fanfare today raging against the Tories “unacceptable” language.  Rewind back to his 2011 conference speech and Baldamort was singing from a very different hymn sheet: RESPONSIBILTY TO WORK “But there is one responsibility more that we will not ignore. A renewed responsibility on everyone to take a job if they can. Let’s face the tough truth – that many people on the doorstep at the last election, felt that too often we were for shirkers not workers. We’ve got to deal with that if we want to get re-elected”. Byrne told the LSE in January 2012: “Labour is the party of hard workers not free-riders. The clue is in the name. We are the Labour party. The party that said that idleness is an evil. The party of workers, not shirkers”. …

Our net EU club membership fee could give half a million people £16,000 each to start a business. (I started mine in 1998 with £3,500). The loss of thousands of unnecessary and damaging EU regulations would save UK companies £billions and increase our competitiveness and reduce our trade deficit. Fake environmentalism and green taxes mean factories relocate to the Far East. There is no need for a single genuine shirker in the UK. There are millions of real jobs needed, which are simply not there and the political will is not there to help create them.

The conditions in the UK could be rapidly changed for the better, but the agenda has been set and the puppets of destruction are installed in the Punch and Judy shown in Westminster and in the Government buildings lining Whitehall. Ready, not just to sign the EU diktats, but “gold-plate” them – make them even more draconian and anti-British.

The Guardian has news that Red Ed’s brother, David Miliband may be planning a comeback,

The former foreign secretary sparked speculation that he may be eyeing a return to a frontline role when he said Labour should accept it made mistakes in government and that he accepted the coalition’s overall “envelope” in a key area of the public finances.

If Ed’s regime looks like going the way of Michael Foot’s and Kinnock’s (not much chance with Cameron as PM), we can perhaps expect something like a Dave Miliband/Tony Blair Dream Team to “save” Britain from the ConDems? That might entail me making a new llama picture.

And when I read that Nigel Farage is possibly prepared to do a deal with Labour in return for a referendum promise, I’m about ready to throw up. More on that story later, perhaps.

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4 Responses to Workers and Shirkers

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  3. Leg-iron says:

    If Farage is really going to do a deal with the Moribund Brothers, he’ll lose my vote. Probably an awful lot of others too.

  4. Stewart Cowan says:

    Indeed. I don’t believe he’s that naive, but it looks like a dangerous game he’s playing. There’s also the hellish possibility that he is the “controlled opposition”. Can’t wait for the Forehead’s statement on the EU two days hence.

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