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I’m not poor enough

Posted by chrisrick13 on July 27, 2017

It is obvious: I love a good socialist

That nice Mr Corbyn, who is going to fund the NHS and keep pensions going just when I need them whilst giving the bill to a generation I will never meet, has just said that freeing students from any tuition fees and forgiving the debt was only an ambition. He did not get enough votes from students to win so he has dumped them already. He could see that ex-trot Andrew Marr coming for him on Sunday so got out quick. Another reason to vote for him!  I’m not poor enough to avoid his other policies though.

Frank Field is the grey scowling socialist of parliament. A closer look at what he has said and done and I see a man of integrity, honesty and compassion. If he were my MP I would vote for him.

Then I return to the biggest loony-left of the lot: Tony Benn. This is the energy minister who proposed a sovereign fund from a percentage of oil revenues. The ridicule poured on him prevented us having a fund like Norway with £2trillion in it.

Then he came up with the 5 questions to ask of anyone in power. Questions for which those at the top in the EU do not have a good answer (or any answer).

I just heard that he was extremely suspicious of the EU (Common Market then) and the motives of those creating it and was against it.

If I agree with him so much what does that make me? If he was right so much what does that make him?

I’m finding it ever more difficult not to like some of these socialists.


It is obvious: I love a good socialist – I’m still finding all too many of them for my liking


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Watch out next generation – here I come

Posted by chrisrick13 on July 5, 2017

It is obvious: vote Labour

Saint Thatcher ran a government that spent less than it earned. Certainly not for all of her term as PM though. Not happened since and I wonder that it will happen again.

Somehow the debt that this country owes will have to be paid off some time. Mostly, at least. The austerity route is not liked by the population. This attempts to squeeze over a long period and spread the suffering, but not a lot of it. Trouble is that one man’s austerity is another man’s cuts. To do it even-handedly is impossible.

NHS, education and pensions are heavily protected. Does not leave much to ‘austere’.

Better to keep going as we are and then have a big disaster and everyone can suffer badly. ‘Dunkirk spirit’…but don’t get me started on keeping the Germans from running this country like that nice Mr Hitler wanted to.

We will get equality for most of us because if there is no food in the shops then the government will start rationing and only the very rich and the criminal classes will get around it…oh dear.

It isn’t going to happen yet. I am as sure of it as I am that it will happen.

Trying to find triggers but not happened on one yet. I notice that car loans are treading a similar path to houses from 10 years ago. I wonder if that will be not so much a trigger as a full-blown reason?

It bothers me that the next generation and the one after (and maybe a few more after that) will pay for the lifestyle I lead. Or rather it did. Why should I care? I’m not going to be around for most of those generations. I have done my time paying for today’s pensioners which I have now joined.

I think that the Labour party have the right idea. They are going to borrow and spend. They will spend on the NHS of which I am likely to become a big customer of soon. They will put money into social services and I can see that I might avail myself of a deal of that. That nice Mr Corbyn is going to borrow £250bn and spend it over and above the government overspend. Got to be a lot of it coming my way.

I will vote Labour from now on.


It is obvious: vote Labour – if you are old


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