Saturday, 24 March 2012
Tory Party Turns On Osborne.
The Tory party has, in the wake of one of the most one-sided budgets ever foisted off onto the British people, begun to turn on George Osborne. Their anger is based on two things, neither of which has anything to do with fairness. The first point that has been raised is over the "granny tax." This inequitous piece of double-dealing is decidedly unfair, but the Tories are more worried that Osborne may have "softened" Tory support amongst the over-65's. This group not only tends to vote Tory because they're frightened of everything, they also rarely change their voting pattern unless they are really, really upset. Having your pockets picked does have a tendency to annoy people. The second point is that Osborne has deliberately cast aside the "we're all in this together" ploy and shown up the Tories for what they actually are - a bunch of rich people with no interest in anyone but themselves. This too might well cost them dear at the next election. But at least the Tories are living up to their reputation, not only for being stupid and selfish, but also for stabbing each other in the back at the drop of a hat. Toryism dolendum est!