Tuesday, 12 June 2012
Tories Caught By "Surprise."
It's been a day of "surprises" for the Tories today. The first "suprise" came when Nick Clegg declined to support Jeremy Hunt and his "not me guv" defence of his conduct. Then came a "surprise" fall in manufacturing output, despite George Osbourne's giveaway tax cuts for the rich in the budget. Finally there was the "surprise" that people are not happy about the way the NHS is going. Only a Tory with his head firmly planted in his ideological backside could claim to be surprised by such outcomes. In two years the Tories have managed to get themselves mired in sleaze up to their less than fragrant armpits, have killed any chance of an economic recovery and have made a clumsy and cack-handed attempt to privatise the NHS after they "promised" they wouldn't. Still, determined not to be blown off course by all these inconvenient facts, the Tories have come out fighting. Nick Clegg's refusal to support Jeremy Hunt is simply the result of wishy-washy liberal cowardice. The fall in manufacturing output is all down to those dastardly Europeans who refuse to buy our goods because they're spiteful. The decline in public support for the NHS reforms is because the people have "failed" to understand the arguments properly and, anyway, the wrong people were asked for their opinion. Nor is the Tory cmpaign to victimise the poor going too well as it becomes evident that they are voters too and they know they're being lied to and about. Meanwhile the argument in favour of removing workers rights has turned sour as it becomes increasingly evident that most of our economic woes are down to poor managers and executives who seem to believe that they should be rewarded at ever-increasing levels for failure. You can fool all of the people some of the time and some of the people all of the time, but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.