Monday, 31 August 2009

My Blue Blog submission 25th March 2009

Enough is enough: the anger is building – but this does not seem to be reflected in the level of aggression displayed by the Conservative front bench.
As Kinnock did not quite say “Things can only get worse with Labour” – even Bliar's (sic) washes whiter, sleaze-free New Labour.
The sooner the electorate is allowed to replace the Brown/Daring/Mandelson troika with the Cameron/Osborne/Clarke triumvirate the better for us all.
In 1963 I heard Dennis Healey say of the (Tory) Douglas-Home government: "A condemned man does not hasten towards the scaffold". The current lot are equally reluctant to face the drop.
The Party should be actively opposing the dysfunctional Brown regime on all and every reasonable opportunity (P.O. 'privatisation'?).
Dave should adopt the attitude, if not repeat the words of Oliver Cromwell:- "You have sat too long here for any good you have been doing. Depart, I say, and let us have done with you. In the name of God, go"?
After the election - clearing up the mess: “I've got a little list”
Reduced public expenditure
1. Starting at the top – leading by example.
Reduce the number of MPs; link their salaries to a multiple of the national minimum wage; apply the same rules to their expenses/allowances as for ordinary civil servants; move them to money purchase pension system; place a cap on the maximum pension payable an individual can receive from all public sector employment in current schemes.
2. Apply similar conditions to MEPs, County Councillors, Local Councillors.
3. Ditto for senior civil servants, public sector appointments.
4. Ditto (in time) for all public sector employees.
5. Cut red tape (what happened to Michael Heseltine's bonfire?)
6. Zero base budget, cost-benefit analysis
There must be no sacred cows:- Europe, the nuclear “deterrent” - missiles, warheads, submarines; aircraft carriers; outstanding order for Typhoon fighters; large-scale computer systems.

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