Has anyone noticed a massive U Turn in Tory philosophy; during the wretched years of the last Tory Govt. British Industry and British companies were devastated and many went to the wall; it was all necessary said the hidebound ‘Laissez Faire’ zealots like Thatcher, Tebbit and the bug eyed crazed economic guru Keith Joseph. The market will decide; the market will regulate itself; this was their mantra; remove the dead hand of big Government from our entrepreneurs and businesses and the country will flourish; it was of course a massive crock of bulldung cheered on by the right wing media who vilified Trade Unions and ordinary working people. They; not the bankers, the shysters and the ‘Bullington Toffs’ like Cameron and Osbourne paid the price; the misery endured by those who lost their livelihoods is a price which is still being paid today.
Despite what happened we are heading the same way today if we don’t stand up against them, the Tory liars and the gutter right wing press who told us that business can run the economy better than Government are the same people who are now trying to damage Labour and Gordon Brown by implicating him and Labour in the industrial disputes which are happening just now, ‘the Govt. must act’ they now say; the same people who said the Railways, the Gas industry and British Airways ‘et al’ must be freed from Govt. intervention; they must be freed by privatisation. Well all 3 are privatised but were the Tories right? is this the biggest ‘U’ Turn in policy ever, now the Govt. must interfere right? is that a change or what?
Millions were made by friends of the Tories when these companies were privatised but; who was right are they better now? The trains? Air travel? Utilities like Gas and Electricity? There has been for a while a growing unrest among the public who are slowly realising that they were conned by the greedy Tories about privatisation and evidence has been piling up suggesting that the public would like to see more not less Govt. ownership; particularly the railways where it seems that the Marx brothers are in charge while James Cagney (with a Dublin accent) has been recruited by British Airways.
The lesson is a clear one for those who believe like me that the Trade Union movement along with the greater Labour movement and Labour Party has been the greatest force for progress in our country’s history; perhaps not for the Tory Bullington Boys but for the majority there can be no doubt. I will not turn my back on working people in struggle; I will not cross a picket line and I will not have any truck with these or any other companies or industries while their employees are on strike; it is the right and decent thing to do; Solidarity is a wonderful word and a wonderful concept. Think about the vile propaganda we are seeing; think also about the past; according to the media and the Tories there has never been a just strike they; the bosses are always right and we the workers are always wrong so don’t bother trying to appease them, support the strikers 100% they (the Tories) want to take us back to Thatcherism and the dark days of Tory misery.
When you hear the Tories and the media try to blame Brown and Labour and demand Government action remember these are private companies created by Tory dogma at great cost to all of us in morale; misery; lost jobs and shattered lives. Don’t fall for their lies don’t let it happen again back the workers in their struggle; perhaps in the future we can claim back these companies which should belong to the people not simply to the Tories and their rich corrupt friends.
They are again treating us the hard working people of this country with contempt by assuming we will not remember who took Government involvement away from such companies; don’t fall for their lies again.
Friday, March 26, 2010
THE PILOT, THE TRIAN DRIVER AND THE GAS MAN ARE OUR UNION BROTHERS AND SISTERS - SHOW SOLIDARITY !
Posted by Cllr Terry Kelly at Friday, March 26, 2010
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The pilots aren't on strike, it's the waiters and waitresses.
Pilots are on strike; would you be a scab by any chance?
Terry, you're a Councillor and the majority of your voters are on benefit, so, what's with the 'Making fools of us, the hard working people of this country?'
Dont think you know enough of them to make that statement.
“Terry, you're a Councillor and the majority of your voters are on benefit”
How many times do I have to point out to you that you clearly no nothing of politics and you are either lazy or thick. Do you actually ever check any of the crap that you write?
And you, dear boy, being a political parasite in one of the UK's unemployment hot spots, know nothing about 'hard working people'
What is the percentage of your electorate claiming benefit after 13 years of Labour rule?
And do check your sources...as DD pointed out, BA cabin staff are on strike, not the pilots. How can we have an informed discussion when you get your 'facts' so badly skewed?
Deary Deary me Terry! What a dream world you live in.
It is the Labour party who has just privatised the search and rescue helicopter service to the detriment of the training of the RAF and Navy crews who normally do this.
It is the Labour party who was trying to privatise the Royal Mail and who have POSTPONED it util after the election. It doesn't matter if Labour or the Tories get in - it is still going to be privatised.
It is the Labour party that is privatising a lot of the NHS services in England.
Labour does not give a toss about helping British workers either with the likes of LDV vans only needing a measly £50 million to keep them going in this climate and to help them bring out their new electric van. This company is gone now and it has affected thousands of workers including Albion in Scotstoun who were a major supplier.
A lot of the Labour "comrades" got rich on the back of the Tory privatisations and Labour now are like the Tories pals of the as Labour say it with pride "filthy rich".
Labour are just as Tory as the Tories now that is why all the real socialists have left and their membership has slumped. Wakey Wakey Terry! Go join a socialist party as the only person you are kidding is yourself.
“What is the percentage of your electorate claiming benefit after 13 years of Labour rule?”
You said most of my constituents were on benefits and I called you a lazy thick liar; now you are asking me this question; which of course confirms that my description of you is accurate.
Billy lad I have told you before you have a severe credibility problem as would anyone who gets themselves kicked out of the Renfrewshire SNP, I could list you lots of Labour achievements but I won’t.
I truly believe you make more sense when you are pursuing the Martians who caused 9/11 go get em !
That's funny Terry - a lot of people are interested in the evidence with regard to 911 and 7/7, especially the likes of the insurance companies who have had to pay out billions and the lawyers for the "terrorists" that are to be tried for 911 in NY.
Great thing the internet. People like us can get in touch with anyone we want to now and the governments cannot do what they want anymore with the help of a compliant press and media.
Amazing all those unions that disagree with your version of Labour that they are funding candidates of their own against the Labour party in todays papers.
I got thrown out of the SNP because I have principles and would not give them up for any party - big difference from you who has given up your principles just to remain a Labour councillor.
Kelly @ 5.22
There, there, Terry. Feeling better after not answering any questions, are we?
Now go have a lie down in a darkened room and I'll send matron in with your medication,
While you're resting, can you come up with a one word description of ex and current Front-Benchers who sell themselves for cash?
Billy lad just you keep looking for the people that you know did these evil deeds; best of luck to you.
The candidates you refer to will lose their deposits as usual and the naive members who work for them and the equally adolescent people who vote for them will be able to stand in the pub and raise their fists and sing about the revolution, it was ever thus; they will have achieved nothing.
I have printed all kinds of inane idiocy posted by you over a tortuous period of time I have been asked by readers why I put up with such sheer ignorant crap and I say it’s because I will not tolerate anyone not even an obvious cretin like you accusing me of refusing to print what they write.
If you write to me and you observe the very few rules which apply you will be printed now, stop telling lies to hide your obvious inadequacies.
Kelly @ 6.36
Terry, dear lad, I dont have a clue what you are talking about..but, I was referring to Hoon, Beckett, Byers Caborn and Ingram. And, to help you the word I was looking for rhymes with sores!
What achievements would you like to discuss Cllr Kelly.
Knighting 2, and enobling another of the 4 horsemen of the ecconomic appocylypse. Privatising Quinteq in such a cack handed fashion that the Audit Commission repuked New Labour. Selling the properties housing HMRC to a company based in Bermuda. Oh and seeing the golden boay of "Scottish Labour" (sic) privatise key council departments.
Oh and one last achievement. Saddling every council in Scotland with the equivilant of a second mortgage on school buildings up and down the land. No wonder so many Council's are up to their neck in debt.
OK you asked for it.
1. Longest period of sustained low inflation since the 60s
2. Low mortgage rates
3. Introduced the National Minimum Wage and raised it to £5.35
4. Record police numbers in England, Scotland and Wales
5. Cut overall crime by 35 per cent
6. Record levels of literacy and numeracy in schools
7. Best-ever primary school results
8. Funding for every pupil in England to double by 2008
9. Employment is at its highest level ever
10. Written off up to 100 per cent of debt owed by poorest countries
11. 85,000 more nurses
12. 32,000 more doctors
13. Brought back matrons to hospital wards
14. Devolved power to the Scottish Parliament
15. Devolved power to Welsh Assembly
16. Dads now get paternity leave of 2 weeks for the first time
17. NHS Direct offering free convenient patient advice
18. Gift aid was worth £625 million to charities last year
19. Restored city-wide government to London
20. Record number of students in higher education
21. Child benefit up 25 per cent since 1997
22. Created Sure Start to help children from low income households
23. Introduced the Disability Rights Commission
24. £200 winter fuel payment to pensioners & extra £100 for over-80s
25. On course to exceed the Kyoto target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2010
26. Negotiated the historic Good Friday Agreement in Northern Ireland
27. Over 30,000 more teachers in England schools
28. All workers now have a right to 4 weeks’ paid holiday
29. A million pensioners lifted out of relative poverty
30. 800,000 children lifted out of relative poverty
31. Introduced child tax credit giving more money to parents
32. Scrapped Section 28 and introduced Civil Partnerships
33. Brought over 1 million social homes up to standard
34. Free school milk for five, six and seven-year-olds in Wales
35. Banned fox hunting
36. Cleanest rivers, beaches, drinking water and air since the industrial revolution
37. Free TV licences for over-75s
38. Banned fur farming and the testing of cosmetics on animals
39. Waiting times for operations halved
40. Free local bus travel for over-60s
41. New Deal - helped over a million people into work
42. Over 1.5 million child trust funds have been started
43. Free eye test for over 60s
44. Five, six and seven year olds in class sizes of 30 or less
45. Free entry to national museums and galleries
46. Overseas aid budget more than doubled
47. Cancer death rates down by 12 per cent, saving 43,000 lives
48. Cut long-term youth unemployment by 75 per cent
49. Free nursery places for three and four-year-olds in England, Scotland and Wales
50. Free fruit for all four to six-year-olds at school
OK OK apart from these what has Labour ever done for us Reg.
This is only since 1997 I could go back a bit if you want, The creation of the NHS; The Equal Pay Act, The Sex Discrimination Act Etc. Etc.
Youn accused me of refusing to publish your posts.
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