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in my view, britain would have lost WW2 if it had followed labour wishes

October 1936 - Labour Conference, Edinburgh

“There can be no question of our supporting the government in its rearmament policy.”
         Clement Attlee, Leader of the Labour Party, 1935-1955; UK Prime Minister, 1945-1951

“What the resolution does not contemplate being done is the lining up behind the government and voting for its rearmament programme.”
         Herbert Morrison, Labour Party politican, beaten by Clement Attlee in leadership election

By this time, Ernest Bevin and Hugh Dalton were starting speak against Labour’s appeasement line.

“It is not sense to call in one breath for the supply of arms to Spain and in the next breath to oppose British rearmament and to crab recruiting. [...] Whatever else may be defensible, this blend of sentiments is not.”
         Hugh Dalton in the New Statesman, 24 October 1936.

The Labour Party again voted against rearmament estimates in 1937.


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miliband: cut borrowing by borrowing more

“I was asked a question about Labour's plans to cut VAT. I am clear about this – a temporary cut in VAT, as we are proposing, would lead to temporary rise in borrowing. The point I was making yesterday was to get growth going by cutting VAT, then over time you will see borrowing actually fall. That was the point I was making. It's good to make that point clear today.”

I’ve made an appointment with the bank manager to see if I can do what Ed Miliband’s proposing.

The bank manager says I can’t because the government is going to borrow the money for me.

I asked the bank manager who would be paying that borrowing back, and he said me!

So, not only can I not borrow the money for myself, I still have to pay it back.

I ’phoned up Ed Miliband. He said he’s proposing this type of borrowing because it’s ‘fair’!

Now how many people agree with Miliband, and his mate, Balls?



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deep intellectual errors of balls, obama, miliband, krugman etc

A dope like Ed Balls (and others) believes that you can borrow your way out of debt.

What do they want to do with that debt? They want to spend it on their own fantasies, like the O2 arena or a railroad.

How would this happen? They’ll pay the borrowed money to people to build their desired pyramids or growing dole outlays. Much of the ‘borrowed’ money, they have not the slightest intent of paying back. They intend to inflate it away and, to a lesser extent, take the goods of those who actually produce things people want (this they call ‘taxes’).

Taxation undermines the motive of people to work, and inflation undermines trust in money. Trust also means trust in wider society - no-one can trust that people owing them money will pay it back at all. If they do, it will be in reduced monetary value.

Essentially this is a process of trying to fool people into doing what they, the socialist politicians want. Well, you can fool some of the people all the time, but over time increasing numbers will opt out of the dishonesty. Thus the economy shrinks, and people look to exploiting the dishonesty for themselves rather than be taken for idiots. Else they at least reduce their productive activities as the distrust expands in society.

Basic socialist attitudes that ‘only an intellectual could believe’.

The reality is the dishonest games become ever less effective, leaving the only remaining route for government being to resort to main force. Hence the inevitable outcome of socialist dogmas.

As it was said of Hitler when he went this road, he had the advantage of being a dictator prepared to kill anyone who tried to avoid his socialist ‘policies’. Thus he forced the unemployed to build roads and tanks.

People like Paul Krugman pretend that they are ‘economists’, whereas in fact they are politicians who wish to fool people into acting as people like Krugman would rather they did.

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broadcast on george orwell

BBC Radio 4 : “Orwell now - the road to 1984” is now available on playback - 58 minutes listening
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“What led avowed socialist George Orwell to write a novel beloved of the Right?

“David Aaronovitch traces how a decade of political chaos shaped Orwell's vision of a totalitarian future.”

Much of the programme is a list of the people who nearly destroyed Britain .

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David Aaronovitch:

“1984: George Orwell's road to dystopia. A decade of political chaos shaped George Orwell's vision of a totalitarian future, writes David Aaronovitch.

“I was brought up in a house full of books, none of them by George Orwell.

“Simone de Beauvoir was there, as was Sartre and Aldous Huxley and even Lenin. The last is actually a clue as to the absence of the first.

“My parents were Communists. To them Orwell was on the other side of politics - someone whose principal writings were hostile to them and what they wanted to achieve.” [Quoted from bbc.co.uk]

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trusting socialists is not wise - nhs inquiry

David Cameron assumed office on 11 May 2010.

“On 9 June 2010 the Secretary of State for Health, Andrew Lansley MP, announced a full public inquiry into the role of the commissioning, supervisory and regulatory bodies in the monitoring of Mid Staffordshire Foundation NHS Trust.”

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