UK unemployment is growing 500% quicker than the Eurozone so don’t let Osborne blame Greece http://t.co/IiJJWp2X
The post he refers to, one of his own, is well worth a read in full.
It does, of course, beg the question: what on earth are Osborne and Cameron up to? In my mind, I think the only sensible reply is to say: “Exactly what they set out to do!”
Increase unemployment – in order to tip the balance of negotiating power in the direction of employers; destroy that part of our monopolistic “free market” which, even now, was giving the bigger companies grief – in order that the only businesspeople left on the killing-field are the big-money sponsors of the Tory Party; shake out all those feelgood policies New Labour had engineered to tie the disparate social elements of this country together – in order to better control the chaos that is left; and – finally – deactivate all chances of making socialism work for the oh so conservative British.
For that, if anything, was Tony Blair’s unalloyed triumph. Make even the Conservatives believe that helping the less well-off and more disadvantaged was an inevitable political evil which had to be tolerated in the name of fair play.
Not, incidentally, what Osborne and Cameron care to believe in at all.
And that, precisely, is why they have set out to unravel all Blair’s careful and clever tapestry of union.