The despair Of The British nation.

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Labour manifesto and past? donors.

This man was very good at his job, below is a list of just a few of the people he helped fund the MESS we're in today!

Hat tip to the now defunct

Airtours plc Gave £6,000
Vauxhall Motors Ltd Gave £7,050
Robert Devereux.Ex-Chair, Virgin Entertainment Group. Richard Branson's brother-in-law. Personal wealth £35 million.
Greg Dyke.Director-General of the BBC. Gave £50,000.
Lord Christopher Haskins.Chairman, Northern Foods and Express Dairies. Gave £5,000 every year since 1992.
Gerry Robinson.Chairman of the Granada Group (paid £1,069,000 in 1999). Head of the Arts Council.

Melvyn Bragg
Lord Hamlyn - £2 million
Christopher Ondaatje - £2 million
Moni Varma - Veetee Rice Company
Robert A. Wann, former Leicester councillor and Chair of Leicester Police Authority
Lord Sainsbury - £2 million
Barbour & Sons - the posh coat manufacturers
James Fisher & Sons
Sponsors 1999-2000
BAE Systems
Severn Trent plc, utility company
Zurich Financial Services (UKISA) Ltd
Duncan Bannatyne

For the following manifesto principles!

We must modernise comprehensive schools. Children are not all of the same ability, nor do they learn at the same speed. That means 'setting' children in classes to maximise progress, for the benefit of high-fliers and slower learners alike. The focus must be on levelling up, not levelling down.

New Labour will be wise spenders, not big spenders. We will work in partnership with the private sector to achieve our goals. We will ask about public spending the first question that a manager in any company would ask - can existing resources be used more effectively to meet our priorities? And because efficiency and value for money are central, ministers will be required to save before they spend.
Save to invest is our approach, not tax and spend.
We will enforce the 'golden rule' of public spending - over the economic cycle, we will only borrow to invest and not to fund current expenditure.

We will be tough on crime and tough on the causes of crime

We will strengthen family life

We will reject the boom and bust policies which caused the collapse of the housing market.
The provision of adequate pensions in old age is a major challenge for the future.

We remain unpersuaded by the case for heavier, 44-tonne lorries mooted by the Conservatives.
Our concern is that they would prove dangerous and damaging to the environment.
We will clean up politics
Unnecessary secrecy in government leads to arrogance in government and defective policy decisions.

2001 Our ten-year goals are for long-term economic stability and faster productivity growth than our main competitors.

Our ten-year goals
Labour rewards savers!
Sustain a higher percentage of people in work than ever before, as we seek full employment in every region.
It is also vital to have in place long-term pension reform. We support a fair balance of public and private provision. Occupational and personal pensions, properly regulated, will continue to offer security for middle and high earners. We will continue discussions on annuity reform to ensure tax rules do not unnecessarily restrict the development of annuity products and markets.

Britain has the highest teenage pregnancy rates in Europe. Labour's strategy tackles the causes of teenage pregnancy, provides mothers under 18 with access to supervised housing if they cannot live at home, and ensures that, if they do have children, teenagers get access to training, education or work. By 2004 we are pledged to reduce teenage pregnancy by 15 per cent.

2005 We will not raise the basic or top rates of income tax in the next parliament.

Where there has been evidence of abuse, the immigration service will be able to

the immigration service will be able to ask for financial bonds to guarantee that migrants return home.

All enclosed public places and workplaces other than licenced premises will be smoke free. All restaurants, pubs and bars serving food will be smoke free.

Chapter 6 Families

Strong families are the bedrock of a strong society

We will put [the constitution] to the British people in a referendum and campaign whole-heartedly for a yes vote to keep Britain a leading nation in Europe.

Chapter 9 Democracy
Labour promises to bridge the chasm between the government and the governed.

Now call me old fashioned but are these donors as guilty of bringing us to this place as America? How many were just plain old altruistic?

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