I Can Write A Piece To Rival The Glorious MSM?
Today was unusual insomuch as a by-election count took place the 'morning after'. I was, like many anoraks, glued to the drama unfolding. For me, as I grow older and see the Country decline, my pension holdings suffer and my hard earned retirement look ever more bleak, this morning's outcome was of great significance.
Firstly any economic and social recovery must be through a different way of governing than that which has been culpable in it's creation. Just one example, of many, is the tri-partite financial regulation set up by Brown in 1997. A further such illustration is the destruction of pensions via the abolition of tax relief on fund investment dividends. A double hit in hurting the stock market and the pensions of millions of people.
The consequences of decisions and actions made a generation ago and recently, are dire. Our debt levels are out of control. So bad is the situation, budget forecasts, just weeks old, of £175 billion, are now seen to be optimistic. Our ability to pay for our nation's requirements is massively damaged. We face such pain as never before experienced other than in wartime.
This returns me to the Norwich North election result. I have watched and listened, bewildered, to the excuses by The Government and Prime Minister. It's about MPs expenses, a lack of faith in politicians, Labour voters stayed away. Not one glimmer of realisation that The Electorate no longer trust them to Govern competently or correctly. Only a few days ago The PM stated that "What people want is for us (Labour) to see them through these difficult times". So therefore we would expect this bold statement to be reflected in this by-election, would we not?
My interpretation of this "opinion poll" is that people want a General Election and possibly a change of Government. For Conservatives the big fear must be that Labour say, "We hear the message from Norwich loud and clear. As an honest response, we shall hold a General Election and The PM will use this as a platform to explain clearly and as a manifesto promise, how we intend to cope with the massive debt we have incurred. Let the people decide if they wish us to continue to Govern." Unfortunately they have decided we would not and therefore cling on with their Micawber approach regardless of "what the people want".
Such an attitude is taking their Party towards, not electoral defeat but rather possible fragmentation or even annihilation. I for one will not be sorry.