Such a prescient, beautiful sentiment.

Saturday, 27 February 2010

Labour Failure.

James Gordon Brown And 13 Years Of ...................

"And friends I wanted to talk about what we’ve achieved together – a Labour-led

Welsh administration." Coalition, you twit!

You should be proud of the pioneering Proact and React jobs investments that have saved and created thousands of jobs.

"Essentially, if you live in Wales, you now are more likely to be out of work, more likely to be economically inactive, and more likely to face serious financial problems as a result. It is high time the Labour-Plaid Government got a grip, if they are right in claiming that the recession is bottoming out then why are there more people losing their jobs than ever before?" Oct.2009.

And for children and families, a nursery and early learning revolution that is transforming thousands of children's lives.

Almost one in six children have problems learning to talk, with boys facing more

difficulties than girls, a survey found today. Jan.2010

For school children, the largest ever school modernisation programme in the history of our country.

Standard of education is 'dropping' say employers

Company directors call into question government figures for education standards and report poor numeracy and literacy in new employees.

For Welsh teenagers and adults a modern skills for work strategy a million miles away from the so called youth opportunities of the Tory years.

The Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009 was given Royal assent. The Act was designed to reform the skills system. Every suitable young person who wanted an apprenticeship would be entitled to one by 2013. The Learning and Skills Council would be replaced by two new bodies: the Skills Funding Agency and the Young People's Learning Agency.

For young couples starting out, funds to deliver more than 6000 affordable homes. When?

For travel throughout Wales, new investment in our railways and in the Ebbw Vale railway line – a key line connecting our communities, closed under the Tories and re-opened with Labour. This ambitious project, funded by the Welsh Assembly Government in 2006!

And for our older heroes – Welsh Labour made Wales the first nation of the UK to offer free bus travel for pensioners.

The advisory group estimate that today, as an example, about £25m a year could be saved by restricting free travel on local buses to pensioners with below average incomes.

It said: "The current approach to subsidising public transport (at a cost of some £230m in 2008-09) is rapidly becoming unaffordable.

In so many ways Labour Wales has led and had a huge an impact on the world – thinking of others and not just ourselves… And so let me also congratulate you on becoming the very first Fairtrade nation on our planet.
"Critics say that fair trade will never lift a country out of poverty; indeed, it may keep it there, because the money generated from sales goes almost in its entirety to rich countries which promote the products. Only about 5% of the sale price of a fair trade chocolate bar (which retails for £1.73 in the UK shops) may actually go to the poor country."
John Vidal & Paul Brown, Feel-good factor

So today we’re talking about major Labour achievements, great social advances. Even in spite of a global recession and the difficulties we have faced, we’ve had thirteen years of progress - and let us say that what we have built together with the people of Wales we will never now let the Conservatives destroy.
In short, sterling is in the toilet, our pensions have been slaughtered, cash savings yield almost nothing, the country is up to its neck in unprecedented debt, the banking system is awash with funny money, our gold reserves were sold off at rock-bottom prices, and Britain’s dole queue is considerably longer than before Crash Gordon began cooking the books .

Now this rebuttal exercise has been fairly poorly researched. If one went much deeper then the even more horror that is Labours' and Brown's 13 years of economic debauchery would be even more palpable. In this old socks full of holes speech the man just does not cut the mustard.
As for more pathetic whining about his family background visit

! Also, remember, Labours' manifesto promises over Lisbon in 2005? Suddenly I'm feeling a bit better about a Conservative "change".


  1. The part of that speech shown on Sky News today was almost more than I could stomach, OR, then immediately after that, they rolled out Hain to make what was, in effect, a party political broadcast on behalf of Labour. Difficult questions and interruptions were non-existent and The Cuprinol Kid was lying through his teeth and spouting absolute drivel. It was easy to tell he was lying, Grrrr - he was blinking at a serious rate of knots, (the only times he didn't blink at nineteen-to-the-dozen was when he dallied over the words "to" and "the" to give himself time to think), and his mouth was moving and sound was coming out.

    I can't stand that bloody man - it's a miracle the television is still in one piece!

  2. "... we will never now let the Conservatives ..."

    Is that a threat or a promise?

  3. BS is braver than me, I only watched for a few seconds.

    Let's see how Dave performs this afternoon. I hope his speech doesn't smack of desperation.

    Personally I think today's polls are somehow 'fixed' but he still has a lot to worry about.