July 1st, 2014

Quote of the Day

Miliband guru Lord Glasman:

“We have an England football team of a government, and the reserves are no better. Neither our coaches nor our political leaders seem to understand the relationship between competitiveness and co-operation, team building and winning. We have been managed not led. There seems to be no alternative to conformist mediocrity…

Labour has not told a story about how the centralisation of power, in the market and the state, is the primary problem, and giving incentives to virtue rather than vice is the fundamental solution. And so the most original leftwing thought for some years on social welfare reform vanished almost without trace, reduced to a nasty Labour press release on how the party plans to force young people into training.”


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    Ray in London says:

    ” … the centralisation of power, in the market and the state, is the primary problem, and giving incentives to virtue rather than vice is the fundamental solution.”

    I think the primary problem is that we’ve turned our back on the God to be found in the Bible. Here’s just one quote from that book:

    “Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy; to deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine. (Psalm 33:18)

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    Robin J Smith says:

    Labour’s problem is that it doesn’t know whether to embrace or reject business. Until Labour can find a healthy, workable relationship with businesses both large and small, it hasn’t a hope of ever being relevant.

    Blair almost got it right, but then he got far too close to big business. The £1 million donation from Bernie Ecclestone revealed just how close things got.

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    OK, the coalition won’t make the finals, but they wallop any other team in the National League.

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  4. 4

    Labour are just floundering with an attempt to court the right balance of promises that will get them into power.

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  5. 5
    Maimed Codger says:

    So as good Socialists… they are considering Gulags for the Unemployed

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  6. 6
    ned ludd says:

    I really believe Leon, don’t you?

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    ned ludd says:

    I mean last time he was asked, he couldn’t remember. Pork pie, anyone?

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Can anyone help me? I went on holiday a week ago and returned to find someone has pulled out the stake and Gordon Brown is back and acting as Prime Minister. What did I miss? Has there been a snap election?


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