Sunday, January 15, 2012

The magic money tree creed

Ed Millipede is in trouble, not his usual trouble of being totally out of touch with what actually needs to be done to put the economy back on track. Nor is it the usual problem of having abandoned your core group of voters in order to suck up to immigrant groups. No, the Millipede is in trouble because the left have sussed that he no longer believes in the magic money tree.

Embattled Ed Miliband was told by Labour MPs last night to stop copying David Cameron and start showing some leadership of his own.
The Labour leader sparked a furious backlash after the party abandoned opposition to the Coalition’s public-sector pay freeze and refused to reverse cuts.
The U-turn was unveiled by Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls, who insisted the party had to set a ‘credible’ alternative to the Coalition and be ‘honest with the British people’.
But Labour MPs accused the two Eds of caving into the Tory agenda.
Labour veteran Austin Mitchell attacked ‘barmy’ Mr Balls’s cuts somersaults and also lambasted ‘weak’ Mr Miliband.
He told The Mail on Sunday: ‘This is a desperate attempt to get respectability but it’s barmy. Miliband is acting out of weakness. We are not the Government and we will get nowhere by going around wearing a hair shirt like this.’
And Blyth Valley MP Ronnie Campbell said: ‘The activists are livid. We are dancing to the Tory tune. We’ve been opposing their cuts, now we’re saying we agree with them. We don’t know whether we’re coming or going.’
This sadly has always been the problem of the left, they actually don't know (or in a lot of cases don't care) exactly where the money to pay for things comes from. As far as they are concerned money comes from a magic tree that pays for everything, not from hard pressed taxpayers who are sick to death of paying for things like public sector pensions, people who wont (not can't) work, translation services, diversity co-ordinators, racial awareness committees and all the various things that socialist policies have left us in their poisonous legacy of the Blair/Brown years. Not that I think the Millipede actually grasps this, but he will have been told that such policies as cutting back the public sector is popular with voters, so lets go for it. This of course puts him into conflict with the dinosaurs of the left who as far as they are concerned think that the rich should pay for everything, rich being anyone in a job as far as I can see. Nor do they see the problems the UK faces as anything other than someone else's fault, that the massive levels of public spending have made recovery very difficult as they aren't contributory to wealth creation, in many cases they are entirely the opposite.
They never learn, the magic money tree is their religion and like a lot of false religions it blinds its followers to the obvious. Thatcher had them sussed though with her comment that "Socialism only works till someone else's money runs out." Well the money has run out, but not the mindset of the left who want us to carry on spending what we don't have.

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Woman on a Raft said...

Many people are having trouble coming to terms with what has happened - they don't believe it because we've been putting it off for years and thought it was all going to magically sort itself out.

Christmas was the last gasp of consumerism; next year everything will be cut back drastically. Socialists generally believe more deeply in Santa, but they aren't the only ones.

Captain Haddock said...

Socialism, in all its forms is a serious mental illness ..

Don't believe me ?

Just check out the number of nutters in the Labour Party ..

Milipede, Harman, Balls, Abbott, et al ..

WitteringsfromWitney said...

Nice post QM and one cannot but second what Captain H said!

Doesn't matter how you spell Harman, Abbott or Milipede - its all balls!

James Higham said...

The problem if Millipede E goes is whether the next one will be horrendous.