Wednesday, Mar 14, 2018

What are the conservatives now?

Torygraph: 41bn deficit

If you look at the political system in the UK you are supposed to have a choice between left and right. The Conservatives are meant to champion the free market and lower government spending. Yet, not only is the level of tax the same under the Conservatives as New Labour, we have a situation where property prices are 5x or 7x times cost of building. Market failure. University fees are all at the max. Market failure. No market based reform has been attempted in the NHS i.e. the reality that doctors do a job same as everybody and need to compete on price and quality is ignored. Schools exactly the same. Now I read this, that Hammond is sounding out 5p increases on income tax....wtf is the platform the Conservatives are going to campaign on???

Posted by stillthinking @ 05:39 PM (3508 views) Add Comment

2 Comments

1. mombers said...

"combined with an ageing population"
The Boomers failed to plan for the well known demographic shortfall we face now. Even if you argue that it wasn't them but the politicians that they elected, it's madness to suggest that the burden of this should fall on the working age population alone. The unearned wealth of the richest landowners in the world should remain untouched as always and working people in poverty even are expected to part with their private property to fund the unrealistic promises

Thursday, March 15, 2018 10:35AM Report Comment
 

2. nickb said...

Tories are stuffed is where they are now, they have nothing to offer young people. I hardly think your preferred NHS or schools policies will appeal to them.
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Monday, March 19, 2018 04:15PM Report Comment
 

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