Friday, June 27, 2008

Have your say

What do you think of Brown's year in office?

I've certainly said my piece, including my thoughts on his time as Chancellor rather than just restricting my comments to the last disastrous year - in summary: OUT! OUT! OUT!

Posted by disillusioned @ 10:58 AM (1180 views)
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10 thoughts on “Have your say

  • my post would be deleted if i said what i wanted to say… so all of labour are idiot liars

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  • I would still like to see Blair tried for war crimes, and it would be good to see them all swinging in the breeze. The thing that makes me more angry than their lies, hypocrisy, incompetence and idiocy is the fact that we allow them to get away with it. And let them keep their pensions! We’ve only got ourselves to blame.

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  • notaneconomicsguru says:

    3. Cornish. Pretty spot on that article given its nearly 2 years old. Unfortunately it doesn’t offer much hope, because it also seems to be implying that a vote for Cameron is liable to get us nothing more than another conniving, lying, crock of shit as PM but on the upside we might not mind his lies quite so much – at least for a few months or years by which time he’ll get tired, grey, wrinkly, old, irritable and boring and then we’ll hate him and everything he stands for too. Well I think I’ll just spoil my ballot paper next time as a protest.

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  • The only way this’ll ever change is if politics can attract people of integrity.
    If we don’t vote, the charlatans stay.
    If we don’t know the people we vote for, the charlatans stay.
    We have far too many ‘politicians’ and not enough ‘people’s representatives’.

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  • OUT!, OUT!, OUT!

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  • In fact, OUT with all politicians!

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  • I dont see the situation changing, or any of the current parties being any better than each other. All the parties are the product of the same system. Yes each party will do different things, but they will still implement totally dumbass policies.

    As I see it politicians have lost the ability to lead and think. Politicians cannot think for themselves anymore.

    1. Focus groups – Arrrggghhhhhhh – No need to make a decision, or any need to think. Just throw lots of random (essentially) ideas at focus groups until you arrive at an answer that makes people happy. Then you have the second problem that focus groups DO NOT work. If we suddenly elected a partly that could actually get us out of the current mess and solve real problems, those solutions would generally be painful in the short term. Example :- We want better public transport, we don’t want higher tax’s (very simple example).

    2. Free markets. There has been a big push towards ‘free markets’ as some god that makes everything work, without having to DO ANYTHING. Its pure lazy thinking. Again it frees politicians from having to actually think, so they in turn lose the ability to think. Free markets can only react, and give a ‘fair’ price for that market at that time. Free markets do not plan ahead (our totally sucky energy policy comes to mind)

    3. Media (news) – The UK media on the whole is so biased these days, they most news stories are worthless as they have been spun so much that fact and fiction have become so blurred thats its impossible to tell the difference. Politicians then read those news papers, and make policies based on some weird combo of fact/fiction. Most news organizations have been corrupted by their owners, and now most papers / TV news outlets are fancy versions of a blogg (and a very badly informed ones). Example : Rupert Murdoc, doesnt like the EU, and doesnt like the Euro (I havent a problem with that), but it is totally wrong that he uses his media to push HIS agenda. News alters public perceptions, which in turn alters the results from focus groups. The reality is that we are becoming de-facto governed, not by the government in power, but by the media.

    4. Spin – OK its natural for everyone to have some amount of ‘spin’, but its now become an art form. This is very dangerous. Simply put, if you lie about a subject enough, people will believe you. Normally the assumption is that this is a way to control the mass public, but politicians are also exposed to this, so they start to believe in their own, and others, spin. Politician’s become less informed as a result. Its kinda like shooting yourself in the foot.

    Without the ability to think anymore, politicians have then lost the ability to lead. If a leader can no-longer lead a country, he(she) will try to force us to comply (ie control) and it should be no shock that Neo-Labour have turned into the biggest control freaks in modern British history.

    Until the system changes, to encourage politicians to think and be leaders, nothing will change (for the better).

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  • *sigh*

    Relevance to HPC?

    You can tell when a politician is lying – their lips move.

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  • I disagree. The incompetence of Gordon Brown and his cabinet will lead to further and worst house price falls that what would have happened.

    So in that case, Let him stay as long as he wants (Or before back bench labour stab him out).
    Good for house price crash

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