bristleposh wrote:When you can tell me which policies of your beloved left outstrip anything brought to the table by the right. Oh, and where the money might come from to fund some of the folly policies. Oh, I know tax the rich, but first of all take away their passports so they can't leave the country with their money before its taxed.
as a starter:-
reverse cutbacks on mental health care
ensure that disabled benefit is not removed where it is needed and is essential
reverse cut backs on social care
reverse cutbacks on Sure start
reverse cutbacks for funding for local government
reverse cutbacks on funding for schools on a per capita basis
reverse cutbacks on nhs on a per capita basis (and conveniently forget the effect of mental health and social care now borne by nhs)
reverse proposals for grammar schools . (why not call it what it is , reintroduce secondary moderns) too many of my friends were written of aged 11
reverse talk of reintroducing fox hunting
reverse the cutbacks on the regional aid programme
forbid murdoch from taking over sky
dont think blaming immigration is a panacea, its just the easy scapegoat
give some thought as to what will happen to welsh and scottish hill farmers after 2019
tell us what their policy is on fisheries
make realistic proposals about the effect of zero hours contracts and the "gig economy"
actually have a decent house building programme and penalise people from overseas from owning uk property without living here.
tell us how we are going to rebalance the economy (osbornes fine words without meaning or result)
tell us how we can stop the increasing "south east centrist" approach to all things
invest substantially in the infrastructure whilst borrowing costs are low
and give us an indication of what leaving the single market will cost us.
i see each of these items as being part of a decent and civilised society . i do not support corbyn, i do not have a beloved left. i wish to live ina decent society
the fat man pickles used to talk of "efficiencies" , but really what they were wanting to do was cut back services essential for a civilised society , and yet reward people with inheritance tax cuts ("we shouldnt be taxed twice", not on house price increase you havent) and other tax reductions which have had a disproportionate benefit to the already wealthy) .
austerity in 2010 was a disaster as it cut back the already established growth and it was only in 2012 that osborne understood that austerity was bonkers. we neeed real growth . all parties need to understand that. house price inflation is not a substitute for that in the mid term
as i said , just a starter