We could do with some tea party politics in Britain (Daily Express)


By Stephen Pollard
September 17, 2010
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I have a piece in today's Express on the 'tea party' in the US. It's here.

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stephenb

Sat, 09/18/2010 - 09:54

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Like the man said....since the presidential election the Democrats have moved to the right and the Republicans have moved to the loony bin


StandForPeace

Sat, 09/18/2010 - 12:54

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DLeigh-Ellis

Sat, 09/18/2010 - 20:06

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The last thing we need in this country is a Fox News sponsored podium for all the Glenn Becks and O Donnells to spout their unhinged and dubious rhetoric from.

Btw Stephen, you wrote:

'Most of the Left-wing media think that the coalition’s proposed budget cuts are a brutal attack on the poor and cannot comprehend the idea that ordinary Britons do not want to carry on paying for layabouts'

The fact that you assume that 'the poor' are automatically 'layabouts' shows that you must be fairly removed from the reality of many hard-working people who still struggle to earn enough for a moderate standard of living. Of course, it's articles like your own that go towards supporting the coalition's chosen myths.

Most of the poor in this country are not layabouts, likewise, reducing spending will decimate the public sector and destablise the communities whom depend on it for the majority of their employment.... The fact that the government has a 'coalition' status means that many who voted for the coalition actually voted assertively against cuts. The betrayal of the Lib Dems means that the government do not actually have much of a democratic mandate for their proposed cuts.

Hopefully the Lib Dems and Opposition will come to their senses and come up with some alternative ways to raise capital other than slashing public spending... Otherwise we'll be back in the 1980s before we know it... Cuts and strikes, no fun for anybody - including the marketeers!

Unfortunately for you, in the UK the right has consistently aimed to tarnish activists as a fringe movement. So, if you think there will be a 'tea-party' style movement in the UK, expect it to come from the left... The only time the right have ever started a grass roots movement in recent years was when the left wanted to stop the toffs from shooting foxes.


stephenb

Sun, 09/19/2010 - 18:59

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Stephen Pollard is nuts. We love him but that doesn't make him any the less nuts

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