Friday, 21 May 2010

Don't Say You Weren't Warned





Here are two pictures taken of a politician in Norway. Which one is Cameron? And which one Quisling?

One of them, you will remember, is a byword for a traitor who serves as the puppet of the enemy occupying his or her country.

The other one is Vidkun Quisling.


ps I do not mean to say that Cameron is a traitor to his country. But for 'the enemy' I mean socialist LibDems, for 'country' I mean party. The cost of LibDem support to the Conservative Party will be to shaft the Tory middle class voters in a way that even Brown would applaud, were he not a dishonest unpleasant dog in the manger.

10 comments:

Electro-Kevin said...

Ha ha.

That joke (which comes in many guises) ALWAYS catches me out.

Cameron needs to remember the 11 million.

Both he and Clegg are getting away with murder when they state that "The people have shown that they want a new type of politics."

This could all unravel sooner than Cameron thinks. Moderate union representatives - such as myself (Aslef health & safety)- who are serving for non political reasons might not bother to rein in their more radical brothers at branch meetings now that they know that their PM is not a true Conservative.

We've been betrayed. Unleash the dogs.

Blue Eyes said...

I'm quite happy so far. If anyone was seriously expecting a massive lurch to the Daily Mail in the evet of at Tory landslide they should check their premises.

idle said...

I agree that my post is harsh on Cameron, BE.

But raising CGT from 18% to 40% or 50% (if true) without mentioning it in ones manifesto is the sort of behaviour that no previous
'Conservative' government has tried on its long suffering voters.

The very wealthy, as we all know, can protect assets within schemes that mitigate tax. Low income families rarely need to report capital gains in excess of allowances.

Yet again, the middle classes will bear the brunt of Cameron's failure to understand the Redwood dictum:

"We are not in this situation because we have failed to tax people highly; we are in this situation because the government spends (and will continue to spend) too much".

Blue Eyes said...

Yes and no. 18% was only introduced recently and putting it back up in line with income tax rates is only a reversion to the "norm". CGT was introduced specifically to stop the "wealthy" from treating capital gains as income and therefore avoiding the taxes that "ordinary" people cannot. If the change is coupled with a early-Brown-style taper to encourage longer-term investment then I will be very happy. Remember that the taper that Brown introduced then abolished was one of the few things which were widely respected during his tenure!

I know it's not fun but we are all going to have to swallow huge tax rises. Spending cannot be cut by enough in the time available. Reducing the overall burden takes years and we have months to turn the deficit ship around. Remember even Thatch didn't manage to make much of a dent in spending even with the wind behind her.

Call me Infidel said...

The CGT issue aside I think it is rapidly becoming obvious that Cameron is Ted Heath revisited as Simon Heffer noted at the time of his coronation. Just as the arch europhile sold Britain out to Europe. So i believe will Cameron when push comes to shove. The events in Greece are cooking up the ideal circumstances for a major power grab by the EU.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/simonheffer/7750235/David-Cameron-will-rue-the-day-he-betrayed-the-Conservatives.html

Thud said...

The CGT rise is a disgrace and with one single stroke Cameron destroyed any good will and confirmed any doubts, anything that follows will just confirm him as our very own Obama.As for we will all have to swallow tax rises I can only say that when overseas aid is cut,benefits for criminals gypos etc are cut then I might accept the pain....but maybe thats just the Mail reader in me.

Philipa said...

Strong words, Idle. But I didn't think the coalition a bad thing and it's early days yet..

Electro-Kevin said...

"I know it's not fun but we are all going to have to swallow huge tax rises. Spending cannot be cut by enough in the time available. Reducing the overall burden takes years and we have months to turn the deficit ship around. Remember even Thatch didn't manage to make much of a dent in spending even with the wind behind her."

(The Rt Hon Blue Eyes.)

And I would take austerity willingly ... if I thought he were a Thatch.

I just want people to behave themselves and for things to work like they're meant to. Otherwise I don't care much for being rich.

Electro-Kevin said...

http://electro-kevin-electro-kevin.blogspot.com/2010/05/for-mutley.html

Tragic news.

circus monkey said...

Yes, but apart from that, everything is tickety boo, isn't it? At least the wicked witch - Mandelson is off the scene and we hopefully will be seeing a lot less of Gordon's rumpled mug!