Saturday, February 20, 2010

A Future Fair for All?

Apparently, Labour’s slogan for the forthcoming General Election is ‘A Future Fair for All’.

It is a curiously confusing and clumsy construction, turning an adjective or adverb into a noun. Unless they really are suggesting that Labour’s election manifesto for another period of government will grant us all nauseating rides and amusement stalls for our mutual entertainment.

It isn’t even original, but yet another well-worn, recycled 'policy' parading as inspiration.

But with the national debt currently (at the minute of writing) running at £876,848,942,591.00, representing a colossal £14,059 for every man woman and child in the country, and destined to soar to an eye-watering £1.1 trillion by 2011, shouldn’t Labour be talking of 'A Future Fare for All?’ – the fare they’ve shackled us with for decades to come? The fare we all get to pay for our journey into the future, irrespective of who wins?

And there’s nothing ‘fair’ about it at all.

It is a profound injustice inflicted upon all the people by this tawdry, deceitful and delusional Labour Government.

There’s nothing ‘fair’ about Socialism.


Anonymous Tony B said...

If Labour is socialist, I'm the Archbishop of York.

20 February 2010 at 11:33  
Blogger Species 8472 said...

If Labour isn't socialist then I'm a Jewish bag Lady!

20 February 2010 at 11:40  
Blogger manwiddicombe said...

May I be as bold, your Grace, as to leave a link to another interpretation of the newly unveiled slogan?

Thank you for your understanding

20 February 2010 at 11:48  
Anonymous He's Spartacus said...

There's another His Grace on here, Your Grace.

What are the chances of that happening?

Prophetic word verification....


20 February 2010 at 12:08  
Blogger Frugal Dougal said...

After 13 years of Labour government, I just wonder what happened to a present fair for all.

20 February 2010 at 12:48  
Anonymous head for the hills said...

Your Grace
Our debt is even higher than you report I'm afraid.

20 February 2010 at 12:51  
Anonymous Tony B said...

Frugal Dougal, indeed. Isn't this what was promised in 1997? This is actually an admission of failure.

20 February 2010 at 13:53  
Blogger English Viking said...

Head for the hills,

Don't forget the approx. 2 trillion quid (yep, with a 't') that the Gov is exposed to because of it's insane guarantees to foreign owned banks, covering their debts, nor the other 250 billion in 'off sheet' debts such as PPP hospitals and so called academies.

The debt is utterly colossal, totally un-payable and one of two things will most definitely happen:

1, The Gov (this one or the next, doesn't matter) will inflate the debt away, along with everybody's pension, savings and assets.

2, The Gov (this one or the next, doesn't matter) will preside over the total collapse of Sterling and then scrap it altogether in favour of a new currency, possibly the Euro, possibly whatever replaces the Dollar when that goes the same way.

I can see NO other alternatives, other than a complete butchering of the public sector and benefits, on a scale that would provoke a civil war.

20 February 2010 at 15:31  
Anonymous pedant said...

When a politician uses the word "fair", check your pockets because that's where his hand's itching to be.

English Viking: the debt's not so easy to inflate away this time, as much of it (eg pensions and some gilts) is index-linked. Your despairing comment is the first I've seen to mention civil war. I doubt it will be the last.

20 February 2010 at 15:40  
Blogger Species 8472 said...

What of the new Tory plan to kill off party dinosaurs?

Read HERE in leaked Tory document. It simply reeks of the modern Tory idea of democracy!

20 February 2010 at 15:42  
Anonymous head for the hills said...

English Viking..

Yes you're correct. The debt is beyond imagination and will bring anarchy sooner than people realise. I wouldn't go for the inflation ruse though as wages are fixed or falling. People would starve even quicker if this was cast irons plan. I think house prices will be decimated. Public services will collapse and the army will eventually be required to try and keep order. It will happen in the US first where they are further along this road. The rate of police sheriffs resigning in the US is rising as they aren't keen on shooting their own citizens. Out of state sheriffs are being recruited who are on message, have read the plans and haven't backed down.

20 February 2010 at 16:16  
Anonymous len said...

I feel we have all been taken for a ride by the socialists, left me feeling a bit sick .

20 February 2010 at 16:54  
Anonymous jeremy hyatt said...

A Future Fair For All???

I confine myself to saying that's just an offence against the English language.

20 February 2010 at 17:44  
Anonymous not a machine said...

It is very disappointing that so many gov Tv and radio adds have used our money to prop up a party going on such a meaningliess slogan .

Might as well have said the day after tommorow will be another day or tea gets colder with time .

Wheres the debt repayment plan , or for that matter any meaningfull or respectfull digest for the voters to consider a slogan ? feels more like a slow gun , going off .

20 February 2010 at 17:57  
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20 February 2010 at 18:31  
Anonymous Oswin said...

Great, the 'end is nigh' (been reading 'English Viking's posts) and I was depressed to start with! However, on the bright side (is he insane? Well yes, probably)at least in the ensuing civil unrest/Civil War/'cleansing' withal/whatever, we might get a few things sorted out....unfortunately, I am too old and decrepit to enjoy the coming melee, and will probably be eaten by undesirables of a calibre I would not ordinarily wish to associate. Damn, don't you just hate it when that happens?!?

20 February 2010 at 19:06  
Anonymous Mr Man said...

A Future Fair For All - they're going to organise some sort of national fete. Like the Millennium Dome. Because that worked well.

20 February 2010 at 19:12  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since he's used the 'fair' word again I just thought I would re-post this comment I left in the G on the dat below.

I'm just a leetle guy trying to get by.

My guess is that there is going to be a run on rope and lamp-posts in the next 10 to 15 years.

Fairness is still our guide

theoriginaljones's comment 20 Sep 08, 12:54pm

I personally doubt you will ever read this Prime Minister. However, as I very rarely feel moved to comment in a forum such as this and am not, generally, an 'activist' of any kind I will try to make my small contribution count.

What is the REAL agenda here PM? As someone who has never generally courted 'controversy' in his life, as a former serviceman who served in the first gulf war and now a qualified medical doctor I have led what could be considered a 'proper' life and one that contributes to the general good.That being the case then why do I feel an almost obscene sense of betrayal and a (righteous?) anger at what are, to my mind, very disturbing trends within British society?Especially in the context of the last few Labour years.

If it were just myself who had, somehow, completely misinterpreted the developments that I allude to above, then I would like to think that I have the insight to question myself and derive the correct (i.e. doctrinal?) answer.BUT, I have discovered that I am FAR from alone in this feeling of uneasiness.People generally have also been reduced to furtive whispers when discussing such concerns ( for fear of transgressing some draconian law or other).This will only generate extreme social stresses in the few years to come and unless (as I suspect ) you have a ready-made contingency to deal with these then civil strife is going to result.Hence my question about the real plan.You even have sentiments that I describe here within the ranks of the Police and Armed Forces themselves.

For my part Prime Minister it is with some sense of shame that I felt that I had no other option than to leave the United Kingdom and take my family with me with no intention of ever going back( I am in the company of hundreds of thousands).Shame because I consider myself privileged and proud to have been born and raised (for the first 40 years) in what was a great nation with few peers but have now turned my back on it.Shame also at being privileged enough to be able to do what so many many more in my home country cannot( they will sadly be the ones who will have to do the hard work to wrest the country back).It dirturbs so many that a rational debate on the social forces now at work within the country cannot be had without fear of some legal reprisal or other.

I am also distressed by the direction of the European 'project' currently feverishly underway.If people were allowed to understand more at what this entails they would see that it could only lead to a destruction of what being 'British' is.Disturbing Prime Minister, very disturbing.What is this about?

Any questions such as mine here can always, of course, be either ignored, deleted or otherwise, 'spun' away but that, in no way, reduces their power or validity.

So, to take me back to the beginning Prime Minister, what exactly is the real agenda here?.(I say this in recognition that you also very much have YOUR strings pulled too).If matters don't change very soon indeed I fear that the butchers bill will exceed even that of the pin-striped 'spivs' in the City of London.A bill that the aforementioned less privileged have also had to foot.

I thank you kindly for your anticipated lack of response, as a 'reinforcer' for my emerging beliefs about events it will work wonders.

See you (and spivs) at the audit.

20 February 2010 at 20:11  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fair for all except the English. His own country where he was elected has its own parliament, capital city and national anthem, they have free half price prescriptions soon to be free, free university free elderly care and cancer treatment, our north sea borders were doctored to appease the nationalists and so on yet this bloke talks of fairnes, he signed the scottish claim of right which obliges him to put scotch interests first, how can a pm whether elected or not serve a so called 'united'kingdom whilst denying my country the same benefits as his own.Howeverjust a few points from the union point of view, he has robbed our pensions, lied about a vote on lisbon and sold our gold reserves at knock down price announcing in advance the day he was selling it, need i say more,

20 February 2010 at 20:27  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whenever I try to say it myslef, it comes out as "a future free-for-all"...

20 February 2010 at 21:05  
Anonymous Jewish Bag Lady said...

Species 8472

"We are the socialists. Lower your shields and surrender your ships. We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own. Your culture will adapt to service us. Resistance is futile."

20 February 2010 at 21:43  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Species 8472, Daleks are the supreme beings!

Exterminieren! Exterminieren! Halt! Sonst werden wir sie Exterminieren! Sie sind jetzt ein Gefangener der Daleks!

20 February 2010 at 21:47  
Anonymous redintoothandclaw said...

Labour's big misatke was baleing out all those Tory bankers. We nationalised private debt.

Now the tory boys with designer specs are at it again in the City and toffs like Cameron, who has never done a proper day's work in his life, and that other little pipsqueek who is masquarading as shadow chancellor will let them ruin us for a second time.

The free market is a heap of keech.

20 February 2010 at 23:35  
Blogger Gnostic said...

Fair is wrong. It should have been a circus to reflect all the pratfalling clowns chucking their custard pies around the Palace of Westminster and squirting EU water in our faces.

21 February 2010 at 10:18  
Anonymous Future fair for all said...

Not so much a slogan, more like an admission of 13 years of failure.

21 February 2010 at 16:52  
Anonymous a future fair for all said...

Google for "future fair for all" - click "I'm Feeling Lucky"

25 February 2010 at 22:15  
Anonymous Mark @ Israel said...

It's good that the Conservative Party is represented by different races. I'm just not sure about having representatives who are gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender to be ideal.

2 March 2010 at 11:11  
Blogger Joanne said...

I thought it was just me this morning, when I saw the Labour slogan for the first time.
I thought exactly the same - Come one and all to the fair - enjoy the ride..."all the fun of the fair" - however that would be without the "fun" in Labour's case11
This is a terrible and confusing slogan - how embarrassing!

12 April 2010 at 10:43  

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