Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Lest We Forget

If you are anything like me, you already know who you are going to vote for, so my trying to influence your vote is pointless.

All I will say is, remember what the 80's were like and if you're not old enough ask someone who was around then.  17%  interest rates, over 3 million unemployed, little investment in state education or the NHS and if you were one of those unemployed, what was the advice you were given "get on your bike".

If you are lucky enough to be in the 3 percent who will benefit from Cameron's main tax pledge, to cut inheritance tax, then by all means vote for the Bullingdon boys, if not please think about it,  as for all the talk of Blair being Thatcher's heir, he was just the young pretender, Dave is the real deal.

I would like my boys to grow up as part of a tolerant, fair and just society, where everybody is valued no matter where they come from class, or country and from previous experience that is not under a Conservative government.

The name gives the game away for a start does it not?

Fine Young Cannibals - Blue

* for all of you who just come for the music, my apologies, normal service will resume on Friday with a belter of a very recent dance track.


ally. said...

well said dearie. as ever

Mondo said...

And let's not forget the 80s boom and bust, house repossesions, negative equity, Poll Tax, privatisation of public services, the crippling of union representation. Never again.

Anonymous said...

and the stoppage of free school milk...That warm milk on a summers morning was lovely ;-)

Mulrine said...

I'm scared.

Furtheron said...

"I would like my boys to grow up as part of a tolerant, fair and just society"

Indeed didn't Mrs T tell us society was dead. The inequity that was introduced during the 80s still rages on today and I fear we'll just see more of it in the next parliament

Mulrine said...

Inequality existed before Thatcher and, due to Thatcher, will exist long after, thanks to the pedalling of neoliberalism.