In their endless tit-for-tat utterances, the big Brit political parties ensure that we do not have a properly informed electorate! The Tories bat on endlessly about “the mess left by the last government” which, not only omits mention of the Coalition’s subsequent four years in power, but also omits mention of the fact that the financial crisis was created by the banks, in particular Scottish banks, thus deliberately misleading voters.
In October 2008, the Labour government had ‘invested’ some £124 Billion in Britain’s banks. Their dubious practices have since been progressively revealed in all their gory detail ~ mis-selling of payment protection, manipulating LIBOR (the London Inter-bank Exchange Rate), interfering with currency exchange rates etc.
Oh the irony! A huge financial crisis caused by the ‘private sector’, the much vaunted private sector that the Coalition of privileged, extremely wealthy, public schoolboys in government are busy feeding with more and more government functions to perform inefficiently at greater cost to the ‘public purse’!
In 2010 when the present meddlers took over, the UK’s National Debt was 65% of GDP, whilst at the end of November 2013 it stood at £1.273.7 Trillion, some 76.6% of GDP! Schumm progress that is!!!
Gideon Osborne’s latest dishonest budget presentation omitted to mention that receipts from Income Tax, Corporation Tax and VAT are expected to increase in 2014-15 to £167 billion, £41 Billion and £111 Billion respectively, a total of £319 Billion. These figures compare with £146 Billion, £42 Billion and £78 Billion respectively, a total of £266 Billion in Alistair Darling’s last budget for 2010-11. Even when inflation is ‘factored in’, Osborne’s budget show a real increase in taxation. So much for the party of low taxation.
The fact is that the Brit politicians are so desperate for power and the access to large amounts of public funding, that they set out not to enlighten voters (despite their professed desire for ever more education), but to deceive us.
In short, voters are treated like mushrooms ~ kept in the dark and fed manure!