Mr James Gordon Brown badly misreading an erratic 'autocue' today in Nottingham pledged that Unite trade Union funded Labour would:
Secure the economic recovery and halve the budget deficit through growth, fair taxes and cuts to lower priority spending.
Pipedream One: This overlooks the simple fact that the UK is $170 Billion in debt and essentially paying £3 for every £1 that Gordon Brown has recklessly with 'eyebrows' Darling borrowed in our name.
Don't forget we have a couple of long-term wars to fund in US $ as Brown has awarded major contracts to US firms effectively ignoring our own home based defence industries, putting thousands of skilied jobs at risk. So that ends any idea of halving the budget deficit. Fair taxes does not automatically mean lower taxes, indeed to tread water all taxes and clawbacks need to rise by 30 percent and fair? Who will decide this Mr Darling or Gordon Brown? He managed for years to maintain what he claimed was a fair and increasing defence budget.
Brown then lied the Chilcott Inquiry....cuts to lower priority spending may mean cuts to essential local services but still maintaining big glossy projects such as the Olympics, High speed railways no one can afford to use and if we do use them then the RMT Union will make certain that would not be for long!
Raise family living standards, by keeping mortgage rates low, increasing tax credits for families with young children, helping first-time buyers and restoring the link between the state pension and earnings from 2012
Pipedream Two: The City and the Money markets will always determine Interest rates, too low: investment and saving suffer; too high: no one can afford to borrow. Labour have had over a decade to get it right and have failed to do so. "No more boom and bust" Mr Brown promised! We believed him then but not now!
Build a "high tech, high knowledge" economy, creating one million new skilled jobs and modernising infrastructure with high-speed rail, a green investment bank and broadband access for every citizen
Pipedream Three: What does this mean? High tech, High Knowledge? Mr Brown has yet to master simple e-mail! The very words High tech and high knowledge puts the skids under manufacturing industries where skilled artisans and craftsmen are required. High tech means that one skilled person will control millions of high tech processes ie less jobs for what was called the 'working class' and no incentive to work in skills like engineering and construction.
High speed rail? Means MP's will get free luxury travel from A to B in the first class carriages but the workers will still be standing in standard class and paying more for it!
The so-called green investment bank, linked to the Post Office? We had one it was called GIROBANK sold off to Alliance and Leicester...some politicians will never learn. As for broadband access for everyone, that will be at a price so we can all download porn and online gambling faster !
Again Brown does not understand the Internet any more than Rupert Murdoch does when he decrees paywalls will be errected around his newspaper websites! Would you offer your bank account details for a £1 a day charge? No doubt the banks would happily charge £2 a pop on top to process it!
Protect frontline investment in policing, schools, childcare and the NHS, promising a new guarantee of cancer test results within a week
Strengthen fairness in communities through an Australian style points-based system to control immigration, through guaranteed education, apprenticeships and jobs for young people, and a crackdown on anti-social behaviour.
Pipedream Four: This is where the interm scriptwriter ran out of ideas ( you didn't really think Gordon wrote this stuff???) and started running all the remaining points together, a kind of elephant scattergun approach.
This idea of frontline investment, read frontline cost we cannot bury or hide. We are all lumbered with it. Police, schooling, childcare the NHS. All these 'frontline services' could have had all the funds they needed if Brown hadn't sold our gold reserves for worthless euros and then bailed out (£160 billion of bail-out borrowed money) the greedy, knowingly fraudulent banksters and funding MP's who still don't get it as the Channel Four Television Programme showed.
We still have a few MP's and Peers going through the legal process and who knows some may end up in jail...still room for a few more!
And the biggest Pipedream of all: Mr Brown said: "Each is substantial, it's deliverable and it's carefully costed. I know that in this time of cynicism and lack of trust in politics, there are some people who will say that politicians will promise the earth but never deliver, that a pledge isn't worth the paper it is written on. (refreshing honesty - the last part anyway)
"And I understand that, but these are not general pledges without dates, without tests, without scrutiny. These are our pledge to every single citizen, tied to timetables, regular reporting and proof of performance."
So he now finally admits that politicians are lying, money grabbing, house flipping, sorry individuals but there again we voted them in and only 30 per cent of the UK population actually bothered to vote! A sorry mess and this is just the tip of the iceberg.. come on now,get in line, the new cruise liner is just ready to cast off. We don't want to miss the maiden voyage. State-of-the-art, fully approved by the Board of Trade, a fine name: RMS Titanic indeed! What can possibly go wrong? Err waiter Where can one get some ice around here? Good lord, John Prescott?
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