Sunday, 21 March 2010

Tales of darkness, despair and the Labour party.

The seventies throwbacks that run UNITE have been silly little people. Getting all uppity and shirty in the current climate guarantees that their nasty operation will be examined in some detail, and it has been. Their taxpayer-funded sidelines are coming into the light, the degree to which they run the Labour Party is becoming clearer and more public by the day, and their vicious intimidatory techniques are being documented. You think those stories of phone-throwing and shouting levelled at the Brown Gorgon were bad? Take a look at what his paymasters get up to.

The Labour party, the unions, same thing. The unions control Labour now. It doesn't matter which Labour MP you vote for, they are not going to be able to do a thing without the approval of a load of people you didn't vote for. The Tories will still be run by the EU, which is bad, but Labour are run by both the EU and the unions, and their two masters want different things. Very different things.

The EU want cuts, the unions want more spending. Labour are in the middle and have no power to decide. So the unions call strikes when those EU-demanded cuts start coming. The Brown Gorgon has not intervened because he can't. He can't intervene in the BA problem either because BA are doing what the EU demand - trimming back their business to stay solvent - the only sensible thing they can do. The unions not only refuse to allow this, they expect BA to magically produce more money so their members can have pay rises and the union can increase the amount they take from those members in dues.

It goes deeper than simple union control of a political party. RantinRab and Subrosa, and others, have mentioned Glasgow council's links to crime gangs and as more and more of that comes out, it starts to look very dodgy indeed. A quango has just bunged a public-money bribe Labour's way, to add to the money laundered through the unions, and the police have to get permission to investigate Glasgow's Labour friends.

Meanwhile, Labour are to scrap the UK-wide elderly care schemes and use the money to buy votes in England. They don't care about Scotland, because Scotland voted SNP and must now be punished for that. Large swathes of Scotland are filled with idiots who will vote for socialism in one form or another anyway because it's easier than looking after themselves.

What the hell happened to those burly kilted warriors who could walk from one end of the country to the other and find whatever they needed along the way? Now they fester in council tower blocks, watching an Australian playing a Scottish hero while swigging from a can of beer and stuffing themselves with deep-fried pizza. March on London? They can barely make it to the bus stop. They'll turn purple at the idea they are weak and shout 'Ah can sure look after ma'sel', ye just step ootside an' say it, pal'. but that's not what I mean and you know it. Deep down, you know it. Once the benefits train stops - which it must soon, now the money's run out - you're going to be eating your children to stay alive because there will be nothing else. You voted for this. Time and again, you voted for it and you are going to vote for it next time too.

Labour have taken full advantage. Not just in Scotland but all over the UK, they have set up captive voters who cannot vote against them because they are stuck in dead ends with nothing but benefits to keep them alive. Most of those trapped voted for it, so it's hard to care. Many of them don't want to get out of there, and when those people lose their free cash, it will be impossible to care. Some do want to get out, but Labour's benefits trap is a strong one. The only way out is to give up everything and start from scratch, and that's certainly not an easy option.

Now we are run not by the people those Labourites voted for, but by people we have never even heard of, who have never stood for election, in the unions and the EU and increasingly, it seems, in criminal gangs. All seem able to escape the consequences of their activities simply by dropping a few pennies at the feet of the nearest Labour MP and shouting 'Dance for your pennies, laddie'.

How low will they go? Well, a short comment by Prodicus gives a hint.

The EU have already redone referenda when they didn't get the answer they wanted. The precedent is set. If this government doesn't get the answer they want at the next election...

... would they make us all vote again until we get it right?

The EU couldn't object. They've done the same thing. The unions and the gangs won't object. They want that answer too. The only real question would be - how many times will we have to tell them?


subrosa said...

LI, are you sure you're not the twin of he who sits on the living room settee? He was just orating on this very subject earlier today and in a very similar vein.

Thanks for the link too. :)

On a different note, my grass is starting to look a bit less sad. Have you gently raked yours yet?

Leg-iron said...

Subrosa - I don't have family in your part of the world (probably, although both parents came from large families and we do have a tendency to spread like weeds).

I haven't started on the grass yet. I'm still working that corner that used to be 'damp' but is now 'the bog of eternal stench'.

Sue said...

Do you get the feeling that one day this is all going to just blow up?

I'm astounded by the corruption of our "ruling classes". We need a revolution.. and I can feel that coming too.

Leg-iron said...

I honestly can't understand why not one jumped-up council official has yet been found floating in a duckpond or crammed into a wheelie bin with his mouth stuffed with cigarette ends.

I mean, there are only so many cheeks anyone can turn, surely?

banned said...

I was taken by the theory that Unites action was a stitch up intended to make Gordon look big and hard and effective by quelling them. Now I'm more in favour of the cock-up theory. Unite could not have picked a worse moment to come up for pblic scrutiny for the reasons that you outline. They may yet save the day for dippy Dave and his soppy pals.

But it is not just those trapped in government sponsored poverty who will vote Labour, it is also the armies of generously salaried middle class profesionals paid to administer that entrapment; which is, of course, the whole point.

Do I care if 200,000 civil servants go on strike next week? No I don't, it'll just show how many of them there are and how easily we could get along without them.

Anonymous said...

The reason we're seeing a lot of union-instigated strikes right now is simple, and psychological. Union activists for the most part are the arsey gits, the employees who would rather pick a fight than negotiate a quiet, sane solution. Right now the political situation is that the Labour Party (not the Government, the Party; they're separate entities) is not so much up to its eyeballs in debt as sunk several kilometers below the surface, and worse it owes money to bankers.

Now bankers are cold-blooded at the best of times and where a debt running into the millions is concerned, they might as well have superfluid helium in their veins. So, as long as the debt is being serviced then it will be allowed to stand. As soon as the debt cannot be serviced, they'll all pounce at once and call it in. Due to the peculiar way the Labour Party is constituted, the principal officers are liable without limit for the Party's debts.

None of these principal officers are rich enough to take a hit this big; when Labour goes bankrupt, so will they. A bankrupt cannot sit as a member of parliament, so if the labour party goes under Gordon, Harriet and a few others automatically lose their seats, and won't that look good in an election campaign, the Leader of the party bankrupt and disbarred?

It is therefore vitally important that the Labour Party keeps on servicing its debts, and they're doing this by passing money to the TUC to be used in union modernisation, which gets passed to the few unions who'll still donate to Labour (i.e. the big public service unions) who kick most of this money back to Labour. The unions here don't need the money that is being passed to them; for their needs their members' dues can suffice. Labour, by contrast, would die in an instant if it didn't have help from its union friends.

So, we're back in the political situation of the bad old days of the 1970s. A few big unions have the Labour Party by the balls, and since these power-mad arsey gits know that this'll be the last chance they get for decades (possibly for their entire careers), they're making the most of this last chance to wield the power to really fuck up peoples' lives for one last, glorious time.

Put up with the muppets; they haven't got long left and a nice display of dog-in-a-manger arseyness ought to seal their fate nicely.

Sir Henry Morgan said...

What Sue said.

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