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1.0 out of 5 stars Thatcherite still can't see his failings, 14 May 2013
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Starts off with an objective analysis of the problems and greed in the boardroom and the failure of demorcracy in politics, however, he soon shows that he is a one eyed Tory with disgraceful attacks on Blair.
As far as the social underclass he refers to as a blight on our society he should remember that he was a principle architect with Thatcher of creating this divide .
His proposal of fairness and reform of the system by voluntary living wage increases is beyond belief, does he in his wildest imagination ever think, that the rich and selfish board directors are going to share their ill gained spoils with the working classes. Surely this is a person who has got no concept of what is needed to reform our society. His admiration of the coalition is totally ill founded when you consider the reduction in the top rates of income tax and the attack on the welfare state. As Osbourne said 'we are all in this together' then he rages that he is not going to raid the 'rich' to pay for reforms. It is about time. It is about timel the government of this country started to develop some social justice for all levels in society not just trying to appease the 'few'.
As far as business is concerned where do we see competition driving down costs in the privatised utilities. ( all foreign owned - I cannot imagine for one moment the French allowing the Paris electricity company being owned by the British) . Corporate greed has seen the boardrooms sell out to the highest bidder at an alarming rate, to the extent, that there are very few British owned companies Left. I 'd ask the question why have we not seen the same sale of companies in France and Germany. Why is this government trying to change employment laws to make redundancy easier to enact, is it to make it easier to sell off this countries assets for personal gain.
I have always had conservative values but I despair at what it see for the future for this country.
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Initial post: 19 Jun 2013 17:32:33 BDT
The outgoing Brown government only put up the higher rate of tax in its dying days to provide ammunition in the future against the Tories when they were fairly sure they were going to loose the election. Blair/Brown were in bed with finance capital all along.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Dec 2013 10:39:41 GMT
Barton Keyes says:
"Very few British companies left"? Just what are you talking about?
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