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Bemused? This book is useful ammunition in defence of sanity!
on 30 May 2013
A useful, and short, read for those, like me, bemused that the story told by the Tory propaganda machine is swallowed by the general public, if opinion polls are to be believed, and goes by and large without substantial challenge from the fifth estate - the press and media. Tory ministers are getting away with statistical sophistry, very selective use of evidence and lazy myth-making, understandable as their project is in reality not reducing the budget deficit, which is increasing due to the recession caused in part by austerity, but a full-scale onslaught against the welfare state. (Austerity does not boost the economy in times of recession, especially when every other country is doing the same - hence no competitive advantage - and is necessarily regressive, of course.) But how come Labour is not repudiating the blame laid at its door, and not placing it where it belongs, with the banks? Are the Lib-Dem coalition partners really so economically illiterate, and seduced by a taste of power, that they remain ignorant of, literally ignoring, the true purpose of the Tory mission? This book is useful ammunition in defence of sanity!