Tuesday, October 03, 2006

The return of that dirty Socialist

Yes folks, I'm back. You can't get rid of me that easily. Truth be told, after a while I just couldn't be bothered with this blog anymore, and I had a lot going on in my life. Now that I'm studying Politics again, I'm back to being everyone's favourite Commie. And what better way to start off the return than..

Boris in storm over Jamie remarks
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/5404438.stm

Hooray! It's BORIS!

I just adore Boris, and just for you I picked out a few of my favourite quotes from the above BBC article. See if they set off your Boris alarm or not.

But BBC South political editor Peter Henley reported Mr Johnson had taken a swipe at Mr Oliver's school dinners campaign at a Monday evening fringe event, saying "if I was in charge I would get rid of Jamie Oliver and tell people to eat what they like".

Boris alarm.

Mr Johnson added: "I say let people eat what they like. Why shouldn't they push pies through the railings?".

Boris alarm.

"When I was growing up we all bounced around like peas in a rattle - did it do us any harm?"

BORIS ALARM BORIS ALARM BORIS ALARM

And now (to paraphrase a famous man), for something a little different.

Tories seek to focus on families
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/5401648.stm

Hmm. I'm not sure where I stand on this. As a Socialist, obviously my natural tendancies are to agree with this, and I do. Working families are under a huge strain, and why should the State not provide provision for them? However, it worries me that it's the Conservatives rather than Labour emphasising this. On a Tory slant, would the emphasis not be on aiding working mothers, but instead on aiding working mothers and letting them do the time off back at a later date? I'm not overly convinced about this Socialist shopping spree of Mr Cameron and I never have been.

Still though, the BBC article did quote a very good point made by a senior Tory, Edward Leigh: "You can't just assume that your traditional voters will remain on your side," which is preceeded in the article by "... one senior backbencher warned that people would turn to UKIP and the BNP if the Tories did not say enough about Europe, immigration and tax cuts. "

I suppose all this opens the door for the debate of how far can a party swing from it's natural ground before it's core support crumbles? In my own personal opinion Labour have swung too far already. We'll see in the coming months and years how far the Tories can swing to the Left before their foundation of crusty old men begins to crumble.

1 Comments:

At 03 October, 2006 22:10, Blogger SlickFickles said...

*Applause*

Spiffing, old boy; spiffing.

I find myself in total agreement with your concern, regarding the fact that Tories are lending support to the working families rather than _Labour_!

This seems a little apocalyptic... Tories going left, Labour going right! How long before the BNP turn PC?!

And May I Add: Brilliant rhetorical: how long is it really before the 'foundations' of the party crumble; if the Tories stray too far to the left from their cosy Rock-Crevaces in Rightwingville - Crumblage. [Btw: I found myself on the floor in response to the dig at crumbling old men Tory... =P]

Much man love, Flea. x

 

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