A pale imitation

I don’t think that anyone will be fooled by Alister Darling’s attempts to steal our ideas on inheritance tax.

Brown has done more damage with his trip to Iraq than he could possible imagine, he managed in one day to completely blow his image of integrity. That trip has caused waves of distrust that have washed over all his cabinet colleagues, people will now look with a great deal of cynicism at everything that Labour ministers say.

When the Chancellor promises an extra £400 million of forces funding(which is a drop in the Ocean, by the way) we all ask ourselves if half of that money has already been allocated and a quarter of it has already been spent.

Darling didn’t help himself by rolling out a very poor set of plans against the backdrop of a faltering economy. George Osborne tore him apart and justly so.

6 responses to “A pale imitation

  1. I think you missed the point. Alistair (or Alister if you prefer) did not steal your ideas on inheritance tax, he kept the levels the same, just without the need for an accountant.Of course it was a good cover for the stealing of the Lib Dem plans for flight taxes. However, I believe that the Tory party have also stolen this idea recently, so you can’t really complain when a few of your ideas get implemented.In fact it shows how much politicians really care about the country when they complain of losing their electoral advantage when the government implement their ideas. This is not the politics of conviction but the politics of oneupmanship and greed for power. There is no reason to treat anything Cameron or the Tories say with any less cynicism.

  2. I think you missed the point. Alistair (or Alister if you prefer) did not steal your ideas on inheritance tax, he kept the levels the same, just without the need for an accountant.Of course it was a good cover for the stealing of the Lib Dem plans for flight taxes. However, I believe that the Tory party have also stolen this idea recently, so you can’t really complain when a few of your ideas get implemented.In fact it shows how much politicians really care about the country when they complain of losing their electoral advantage when the government implement their ideas. This is not the politics of conviction but the politics of oneupmanship and greed for power. There is no reason to treat anything Cameron or the Tories say with any less cynicism.

  3. That newmania is a pain in the arse isn`t he . Oh well. Nice to meet you James . I was blogging this today… LYING ABOUT MOD MONEYOne of the many areas of disgraceful incompetence we have “ enjoyed “ is the appalling state military accommodation has been allowed to fall into. Here, once again, we meet that increasingly commonplace beast, the ‘free floating number’ .With the political integrity, which has become this governments ‘leit motif’, Darling responded belatedly to outrage of our brave lads and lasses were living in badger sets He promised of £80 million of brand new shiny unaccounted-for money. It becomes like the wearying 69th refrain of “On The Good Ship Venus “, does it not ? Turns out, this £80 million is not for repairs but is in fact going into SLAM the pot for new accommodation for singles . Furthermore, the money was not new but was netted from the sale of Connaught barracks for development.In fact family accommodation is owned by Annington a subsidiary of a Japanese Bank and the MOD keeps only 25% of the profits when they sell the homes which they do not recycle into upkeep. Darling posed in front of the irrelevant SLAM beds waffling about this, “ free floating number” , avoiding the dosser hovels they stuff heroes into , the family accommodation.

  4. That newmania is a pain in the arse isn`t he . Oh well. Nice to meet you James . I was blogging this today… LYING ABOUT MOD MONEYOne of the many areas of disgraceful incompetence we have “ enjoyed “ is the appalling state military accommodation has been allowed to fall into. Here, once again, we meet that increasingly commonplace beast, the ‘free floating number’ .With the political integrity, which has become this governments ‘leit motif’, Darling responded belatedly to outrage of our brave lads and lasses were living in badger sets He promised of £80 million of brand new shiny unaccounted-for money. It becomes like the wearying 69th refrain of “On The Good Ship Venus “, does it not ? Turns out, this £80 million is not for repairs but is in fact going into SLAM the pot for new accommodation for singles . Furthermore, the money was not new but was netted from the sale of Connaught barracks for development.In fact family accommodation is owned by Annington a subsidiary of a Japanese Bank and the MOD keeps only 25% of the profits when they sell the homes which they do not recycle into upkeep. Darling posed in front of the irrelevant SLAM beds waffling about this, “ free floating number” , avoiding the dosser hovels they stuff heroes into , the family accommodation.

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