Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Brown Will Never Go Away

The scorched earth policies pursued by the dying Labour regime have been prophesied widely, notably by Capitalists@Work.  As Brown looks about himself, satisfied with no growth, oppressive public and private debt, high inflation,  high levels of worklessness, growing inequality, and falling living standards to greet the incoming government, we would be foolish to think that his baleful glare will be turned away by the general election.

The last time a Labour government produced the state we are in the experience precipitated strikes across the board, but particularly among public sector employees.  Bert Turner's answer to his question Is Britain Really Strike Prone? was shown to be wrong.  Yes it is.

A  respectable argument could, and was, made that  in comparison with other  countries the British strike record was slightly better.  Except that what  Britain was prone to was striking for highly political purposes as well. It is the motivation for strike action and other, lower orders of disruption, that caused the proposals, both Labour - In Place of Strife,  and Conservative -  A Fair deal at Work,  caused the soul-searching on what was going wrong so markedly in Britain.  Quite simply, when it was recognised that the UK electorate was never again going to vote the openly socialist into power given the experienced success of one nation Conservatism,  the long marchers first base camp was in the trade unions.

The new government will not be faced just with the socioeconomic deadlands created by Brown in his defeat.  We must fear that it will face an active, malignant continuance of the Struggle from the socialist institutional heartlands of unionised public sector beneficiaries.

Last time, they struck too soon and struck at the Labour government, bringing it down.  This time they are waiting and preparing for the necessary misery (so clearly set out by the Governor of the Bank of England yesterday) to provide the grounds and the rhetoric for further scorching.

4 comments:

Nick Drew said...

yes the 2010's could be ve-ery ugly

the rise of Whelan at Unite is sinister in the extreme

& what with inflation on the march, (& another upsurge in immigration to keep wages low rather unlikely ?), the '70s look to be here again & neither Cameron's mandate nor his temperament are for sledgehammer actions

oh dear oh dear

Philipa said...

Yes, like an embarassing floater in the pan.

Bill Quango MP said...

"Brown Will Never Go Away"

Please don't say that. Hope is all we have.

Scrobs... said...

The BeebLab tonight spent far too much time crowing about unemployment fiddled figures showing a decline.

Then a few commentators - even Toenails, mentioned that most of the new jobs were in the Job Centres.

What a delusioned pile of wasters we still have up there.

Haiti somehow became second story.