yomptepi wrote:Deebank wrote:yomptepi wrote:
Like all cod socialists, you seem to have completely forgotten about the thirteen years of Labour government, when all the policies you mention as being Tory policies, were carried out with some enthusiasm. Certainly much of the financial burden on Schools and Hospitals is down to the Labour party's voracious appetite for Private finance initiatives,and those extortionate 30 year fixed interest repayments Blair was so keen to " take advantage " of.
I haven't forgotten I just consider Blair to be more Tory than socialist. Always have done.
Shit as he was, he was still a million times better than the tory alternative. William Hague , Michael Howerd Ian fucking Duncan aresehole Smith
We may have ended up in the shite, but we dodged a few bullets on our way down the pan.
Which surely plays into Toby's theory of the tory's being the natural party of government. If you regard Blair as a tory, then we have had a conservative government since 1979, and Labour really are dead.
Blair was a tory but Labour are not the Tories.
They managed to change some things for the better, shift the paradigm a bit - check out Osbourne crowing about the living wage!
And you and I both know that the shit that Blair pulled loff would at least have been as bad under any of the three stooges mentioned above. You think Hague wouldn't have followed W into Iraq right