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We’ve been here before

by J. C. Greenway
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A short musical interlude for all ten minutes hate readers who don’t remember what this was like last time around. Listen carefully, Ghost Town by The Specials could be valuable survival advice.

And if things get really tough, there is always Don’t Give Up by Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush.

Good luck, everyone.

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TheOptimist 12 May 2010 - 10:38 am

Hang on, hang on. I don’t think it’s particularly fair to single out one flavour of government for all this hatred (even if it is done in ten minutes). Didn’t the “winter of discontent” happen under a red rule, and forgive me for thinking Blair introduced a new criminal offence for almost every day he was in office, and that the taxpayer is now paying for the ridiculous method of “regulating” the financial industry perpetuated by Brown.

I say we’re never going to get anywhere until we get a benevolent dictator – I’d vote for one, although being a dictator there would obviously be no need for voting!

Let’s face it, whatever government gets power their never going to be effective whilst they only look forward to four, maybe five, years from now. Until there is a concerted effort to establish some common ground in major areas of government across all parties and each ruling government upholds these basic tenets, we’re never going to get out of this red vs blue battle – it even sounds like a Star Wars battle (who the good guys are depend on your point of view).

Remember the theme tune of New Labour?

Did things really get all that much better?

Julia Smith 12 May 2010 - 10:49 am

Both the red and blue team have been as shit as each other, it’s true. I’ve said it a few times, but no one should assume my attacks on the Tories make me a Labour supporter, I’ve attacked them just as much (see: http://10mh.co.uk/2010/03/16/children_suffer/ and http://10mh.co.uk/2009/04/18/news_review/ for evidence)

But instead of a dictator, I would like to see the exact opposite: those in power have less control. And I would also like to see the basic tenets you mention enshrined in some sort of constitution and actually upheld when flaunted.

All in all, I’m happier with a coalition than I would have been with a majority Tory or Labour government. The real fight now is for reform of our electoral system and protection for the most vulnerable from the worst of the coming cuts.

James 12 May 2010 - 5:14 pm

I thought the Tories were for less govermental power, what with de-regulation, privately run schools and all of that, and I’m not sure that’s a very good thing.
I’m with you in essense, though.

TheOptimist 12 May 2010 - 11:52 am

Arguably the only way to get a good government is to put people in power who don’t want the power. Absolute power and all that…

National Lottery for cabinet seats – that’d shake it all up a bit. Add a Springer-style parliamentary debate into the mix and at least if all goes to the dogs, it’ll be entertaining television!

Julia Smith 13 May 2010 - 10:57 am

Some individuals amongst them, maybe. But most Tories can’t shake the need to boss people around, especially those that are poorer than them.

Remember, with the Criminal Justice Bill, they were the only party to specifically outlaw a type of music!

Julia Smith 13 May 2010 - 10:57 am

Like jury service?!

markwoff 13 May 2010 - 12:03 pm

Simply Fucking Red though, Julia! What *are* you doing?


Julia Smith 13 May 2010 - 1:29 pm

That was their one good song! I’m not condoning listening to any others…


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