Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Oh, sorry, I thought you meant...

Saw the following exerpt from a speech by David Cameron highlighted in the Dom Post yesterday (full speech here):

Some of the worst aspects of human nature tolerated, indulged - sometimes even incentivised - by a state and its agencies that in parts have become literally de-moralised. So do we have the determination to confront all this and turn it around?

"My God, what a brave statement for a tory to make!", I thought. "Who'd have expected it from that stuffed shirt?"

Wasn't until I started reading the article that I realised he wasn't talking about bankers and the GFC after all...

5 comments:

James Stephenson said...

If he's the finest product of the finest private education money can buy...he makes me proud to be a product of the comprehensive system.

Barnsley Bill said...

PM, while many of us agree the banks contributed to the GFC if you are going to quote a British PM you cannot look past the economic mcjihad perpetrated on the ENGLISH by the porridge wog Brown. The one eyed son of the manse wrought more damage on Britian in a decade of waste and stupidity than the Germans managed in WW2

FAIRFACTS MEDIA said...

Cameron is not really a conservative, more a liberal from a posh background who saw better career prospects in the Tory Party.
But Barnsley Bill is right about the economic devastation wreaked on Britain during the Blair-Brown years.
There are a few more things we might need to consider about the causes of the riots.
If the bailouts and dodgy practices of the bankers were to blame, they happened under New Labour.
If if was due to family breakdown, they happened through the liberal polices which reached a crescendo under New Liarbour.
Guido Fawkes has noted the role played by Liarbore deputy leader Harriet Harman who saw no value in the role of fathers.
If the riots occurred due to welfare dependency, the welfare state was made more generous under New Labour, making work less profitable.
If the riots occurred because of unemployment, we might want to thank New Liarbore for the bankrupt state it left the UK economy in.
We might want to thank New Liarbore for letting in all the East European immigrants that took the bulk of the jobs created in the UK in recent years.
Under EUSSR law, Britain was allowed a breathing space when the East European countries joined, which other extsing EUSSR members took advantage of.
If the Poles, etc, got the work it was because they were seen as harder working.
They had the better skills.
Why did not New Labour educate Britain's youth with the better skills and give them values to appreciate the value of work. Education, Education, Education did not deliver here!
Cameron is now agreeing to deamnds from Ed Miliband to have an inquiry into the riots.
Cameron should welcome such a wide ranging inquiry, especially if it looks into causes stretching back several decades.
A true conservative should find much to prove their beliefs.
Trouble is, Dave Cameron is not a true conservative, and is infested as much with the progressive agenda as the rest of them.
Mr Hug a Hoodie is the Heir to Blair.

Psycho Milt said...

BB: fair cop, guv. That should actually be a quote from Brown about how he helped the GFC happen - in some fantasy parallel universe in which Brown was capable of getting through an entire sentence without lying.

The Veteran said...

What do they say about 'getting to repent at leisure'.

Post the riots I hope that Cameron recognizes the need for repentance viz a viz his 'hug a hoodie' misspeak.