Longines wrote: ↑
January 15th, 2019, 2:57 pm
PPS they're also the party that when in government introduced The Civil Contingencies Act - have a read of that sometime and then ask Tank if you can borrow his tinfoil hat.
I'll have a read, but anything Blair did as a labour leader I would think is pretty bad. I do not see him as labour, he's more centre right and probably would sit well in the tory party. Anything that criminal did is probably bad.
Planning highest tax burden for 70 years - We need to pay more in tax if we want our essential services to work. Police/ NHS/ Fire Brigade/ Mental Health service/ Pensions. I would happily pay more. I think everyone should if we want a country that works, looks after people who fall on hard times, ex military, elderly, mentally ill etc. End the tax dodging cauliflowers.
Envy driven pay ratio limits - Fine with this in public sector and companies bidding for government contracts, which is policy. Not sure if envy is the right word.
Lots of 'free' stuff with no means testing - What free stuff? I take it you mean income support etc. See above, pay more taxes and get better services.
Guaranteeing pension triple lock - Good we should look after our elderly.
Extend HS2 - Agree a big waste, but the the Tories have ploughed on despite the fact no one wans it, money better spent on regional upgrades in the north mainly. Not a reason not to vote Labour though IMHO.
No cap on immigration - The cap is stupid. We never stick to any cap that is bandied about. Good idea to scrap the cap on skilled workers, we need them and always will. Pretty sure non-skilled migrants would see a cap. Again, caps are disingenuous and tie you into a figure which may not apply depending on needs.
Promising Brexit unicorns - I'm not sure if they have, their manifesto on brexit made more sense than the chaos we see now. I don;t think they could have fucked up the process as much as it is..