Monday, 14 September 2009

Tories To Officially Announce Their Illiberal Credentials At 8pm Tomorrow

Moving swiftly on from the (fully deserved) Labour-bashing.

If anyone really believes that the Tories are going to be any better, I looked into the future and there is something you should know.

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And lo, it is written. Same shit. Different coloured rosette.

Enlarge for the caption. Come on, you should know this by now

Boy, was it funny reading William Rees-Mogg in the Times today.

As far as possible, Mr Cameron will have to take the responsibility for deciding public expenditure away from the quangos. Spending public money ought to be controlled by accountable elected bodies, either Parliament or local authorities. He will not be able to cut public expenditure in a considered way unless he greatly reduces the number of quangos.

In your dreams, Moggy-boy. Cameron's lot are paid-up members of the 'we know better than you' righteousocracy. And tomorrow, at 8pm on Radio 4, they will prove it.

Danny Finkelstein explores how and to what extent the increasingly popular and important ideas of social psychology and behavioural economics can be exploited to make us behave better - to recycle more, conserve energy, litter less, eat healthily, drink less, and turn up for our medical appointments. It is becoming a more significant issue, as the economic situation means that politicians are looking for ways of achieving public policy outcomes that do not cost a great deal of money.

The programme examines how these ideas are being considered by David Cameron and George Osborne and includes interviews with leading American thinkers whose ideas are now spreading to Britain - Richard Thaler, co-author of Nudge, who has been advising the Tories; and Bob Cialdini, author of the best-selling book Influence, who spoke at a seminar in Downing Street.

Save money by scything through the multitude of quangoes? Get the fuck outta here. Cameron and Osborne are going to need them to carry on the hectoring and denormalisation process initiated by Labour.

Your personal choices are merely an irritating cost to the nation, they must be curtailed. There's no point Cameron tackling a possible backlash from unelected quangoes and civil servants when a timid, Labour-bullied nation is predisposed to being bent over and brutally relieved of their self-determination, now is there?

Good. Fucking. Grief.


Mark Wadsworth said...

The Tories will be as bad as the last lot, just in slightly different ways. I grew up voting Labour because they weren't Tory.

Nowadays I wouldn't vote Labour either, so I joined UKIP.

AntiCitizenOne said...

Someone should nudge Richard Thaler with a Barrett 0.50.

timbone said...

Do you remember Dick when @CllrTim (yes twitter folk, the one from Barnsley who looks incredibly like Derren Brown) used the term Social Evolution? Since when can evolution be controlled? aha there it is, Social Control.

PS I am amazed at the amount of free thinkers opting for UKIP, including me. A 'minority' party sweeping to power? It has happened before!