Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Kennith Surin: Can the Impossible Happen in Britain?

Political earthquake just around the corner?

"HuffPost is publishing UK polling numbers that strip out some of the adjustments pollsters over there usually make ... [The average] shows Conservatives only 3 points ahead."

http://elections.huffingtonpost.com/pollster/2017-united-kingdom-general-election

Can the Impossible Happen in Britain?

The Labour party under Jeremy Corbyn has been gaining steadily in the opinion polls, despite a massive media campaign to undermine him, extending from the BBC and the supposedly “liberal” Guardian to the UK’s famously ghastly tabloids. When Theresa May called the election, Labour was 20 or more points behind the Conservatives, but this figure was down to as little as 5 points in some polls conducted before the Manchester bombing atrocity occurred. 
The policies put forward in Labour’s manifesto are popular (especially when they are not identified as Labour’s!), Corbyn has been an effective campaigner, but Labour has also been aided by a woefully inept Tory campaign.  The Tory spin doctors and election strategists somehow convinced themselves that the largely untried Theresa May was their trump card, so much so that only her name (accompanied by the vacuous slogan “strong and stable”), and not her party affiliation, featured on their election propaganda.Austerity” always was a hoax attempting to magic the banking-induced crisis of 2007-2009 into a crisis of the welfare system. 
The Tories and their banker pals are determined to make ordinary UK citizens pay for the bankers’ mistakes with reduced wages and pensions, reduced health care, reduced education opportunities, reduced real employment (job “growth” is largely confined to “bullshit” jobs or McJobs), and reduced social services. 
Their public position is that ordinary UK citizens are “living beyond their means”, thereby using this as a subterfuge to get the ordinary citizen to pay for the bankers’ fecklessness and criminality. 
So far, no politician from any party has stood up and said it is the stock-portfolio class, and not ordinary Ukanians, who live beyond the Ukay’s means!

Can the Impossible Happen in Britain?

4 comments:

Matthew Franko said...

More overt hostility towards savers....

Bob said...

Feel the byn?

Bob said...

Theresa May, feet of clay...

Kaivey said...

Like that too!