Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Chauncey's Wet Dream Politics



There is some polling that shows that women are more inclined to back Chauncey than men. This was however before yesterday's media appearances on Woman's Hour on Radio 4 and Mumsnet in which he patronised women and told them that the best he can offer them is childcare. Its similar to that time when he said that there should be all women railway carriages, presumably on nationalised railway carriages.

The bigger problem for Chauncey though is not the left's perennial sexism it is that when you scratch beneath the surface of any of Labour's policies they are simply not thought through, least of all by the man who is chief amongst those espousing them. During Monday's debate-that-was-not-a-debate on Channel 4, Chauncey had to keep being given notes or going off set during ad breaks for coaching sessions about what to say next. Theresa May, on the other hand, had no need of such sessions. She may not be the most natural of campaigners and does not come across particularly well in these set pieces, but then we are not choosing someone to be good at being on TV. We are choosing a prime minister.

The problem for Chauncey and for Labour is that they have arrived at this general election with a series of promises and cobbled together policies that are just a lefty wet dream put on paper. This is the politics of anger, vengeance, envy, spite and class war. It is not a reasoned prospectus for a fairer society. It is the ill thought through spittle flecked rants of overgrown schoolboys. These overprivileged dimwits who cannot add up and who cannot remember their own policies just cobbled together this drivel and to hell with the consequences.

They keep telling us that it is all costed, but their sums don't add up. Much of the costings are guesswork. Their back of the envelope calculations for tax are even worse because they ignore the fact that Britain is not a closed economy. Maybe they plan on building a wall around the coast to stop anyone escaping, because otherwise their taxes won't raise as much money as they claim and their lavish spending would quickly hit the rocks. They wouldn't be able to sell their debt, the pound would collapse, tax revenues would fall, companies would leave or stop investing, the wealthy would stop coming here and those already here would leave. Unemployment would rise, inflation would rise, the newly empowered unions would go on strike and within a few months Labour would have reduced the country to ashes and penury once again. It always does.

Not that Chauncey and co care about this. They just care about rewarding their friends, sticking it to the rich and lavishing money on the poor. Chauncey says he doesn't want to live in a land of food banks. Has he not looked at what is happening in Venezuela recently? Incidentally, as an aside, the Tory Dominic Raab opined that those who use food banks have a cash flow problem rather than any serious problem with poverty. He has since apologised after the usual suspects called his comments offensive. He shouldn't have done. He was right. Except he didn't go far enough. The people who use food banks, except those few who are waiting for benefit claims to be processed have a problem with poor priorities and an inability to budget or  cook economically.

Anyway, getting back to Chauncey, if he were to become PM on June 9th Chauncey would then be responsible for negotiating Brexit with Europe, of which he would make a bigger pigs ear of than most of his radio interviews. He would do so from the ridiculous position of having already said that he will not take us out of the single market and is not prepared to walk away. Cue a massive bill from the EU or a deal that would mean we don't leave at all in any serious form. But Chauncey would probably have us pay for the privilege anyway. While they were asking him for his number he would have to keep leaving the stage to get help or would be scrabbling around on his iPad to find the number. This is the man Labour want to be our PM in a little over a week's time put in place by the SNP who will extract money and an independence referendum as their price for allowing him to implement his socialist manifesto and drive all the rich people either out of the country or into penury.

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