The UK is in “one of the great reforming decades” in its history, David Cameron has said in a new year’s message which pledged to crack down on Islamic State sympathisers.
“For me, there are no new year’s resolutions, just the resolve to continue delivering what we promised in our manifesto,” said the prime minister, naming the problems of low home ownership, poverty, poor social mobility and extremism as his four priorities in 2016.
He’s working hard to increase them all.
Look at the language he uses: “If we really get to grips with these problems” – there’s no intention to end them in that sentence.
On ConservativeHome, he wrote: “I genuinely believe we are in the middle of one of the great reforming decades in our history – what I would call a ‘turnaround decade’, where we can use the platform of our renewed economic strength to go for real social renewal.” That’s right – a turn away from any hope for social equality and back to the days of inequality, poverty and hopelessness for the many, privilege and sycophancy for the few.
In a jab at Jeremy Corbyn, Dim Dave said: “While others are on protest march, we remain on the long walk to a greater Britain” … for the rich.
Perhaps we should all bear in mind the fact that this speech came on the same day it was revealed that a Conservative MP had written to police in support of a Bishop who was later found guilty of sexually abusing vulnerable young men. That is what the Conservative Party supports – people with power doing whatever they like to those with none.
It is the duty of every right-thinking citizen of the United Kingdom to hobble the Conservative Government wherever it tries to spread its creed of restriction, subjugation and impoverishment – not just in 2016 but forever.
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