RED ED WANTS 1970S SOCIALISM – Socialism conjures up images of industry and people working together towards the collective good.
In theory socialism is a wonderful concept but like Nick Clegg’s utopia of a multicultural cohesive society through mass immigration, such a theory rarely works in practice.
Yesterday Ed Miliaband, leader of the Labour Party, voiced his ideology of re-creating Britain of the 1970’s – yes that era in which the then Labour Party almost bankrupt the country.
Under a socialist regime you will never hear the sounds of industry but rather the voices of disgruntled workers who with their picket line comrades demand to know why they are not getting paid more.
The people are in turn supported by their socialist unions who eventually bring industry and trade to its knees and sometimes, as we witnessed with British Leyand and other state run businesses, crumble; putting thousands of people on the unemployment line.
According to Ed Miliband he will bring Britain under the control of a socialist Government and ensure energy companies provide a fair price; this will be through a Government enforced price fixing scheme that will guarantee energy prices until 2017 – but only if he wins the next General Election.
Do you honestly think that a private company will allow a Government to dictate to its board on what it will charge? Yes, there are measures but a company must be free to cover its costs, generate revenue for reinvestment and of course turn a profit. Centrica has already stated that if such a thing were to happen it would pull out of the UK; Centrica’s chairman, Sir Roger Carr, called such a policy ‘an economic disaster’.
Of course controlling the cost of power might not appear like a bad idea; especially if you are one of the millions of families struggling to pay the ever increasing cost. However price fixing will only result in a heavy reduction of investment into alternative energy sources which will eventually result in blackouts – anyone who lived through the 1970s will testify to the number of power blackouts due to government and unionist control.
The nickname Red Ed is sure to stick for Ed Miliband is insistent on bringing back socialism; which will effectively hand over power to the Unions – but it is of course the Unions that provide Mr.Miliband with the funds that operate the Labour Party.
Ed Miliband, at yesterday’s Labour Party Conference, gave a chilling speech that if came to fruition would almost certainly spell disaster for Britain. His main goals, if elected will be:
Initiate a ‘land grab’ from developers who fail to build
This is nothing more than legalized theft that would allow a socialist government to profit from any state built property.
Reverse the current Government’s policy on housing benefits
Britain desperately needs welfare reforms in order to change our view of ‘entitlement’. Such a plan could see average income tax rates rise to over 40% – as they did in the 1970s.
Impose financial penalties on businesses that fail to employ apprentices and trainees
This move would be disastrous for small to medium sized businesses across the UK. It is likely that most will be forced out of business whilst the corporations simply pack up and leave – you’ll see unemployment rates hitting 40 per cent across the UK within 2 years.
Remove the ‘green belt’ barriers to allow for urban sprawl
It’s likely this will have to be implemented in order to build sufficient housing for the growing number of migrants – this will not only destroy the fabric of village life, it will also have a devastating effect on our wildlife and eco-system.
Funding a business rate freeze for small firms by penalizing 80,000 medium and large companies
Such a move would likely see many medium-sized employers being forced out of business and the large corporations placing thousands of unemployed on the streets as they move operations to countries that fully appreciate and understand how an economy works.
Give 16 and 17 year olds the vote
This might not be a bad idea for our kids are becoming more politically minded. It might be argued that people of this age group are too impressionable and unable to make an informed choice.
The speech was met with rapturous applause by a delighted Len McCluskey and the militant leaders of Unite for such a speech confirmed that Labour was firmly in their pockets and that if Labour comes to power they will rule it with a rod of iron and move Britain into a socialist era that it may well never recover from.
Others at the Labour Party Conference, such as failed politician Neil Kinnock (now Lord Kinnock) who was awarded a fat cat job in the European Union after failing as a politician in the UK, declared Red Ed’s speech as nothing short of a ‘vision of brilliance’.
That would be the stance for those who seek control and like other communist countries the rule of law never applies to those who enforce it… North Korea is the perfect example.
There is no arguing the fact that the British people are having a hard time of things. Austerity measures are squeezing us hard and the public may well be disillusioned with our current coalition government – who could condemn them for that.
The truth is that the cause of our economic woes was not brought about by the current government but rather years of Labour rule.
If the public exercise a majority vote for Labour in the next election then you’d best pack your bags, for Britain will become an economic disaster zone where destitution will be rife; and all the while Red Ed and Len McClusky will be sipping champagne and eating caviar whilst the UK lies in perpetual darkness that is only alleviated by the cities that burn.
Yes, communism is a wonderful ideology until you put it into practice.
For another view see … The Guardian