I was going to put a video of the song up here but in the spirit of those of limited bandwidth I will stick to my austere theme.
Labour have shown their true colours in yesterday's election. When under pressure or frightened people ALWAYS revert to type. Labour refused to acknowledge that Britain is bankrupt by stubbornly sticking to their massive spending plans, refusing to cut taxes for the poor and worst hit, increasing the top rate of Income Tax (effectively creating a new band for the top 1% of earners) which is a reversion to their Marxist 'class war' ideology. I seriously fear for Chairman Gordon's sanity, he sat on the front bench giggling like a teenager during Cameron's merciless mauling of their budget and indeed their entire term of office (term of Power if you are in Labour). I think he has totally lost touch with reality and responsibility as every time he is criticised he responds with giggles, as if it is a joke upon the entire world that they cannot see His wisdom. The Emperor really doesn't have any clothes.
So the budget focused on getting the financial services sector moving again but made NO provision for industry. There will be 'Incentives' for finding and utilising North Sea oil and gas, but NO incentives to reopen the coal mines that were still productive at the time of closing. There are several decades of coal under our feet, combined with oil, gas and renewable energy sources Britain could be energy self-sufficient and possibly even export some of the resources, bringing money into the economy. Rather than make money, lazy Labour prefer to take it on the tick. They are borrowing £525million to subsidise offshore wind farms over two years. Of course, that money is only going to pay foreign companies like EDF and NPower (RTE) to build in our waters and bill our people for our resources as has already been proven with the revelations last year about the great gas swindle. That money will not benefit Britain at all as these foreign companies use our resources to produce energy, charge us a premium for it and transport it to their own nations where they sell it cheaper. Labour are taxing us to the hilt and using the money to bring about our downfall.
The Chancellor's predictions for growth and recovery are laughable, even to non-financial experts. In the last budget he told us that by this budget the recession would be over and Britain would be back into 'sustainable growth'. NOW he says deflation will continue through 2009 at 3.5% and growth next year will be 1.25%. Given his track record do YOU believe that? That growth figure means we will be way past 2010 before we get back to 2007 levels, it will be way beyond 2012 before we are back on 2007 terms and don't forget, the better Britain does the more we will be taxed, by Labour and Tory, as all this borrowing needs to be paid back. The VAT cut, that is evidently a catastrophic failure and has done nothing for the economy and saddled us with even more debt, has been extended to December. You usually take your hand out of the flame when it starts to burn.
From January, under 25's who have been unemployed for 12 months or more will be offered a job or training. Why wait? Offer people jobs as soon as they become unemployed or, in the case of people like me who have lost an industry due to Globalisation, training from day 1. Why make people sit on the jobless list for a year, being bullied and pressured into taking unskilled work? I am an engineer with an IQ over 130 and the people at Jobcentreplus want me to take a job at McDonalds or KFC! I am more than happy to work but at least give me a chance to live up to my potential! I could have re skilled in any number of professions but if I'm flipping burgers I make the jobless figures look good.
Stamp duty holiday extended. That's nice. No-one can buy houses anyway because the banks are broke and there is no credit available. That is a totally meaningless 'tax break' as no-one will benefit and it will cost the Treasury nothing. Utterly pointless. The £80,000,000 extension to the shared equity scheme has not been taken up by a single person, nor has the payment assistance. These are merely words and gestures for political use in the General Election. I know this because although I myself am in serious difficulty with my mortgage there is NO help available, I do not meet the criteria. A one-legged lesbian from sub-Saharan Africa with 10 kids by 9 fathers probably gets oodles of assistance but a straight white man born and bred in Britain who has no dependants because government guidelines say I'm less worthy than my child's mother gets nothing. Thanks Labour, the party of the working man.
The scrap scheme on old cars is another electioneering exercise. To qualify your car must have been first registered before July 31st 1999 and you must have owned it for a year. If you trade it in you get £2000 of the price of a new car. This proves how out of touch Labour are with their core voters. The people who drive cars over 10 years old tend to be either very low waged, have high outgoings on mortgage/food due to having a family, or pensioners on modest incomes. These people cannot afford to take on more debt and certainly do not have/cannot afford to lash out their savings as they need them for income. A family with 3 kids and an S registered Ford Mondeo cannot afford to buy a £6000 used replacement, never mind trade in their car and tick on £11,000 for a new one! A very, very small minority of retirees might be able to part ex the old banger for a little Chevy Matiz but this is NOT going to bolster the car manufacturing industry in Britain or make an impression on the total emissions from private vehicles. It might save some fringe Labour votes from those with no more sense, but as an economic safety net, it is as much use as rice paper.
The borrowing figures are quite obscene. The announcement of £175 Billion for 2009 drew a gasp from the majority of the house. This is 13% of our projected GDP, that percentage could easily climb if GDP drops, which is a very real possibility. By 2013/14, Britain's national debt, assuming Darling's growth predictions (pipe dreams) are correct will be 79% GDP. Britain will owe DOUBLE what it owed when Labour came to 'power'. Brown has maxed the credit card and the Bank of England has torn up the cheque book. That is like a person with an income of £20,000 having £15,800 of personal debt before interest calculations or living expenses like mortgage/rent, Utilities, clothes etc are accounted for. Children born today will be paying back Labour's debt.
Once again Labour hits the poorest of people where it hurts. Fuel duty is set to rise 2p in September, so Bus/plane/train prices will follow suit. It is quickly becoming too expensive to go to work. The job centre expect every unemployed person to travel 1 hour each way to a job, a trip that could cost up to £5 or more each way. £50/week from your wage on simply getting to work, on minimum wage that is 25% of GROSS INCOME. The low waged are getting priced out of travelling to work. Alcohol and tobacco are up 2%, again hitting those around the poverty line. It is an accepted fact that smoking is a social disease prevalent in the low waged but yet again they are squeezed for what is for some the only luxury they have. Alcohol takes another hit furthering Labours attack on social gatherings. Since 1997 the licenced trade has been under continuous assault with tax hikes, licencing strangulation, smoking prohibition. This assault on the working class will raise £6 Billion by 2012, whereas the new tax on the top earners will raise less than £1Billion. The working man is paying for Labour's mistakes.
Labour's housing plans are a joke. They have promised £500million for new homes, £100million for 'green' homes will be given to local authorities and £50million for the modernisation of army homes. They are putting money in entirely the wrong place! Surely it would have been better to say there would be £500million for green homes and £150 million for Modernising Military Accommodation? Why not demand ALL new homes are 'green'? The subsidy could be used for demolishing old run down housing and building new homes in their place. Instead, this money will be spent on covering over green land with houses for the unending tide of immigration. Again Labour are out of touch with reality.
Compare all of this with the British National Party's plans. That £175 billion of borrowing would become £115billion within 24 hours by withdrawing from the EU. Stopping foreign aid would save another few billion. Bringing our soldiers home would save another £4.5billion. We would end child poverty by removing the tax burden from those earning less than £15,000 (LibDems stole that from us and 'liberalised' it down to £10,000, which helps almost no-one but the under 21's) A 15p tax bracket for those earning less than £20,000 would remove the need for the tax credit system, the saving of the cost of running that alone would pay for the tax cuts!
The Liberals, Labour and the Tories have all said that after the next election we will all have to pay. The British National Party disagrees. By reducing the tax burden the economy will thrive as people have more money to spend than could ever be dreamed of under the current shower. We would reduce energy poverty by becoming self-sufficient for our energy requirements and shunning expensive gas imports. The BNP are the only party offering an alternative to the massive tax burden to come. If you fear for the future, change the future. Vote for the British National Party.