Friday, October 05, 2007

Political Inheritances

Why do incoming Conservative governments always inherit a failing UK economy and then have to spend their first term in office fixing it!?!

4 comments:

Peter Risdon said...

Because voting Tory is voting for the grown-ups to come and fix the problems. Once that's done, people vote for the "drinks are on me" party.

Tom Paine said...

Have you read any school or university text books recently? I looked at a Law of Contract textbook for the first time since leaving law school this week. The first chapter was full of Marxist crap about monopoly capitalism etc. Tell IBM about monopoly capitalism. Tell Bill Gates, when he's been Google-ised.

Although half of mankind spent at least part of the 20th Century as lab rats in the biggest political experiment in history - conclusively establishing at great human cost that Socialism is a crock - the indoctrinated British voters keep trying it. Naturally, it keeps failing. Consequently, the Tories keep being called in to clean up the inevitable mess. Remember the Harvey Keitel character in Pulp Fiction? That is the Conservatives' role in Britain's affairs.

The British electorate needs to grow up. Unless we execute a large proportion of our academics, however, it's hard to see how that can happen.

In focussing on breaking the trade unions and restoring the economy, it now seems Margaret had the wrong priorities. It is 1978 again and all her effort was wasted. Purging the educational establishment was much more important. It's not too late.

Anonymous said...

TP: ¨Unless we execute a large proportion of our academics,¨

A little extreme even for my tastes.

TP: ¨Purging the educational establishment was much more important.¨

Step one, privatise the BBC, spin off its archive to a public lending library free to UK citizens but chargable to overseas individual & companies. The actual broadcasting news and current affairs ought to be subscription only. With DTV this would be a simple task.

Step two, all schools and universities ought, to be self funding from a voucher scheme, or fees or a mixture of both at the discression of the particular establishment. Vouchers paid to parents directly. Parents may top up if they can afford it and wish it.

TP: ¨It's not too late.¨

One word, Cameron!

Snafu said...

Tom, by definition, universities will be full of idealistic left-wing luvvies unable to get a real wealth creating job who then go to complain about how they are the poor relation to their private sector brethren.

Thankfully, the winds of a market economy are to blow through the corridors of these seats of learning as students payuing £3,000 per year for their University lectures are starting to demand value for money:)