Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Even the Trots get it

The only trouble is, the Tories do not offer an intellectually distinct paradigm. All major parties now think essentially in terms of neoclassical economics, moralistic social policy, spurious justifications for ever-greater encroachment on civil liberty, and ridiculously overblown pretensions about Britain’s role in international affairs.


Yep.

7 comments:

SteveShark said...

Indeed...everything's vanilla now.

William Gruff said...

Be careful in your use of 'paradigm': the word doesn't actually mean what many apparently think it means, almost entirely because it is invariably used inappropriately.

By such ways and means is an ancient and noble language debased.

LMFAO @ the verification word for this comment: redlego.

Dick Puddlecote said...

spurious justifications for ever-greater encroachment on civil liberty.

A bit disingenuous for Dave to throw this accusation at the right. They may not be doing much to counteract it, but FFS Labour designed the fucking template.

ukipwebmaster said...

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/mps-expenses/5396199/MPs-expenses-Tory-MP-Sir-John-Butterfill-paid-no-tax-on-600000-house-profit.htm

Bucket of Tongues said...

Well, people at the extreme end are always going to complain about the centrist viewpoint. That's why communists and fascists aren't so far apart.

Got to agree with the analysis, though...

Obnoxio The Clown said...

Communists and fascists are both extreme left-wing viewpoints, so it's not hard to see why they are not so far apart. :o)

Lesley said...

I love the overblown pretensions re the role in international affairs. Why do all politicos consider themselves statesmen when they are regarded by the wider world as 'yes men' a lot of the time?