A waste of words

The verbal diarrhoea from the politicians over the riots in England continues apace with the various leaders of the political parties engaged in a series of oneupmanship press conferences where they trot out various platitudes and attack their opponents usually on the grounds that they haven’t/aren’t doing enough.


In a major speech addressing the causes of so-called “broken Britain”, the Prime Minister said yesterday that the Government’s attention would turn to addressing the problems caused by about 120,000 dysfunctional families.
However, within hours of Mr Cameron’s announcement, the Treasury confirmed it was pushing ahead with plans to strip more than a million families of child benefit from 2013.
The move announced by George Osborne at last year’s Conservative Party conference will lead to families with a higher earner losing more than £1,000 a year and has been criticised for penalising stay-at-home mothers.
His speech came as Ed Miliband, the Labour leader, broke the political consensus over the riots by accusing the Prime Minister of reaching for “shallow and superficial answers to the riots”.
“The politician’s instinct – reach for new legislation, appoint a new adviser, wheel out your old prejudices – will not meet the public’s demand for real answers and deep rooted, lasting solutions,” he said.
In this instance Milliband is quite right, though as a former Labour minister he should of course know this by heart, after all it was what Labour did for 13 years. What he isn’t of course telling us is why it wont meet the public’s demand for real answers and deep rooted, lasting solutions. Whilst the dysfunctional families are a problem to be sure, they are but a symptom of the malaise which has infected the UK over the last 50 years in which individual freedoms soared but responsibility went out of the window as the state took greater control over our lives and attempted to shape our freedoms by legislation and education until the freedoms we once took for granted have been overlaid with a web of laws giving an appearance of freedom via the Human Rights Act yet which only seem to exacerbate the problems we face as the law abiding amongst us watch the law being used to prevent justice rather than facilitate it.
What we have is an underclass of feral “citizens” being pandered too by the legal system and no amount of talk by the likes of Cameron or Milliband is going to change this as their hands are tied by EU legislation.
The reason Cameron has to reach for shallow and superficial answers is because that’s all he can offer. Meaningful change that goes against any EU legislation is impossible and the Human Rights Act along with our legal system will prevent any moves to correct the balance in the system back to the law abiding and the common sense of common law that prevailed in the UK before we became part of the EU disaster.
If we want to deal with the underclass then we have to remove their protected status, unless we leave the EU and scrap the HRA we can’t do that.
Cameron knows this as does Milliband all they can do is waste words on each other as they can’t or wont take us out.

10 comments for “A waste of words

  1. August 16, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    The rioting is over now. So why are the politicians still raving about it? My guess is that they feel humialiated by what happened.

    • August 16, 2011 at 9:17 pm

      “humiliated” – sorry for the bad spelling.

    • August 17, 2011 at 5:40 am

      I suspect it’s because they know it can happen. All it would take is a spark.

  2. Twenty_Rothmans
    August 17, 2011 at 12:33 am

    Where was this greasy little schlemiel when his mates were in power? And wasn’t he blaming these feral shitbags because of ‘cuts’ and University fees? Milliband is as shallow as his own genetic pool.

    Sitting there at his father’s knee, listening about the wonders of Socialism, although his father was far too important to leave Primrose Hill and try some borscht for himself, the ungainly and swarthy future PM formed a clear vision for the nation adopted by his forebears. Fuck it over. Stay in power.

    We need labour camps. My grandad was in a labour camp, and he was an officer.

    Okay, perhaps that’s over the top. Or then again, no.

    At least Cameron, for all his bluster, makes it quite clear that he detests the untermenschen – watch him cringe when he’s at an all-black school doing Barbie & Ken drive-bys; Milliband needs their votes and will quite happily rim them, as long as he does not have to live close to them. 👿

  3. Wolfie
    August 17, 2011 at 12:46 am
  4. August 17, 2011 at 1:09 am

    This Youtube vid “Perfect Storm : England Riots” is thirty minutes long and is not by ‘one of us’. It is however very well directed and presented and while I do not agree with many of the points it raises it does come to a very good conclusion directly related to this post.

    It becomes clear that the initial spark was not directly the killing of an armed drug dealer but the contempt with which the police treated his friends and family seeking information about the circumstances.


    These are the efforts of an educated and thoughtful group and do not necessarily reflect the views of looting pillagers who took advantage of the situation or of our useless politicians who have no clue as to the causes and still less how to prevent it happening again.

    Lessons will be learned. Yes, the robbers will wear better masks and less distinctive clothing next time; they might even stop posting trophies on Facebook.

    I do hope that Swinton Insurance did not penalise their young black employee who harangued Boris on the street . 😛

    • Wolfie
      August 17, 2011 at 10:23 am

      Videos such as this only serve to allow people to crawl back into their comfort zone, well away from the harsh realisations that surround our beleaguered civilization.

      I sold my flat and moved my family out of London 18 months ago because I could see this coming; I am far from alone.

      • August 17, 2011 at 4:40 pm

        Wolfie, I did that twenty years ago since it was clear that what was happening then was only going to get worse.

        The behaviour of these people is not new, only that they behave so when they think that they can get away with it and as I said before the Police finally decided to intervene; as the Met Police allowed them too, for whatever unsurprising reasons.

  5. August 17, 2011 at 7:30 am

    … over the last 50 years in which individual freedoms soared…

    Point of order, if I may. Individual freedoms have not soared. Quite the reverse, in fact. There are any number of things which a law abiding citizen of the late 50s could do which are no longer permitted, and a larger number still open to citizens 50 years before that. I think you may be thinking of so-called human rights, which certainly have increased and have, as you’ve said, badly damaged the concept of personal responsibility. Freedom and responsibility for consequences are bound up together – you are free to kick a wild crocodile in the face but are responsible if the consequence is having your leg ripped off and eaten. Rights are grants or permissions given by the powers that be, and not only does that imply they can be withdrawn at any time they do not come with responsibility, so if you are given the human right to kick crocodiles in the face you can duck responsibility for needing half as many shoes in future by screaming ‘It’s me rights, innit?’ and hiring a compo lawyer to find a scapegoat tenuously connected with the crocodile and sue him.

  6. August 17, 2011 at 11:51 am

    “The move announced by George Osborne at last year’s Conservative Party conference will lead to families with a higher earner losing more than £1,000 a year and has been criticised for penalising stay-at-home mothers.”

    So what. People should not have children, choose to stay at home and then be paid for it by the taxpayer.

    “deep rooted, lasting solutions,” will not come about by giving people money to fund their lifstyle expectations that they can’t afford.

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