Gordon Brown has refused claims that he should demand a General Election after Labour’s humiliating defeat in the Glasgow East by-election, a seat which they held for 50 years. Brown is fast becoming one of the most unpopular Prime Ministers in history, but he still insists that he is ‘the right man for the job’ stating 10 years of economic growth under his belt as Chancellor of the Exchequer. Here is a man, who truely believes he did a fantastic job at running the economy. But did he really?
Some people might talk about the fact that Gordon Brown pioneered the introduction of the Tax Credit system. Minister’s will claim that this system brought millions of people out of poverty. But what we won’t hear is how when the Government overpaid thousands of people by hundreds, sometimes thousands of pounds this was then mercilessly clawed back. Leaving many in a worse of position.
My mother was one unfortunate person. She was overpaid by WTC for over 2 years, through no fault of her own- 100% their fault, but it didn’t stop them garnishing her £14,000 yearly wage by £100 a month. To date she has paid around £3000 back but continues to recieve letters asking for more ridiculous sums of money. Meanwhile, Gordon Brown lets people who earn MILLIONS of pounds claim NON-DOMICILED status and avoid paying tax. Good managment?
Everyone knows the world economy affects the UK economy. Fair enough. But, did the prudent chancellor Brown save anything for a rainy day? No! He borrowed more, and more, and more! Now he has even had to break the golden rule he set himself not to borrow over 40% GDP. Why DID Alastair Darling have to cut the 10p tax rate? To BOOST Tax of course, because the Government were skint.
Let’s not even get into the myriad of financial sleaze surrounding this government. We all know the feeling of being sick to our stomach at the thought of people taking our money and living the highlife while we work more hours than the rest of Europe and still have the highest social poverty.
Now that Labour have lost the Glasgow East seat, the rest of Labour MP’s are shifting in their’s with the realisation that the man in charge is leading them down the garden path to the big gate of unemployment. The New Labour experiment is over. They have alienated the unions, the workers, the working class…who do they have left? Brown knows the answer to that question already and that is why he will not concede to calling an election in the near future.
Gordon Brown has fought to get New Labour up and running, he was THE main creator of this party. He waited while Tony Blair took the main job and put up with his bolshi wife and rabble of kids. He has waited TEN YEARS! If you waited for something for that long, would you let it go easily? No. He knows he made a mess of it, he knows Tony made a mess of it. But almost with the same mentality as Robert Mugabe, he believes he is ENTITLED to be there, that he ‘is the best man for the job!’.
Lets hope he is not far wrong, because if he’s wrong, we are all in trouble!
The only action Brown can take to stop the villagers lighting the pitchforks is to reinstate the 10p tax rate, cut the Tax credit debt, fire Caroline Flint, cut the fuel duty and LISTEN to people. Will that happen? What do you think??