Tuesday, October 18, 2005

The Tories have become a bunch of scaremongering big-government fuckwits - and that is why they will lose the next election whoever wins the leaderhip ballot. "Minister for Bird Flu"? Fucking morons!

Note to Tories - the thing that separates you from New Labour these days (well, bar the fact that you're perennial losers and they keep on winning) is simple: your history of promoting the rights of the individual against the state, and the commitment to small government that goes hand-in-hand with that. Creating additional ministries, with additional layers of bureaucracy and expense, is not only idiotic but a betrayal of your party's once-proud history. Keep on like this and you'll have lost my vote for ever, rather than merely for the time being.

3 Comments:

Blogger Andrew said...

Not entirely fair, that. Mercer is calling for a dedicated Minister for Homeland Security, really because he is the Shadow Minister, and has no-one to rant about. Still, he seems not to have realised the point of the Home Office.

10/18/2005 01:11:00 pm  
Blogger Nosemonkey said...

Precisely - Home Office, possibly Defence at a push. There is no need for a separate department, or even a separate ministry. Waste of time and money.

If the Tories really want to cut down on governmental waste they shouldn't propose creating MORE departments, but to scrap existing ones. To wit:

Major, important departments to keep in bold, ones that should be subsects of them underneath (all off the top of my head, so I've probably forgotten a bunch) -

Treasury
- DTI
- Work and Pensions

Home Office
- DEFRA
- Culture, Media and Sport
- Education and skills
- Health

Foreign and Commonwealth Office
- Defence

Lord Chancellor's Department, Cabinet Office, Northern Ireland and possibly Defence could be considered special cases. But I'll say this much, if the Tories don't propose scrapping the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and all that that entails, they're a bunch of idiots.

10/18/2005 02:40:00 pm  
Blogger Churl said...

NM, what the Tories can't get their head around is this: No matter what they decide to try out this week, they are still regarded as the party that turned the country into shite when they were in power. Anyone remember Ravenscraig? Rosyth? The people ending up on the Dole queues because the Govt made no efforts to help British industry?

The Tories have forgotten this quickly enough. The country hasn't.

10/18/2005 10:18:00 pm  

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