Thursday, February 09, 2006

Labour super-happy-funtime reformation mania!

Is there anything Blair and co AREN'T going to announce major "reforms" of before the local elections kick off? (Note that in the councils going to the polls, Labour only had 69 more seats than the Tories last time around...) Or was it all for the benefit of today's by-election?

We've already had that "Respect" nonsense, attempting to reform civil society; we've had proposals for fairly major healthcare reforms; there's been quite a bit of fuss about pensions and the like; the Education White Paper has been causing a lot of excitement; now the Child Support Agency and the Prison Service are both in for headline-grabbing overhauls. Have I missed anything? It's getting quite hard to keep track...

Labour really do seem to be terrified of getting wiped out in elections at the moment. (Which would tend to suggest they're not quite as stupid as they appear...) Or is their alleged plan to scrap next year's local elections entirely innocent?

3 Comments:

Anonymous jonn said...

I'm not sure it's an electoral thing - looks to me like Blair's trying to push through as much as possible in the time left to him. The whole thing screams "Legacylegacylegacy!"

2/09/2006 12:48:00 pm  
Blogger ken said...

come come now dear boy its entirely innocent, of course it is, it must be, they said it was.

2/09/2006 04:55:00 pm  
Anonymous Laughing Cavalier said...

Perhaps I might draw your attention to the persistent NuLabour use of the word “reform”.In its proper usage it means change for the better, especially in the righting of previous abuse and injustice. Under this government the word has been turned on its head and has come to mean “change” alone, almost invariably for the worse.

2/09/2006 05:34:00 pm  

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