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We're you thinking what the Conservatives were thinking? Did you believe the Lib Dems were the real alternative? Is Labour moving forward not back? This blog will focus on all things political. It will be irritating, agitating and maybe just maybe it will get you thinking.

Friday, December 09, 2005

Labour rattled part two

The latest email requesting financial support for Phoney Tony. In fact the email had about seven links where you could click to donate funny.

She goes on about Cameron and Eton - someone suggested she went to Public School. Well what would you expect!!


I'm Jo, a Labour supporter and you may have seen me on telly. Have you noticed the big news this week?

David Cameron (Dave to his friends), an old Etonian distantly related to the Queen, has been elected leader of the Conservative Party.

At last, it has dawned on Tory members that they need to be in touch with the reality of the modern world and the lives of the majority of British people!

As his first step, Dave is bringing back that icon of the new century William Hague to the front bench.

So I'm asking you to dig deep into your pockets. Let me explain why.

No one seems to know a lot about what Dave actually believes in but we have a few clues.
We do know that he first emerged as a special adviser to Norman Lamont, standing right behind him on 'Black Wednesday' as Norm was announcing a "turbulent day on the markets", or 15 per cent interest rates to you and me.

In his four years as an MP, Dave hasn't been notable as a champion of change and modernisation of the Tories' policies. On the contrary, like his Tory colleagues he voted against the extra spending on the health service and schools, opposed the Winter Fuel Allowance and voted against increasing maternity leave and pay.

He voted in favour of keeping fox hunting. He didn't just support the Tory manifesto earlier this year, with the policies to subsidise private health care and private education and the irresponsible focus on immigration, he wrote it.

Dave is passionate about one thing, not saying what his new policies will be. The one glimmer we do have is that he is looking at a flat tax.
This is the new idea sweeping Estonia which means that nurses and home helps pay the same tax rate as the millionaire. Alongside that he wants a new spending rule which would have one result - billions of pounds of immediate cuts in public services, just when we are seeing real improvements working through.
The Tories think that they have the whiff of power in their nostrils and they will be willing to do and say anything to get it. The Tory press are lining up as cheerleaders and we can expect multi-millionaire backers to throw any amount of money at the Conservative Party if they sense a real chance of victory.

So we need our supporters to stay with us too. Spend a few moments and make a donation. A tenner to help keep the Tories out of government? It's cheaper than paying 15 per cent interest on your mortgage that's for sure.

All the best,
Jo BrandLabour supporter


  • At Sunday, December 11, 2005 10:57:00 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Typical of the cry from the Labour left. Idiots.

    Good blog by the way.

    - Chris Palmer

  • At Sunday, December 11, 2005 11:01:00 pm, Blogger Jonathan Sheppard said…

    Thanks Chris - wasnt sure anyone ever read it!

  • At Tuesday, December 13, 2005 2:59:00 pm, Blogger Serf said…

    .....Its the new idea sweeping Estonia....

    They have had a flat tax for a few years and its been so successful, they have recently lowered the rate.

    Then again shes unlikely to be in favour of anything flat is she?

    By the way, if you want more readers, submit your site to rightlinks :)

  • At Thursday, December 15, 2005 11:09:00 am, Anonymous Antony Calvert said…

    Great blog mate! I got that horrendous email from the Fat One. I've never really liked Jo Bland, sorry, Brand, anyway. She joins the mass ranks of respectable celebrities who back Labour... Mick Hucknall, George Michael, Eddie Izzard, Chris Evans.... the list is talentlessly endless


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