if you reckon this is a non-story, just one week to go with labour lagging in the polls, then i reckon your clueless. i suggest you dispense with the dismissive arrogance, and accept that the PM's attitude is the problem. Not the individual concerns of this pensioner and the expression of those concerns.....easy to pour scorn on how people phrase things. much harder is to convince others with persuasion and sound argument.
I beg to differ. This one has very long legs. Whilst the woman in question may not have been the sharpest tool in the box, Brown still thought he was meeting 'screened' ordinary people, and he was very 2 faced about it. He could have got in the car and said 'She justdoesn't understand the issues' or 'It's her opinion and she's entitled to it', but he didn't. becasue her view differed from his, and he couldn't understand why he adopted the Labout tactic of denouncing her, albeit in private.Quote:
I still don't like Brown, but this is a non story
I dread to think of a conservative government. They are a reverse robin hood. Take from the poor and give the rich further tax breaks.
Clegg has some excellent statistics. Bottom 20% of earners pay a higher percentage of their income as tax than the top 20% of earners due to loopholes and capital gains tax breaks. Its sheer madness how an apparent government who label themselves as a party for working class people could not stop this greed from the highest earners. I know for sure that the conservatives wont do anything to stop anything like that, i can see them taxing the poor more in fact.
Step up to the plate, Mr. Clegg... your time has come.
The tory party are a party of tax cut's followed by spending cuts followed by privitisation. It's what they did in the 80's and 90's and it's what they are already promising to do again with thier education policy.
Vote for the tramp party!
Vote for loose change!
he must be far more comfortable 'brainstorming' and pouring over focus group results or hobnobbing with former investment bankers and really important people with fat pension pots and even larger brains than his, to have the slightest bit of empathy for the 'little' people who maybe didn't go to university but have worked and saved their entire lives.
that, in a nutshell, is the problem. and why he's blown it.
I also like the good old arguements of
"I'm retired, your taxing me too much! How you going to pay off this debt?"
"Raising taxes maam."
"I'm retired, your taxing me too much! And what about the children! Somebody think of the children!"
"Alright, but it'll cost you taxes."
"Your taxing me too much!"