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Brexit is a necessary crisis – it reveals Britain’s true place in the world | David Edgerton | Opinion | The Guardian
Makes the point that the Tories are no longer the party of business. As a result "The state can no longer undertake the radical planning and intervention that might make Brexit work. That would require not only an expert state, but one closely aligned with business. The preparations would by now be very visible at both technical and political levels. But we have none of that."
capitalism  business  conservatives  brexit 
october 2019 by pw201
A very British dream | Richard Seymour on Patreon
"Problem number one for the Conservatives is that they no longer have any idea how to administer capitalism. No viable long-term growth strategy avails. They can't address the financial sector without hurting their allies in the City. They can't address the crisis of productivity and investment without more state intervention than they're willing to accept. They can't address the housing crisis or the precarious debt-driven economy without harming the interests of home owners. They can't build new support in the rustbelts on an anti-immigrant basis, without sacrificing affluent swing voters and particularly ethnic minority voters in big cities and marginals."
Politics  conservatives  may  brexit 
october 2017 by pw201
Armando Iannucci: It’s time for a very British revolution
"I call it Rump Politics, because it is so clearly marked by an admission that it is for the few." "In the last election, the three main parties succeeded so magnificently in drawing a curtain of silence around their future plans for government, that the dominating policies of the past five years have all been ones that simply were not discussed in the election campaign or mentioned in the party manifestos. These policies were: £9,000 university tuition fees, the bedroom tax, the total reorganisation of the NHS and 40 per cent cuts in local government. Put together, it’s a stark programme. Not an iota of it was mentioned during the 2010 campaign. This time round, both the main TV debates were conducted before the parties published their manifestos. No wonder they felt like talks about nothing. Is it any wonder that people feel disconnected from Westminster?"
politics  election  rump  labour  conservatives  armando-iannucci 
april 2015 by pw201
FactCheck: Case dismissed on employment law reform | The FactCheck Blog
"The Beecroft study as it appears in the Telegraph contains little in the way of factual evidence as it stands, so it’s difficult to support the venture capitalist’s assertions that a change in the law on unfair dismissal is needed." Via andrewducker.
dismissal  factcheck  law  employment  beecroft  conservatives 
september 2012 by pw201
Liberal Conspiracy » Cameron’s Tory critics are deluded beyond belief
"They cannot see that Cameron had to run the party like that so as to distract attention away from the unreconstructed Thatcherite, homophobic, xenophobic, intensely Euro-sceptic, callous, Christian-fundamentalist loon contingents that make up huge chunks of the Tory grass-roots and Parliamentary party." Spot on, and why I didn't want to vote Conservative despite finding Cameron more impressive than any previous Tory leader: despite the TV debates, it wasn't a US Presidential election, but a vote for a party.
politics  liberal-democrats  conservatives  election 
may 2010 by pw201
Top Tory Adviser Ran Prayer Group to "Heal" LGBTS
Focusses on why the media have ignored the story. Contains a comment from one of the people quoted in the original Observer article, something which the regular media won't print, apparently.
philippa-stroud  conservatives  conservative  politics  sex  religion  homosexuality  demons 
may 2010 by pw201

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