With he church continually attacking the govt and big business for their lack of morality and social fairness, I'd almost like to see a raft of new parties based on faith groups beliefs. That would shake things up.
Id rather not put my faith in people who believe in imaginary beings, the church cant even shake itself up, how long have they treating women as equals, have the catholic church come clean about what their priests have been doing? What about Africa, maybe stretching a bit but half the country still believes in witches, how much of the spread of Ebola is due to religious mistrust?
There's nothing less efficiant than a minister leaving a note stating 'there is no money left' that more than anything sums up labour for me. Its true a conservative government wouldnt have averted the crisis but every day problems like low wages and expensive housing lands squarely at labours door in my opinion, you have uncontrolled immigration to thank for that. Labour rules though 2 parliments of good times and spent the lot, did they really think they'd abolished boom & bust?
Labour accuse the government of not achieving their borrowing targets, god help us if Balls had been in charge, does anyone believe him when he stated we could spend our way out of recession. All the talk of cutting to deep, to fast etc. Have we had any real cuts, real austerity or simply a trimming round the edges. In my view its the latter. Ultimately we need to balance the books we cant go on spending money we dont have.
What I find most astonishing is that after 4 years of opposition the Labour party cant come up with 1 coherant policy, just look at the fixed energy price fiasco, not we have energy companies hoarding money and putting off investment all for the fear of a Labour government, thats costing us jobs, it holding down wages & growth.
I pleased that there has been a lot of discussion. I know no-one is going to change their minds, though. I read arguments against the ideas that I believe, and they did not persuade me Some have even taken it as an opportunity to take the mickey.
But I am encouraged that some take the opinion that society needs to be fairer to be prosperous, and maybe we will not get a Conservative government in the May general election!
Green, UKIP or LibDem im assuming, I just cant rationalise how anyone would vote for Labour having nearly brought the country to its knees? The sheer incompetence is clear for all to see, factor in the Labour are not conservative lite its hard to see a reason to vote for them? Just look at the grandstanding and fiasco around their claimed protection of the NHS. Its clear to see how theyve botched NHS Wales and their claims over the Mansion tax are already in tatters.
If the NHS is so important it needs more than a failed populatist policy to raise £2.5 billion. Announcing direcy policy taxation is clear sign of failure, its as good as admitting they think theirs a big problem but all theyre got to solve it is tokenism.
Whatever people think of the Tories, there's know denying Britain there's no returned to financial stability, we have world beating growth and continuing fall in unemployment. I can see that people feel its not filtering down yet but recking the recovery is senseless.
Can anyone really take Balls and Milliband seriously except their uninon puppet masters? Remember it was the unions that forced the two Eds on Labour via block votes, pretty much against the consensus of party members.
Because of course, as everyone knows, it is the directors alone who are responsible for the success of the business. The guys on the shopfloor have nothing to do with it
Ultimately yes, collectively the whole business contribute to the success but the directors alone carry the highest burden. That's why you see a few £billion wiped off the likes of Lloyds Banking Group shares when António Horta Osorio announces he's taking medical leave.
I work for myself but in Finance yes, ive ground my way up from the bottom including 5 years college / university, working in a factory and other naff jobs to make ends meet.
Ive always looked after myself, have moved around the country chasing work, regularly work 50, 60 hour+ weeks.
I just think if people aren't happy with their lot they need to make the difference themselves not blame other people, the system, or fat cat directors. Its true some people are given a step up but most of the people I know who have done well have done so through their own hard work and initiative.
What constitutes greed or justifying the suppression of wages can be difficult to pin down
We'd like to think that those deciding on what's what do play fair but in my experience some of these elements are complete gits.
I worked in a place where some director would fight an employee tooth and nail over every last penny of not a very large hourly rate, yet would take home himself £5000/month for working part time.
The attitude was "I'm worth all I get", 'You're lucky to have a job'.
Its a dog eat dog world out there, any director worth his salt knows the biggest factor is managing the cost base. Unlike wages Directors bonus's and dividends are not pre-tax expenditure items.
If its his business, he's worked tooth and nail for years to grow the business like Chimneys brother (and a couple of people I know working similar long hours, employing 100's of people) why shouldn't they take what they like? Maybe if the director wasn't so scrupulous over the wages there wouldn't be a business now?