Labour having failed to convince the British public they had anything to offer only a few months ago, look to be thrashing around like a wounded animal, lashing out wildly, replacing policy with a tirade of abuse and misinformation, in the last week Labour have pointed to the change in housing benefit, referring to it as cleansing, the reference apparently intended to conjure images of ethnic cleansing, ought to viewed as an inexcusable use of black propaganda.
The idea that people like you and I ought to pay any price requested by welfare claimants for accommodation is ultimately an attack on working people particularly the low paid, many of the people I know, will typically work 60 plus hours a week, just to earn a living wage, live in digs, see partners and kids every other week, to make ends meet, could anyone from the Labour party or "journalists" like Polly Toynbee who last week came up with this outrageous slur "the Tories have a final solution for the poor" explain to those of us living outside London why we should pay welfare claimants to live in posh London boroughs.
Ramsgate Mayor David Green, takes up the issue in his blog of predatory, interest rates charged to those on low incomes by finance companies, and good on him, its wrong, I couldn't agree more but David Green goes on about shaming the coalition government to do more than they are, and I just wondered and asked this question of him on his web site why the hell didn't the Labour party in government for 13 years do anything, you must think we are idiots?
A simple question I just wonder if he can give a simple straight answer, I mean the Labour party could invade Iraq, bring in ID cards, end free education, attack civil liberties, but not deal with consumer credit?
As I say Labour are wounded (mostly self inflicted ) and lashing out rather than come up with any answers, perhaps if David Green's so worried about the poor he could stop wearing the mayoral chains and flog them off and fund food parcels to the poor of Kensington, Chelsea, Mayfair etc. at which point I'll start taking him seriously.