They're lower than vermin
When are the Tories going to throw a dead cat onto the table, to distract us from their current travails? They seem to be floundering about somewhat, looking for a suitable feline victim without success. It was laughable to hear a cabinet minister today saying that Nicola Sturgeon’s use of the phrase ’I detest the Tories’ was ’dangerous.’ Many of us have detested the Tories for decades, and we’re not dangerous (maybe that’s our problem). They’re also reviving the idea that Labour will rely on the SNP to form a government after the next election. Clearly they haven’t been reading the opinion polls of late. Liz Thick’s only hope is to go to the wire (December, 2024) by which time we’ll all see the benefits of ’growth.’ Her predicament is much like Gordon Brown’s—you’ve got just two years to prove your worth. But generally there are few macro-economic policies that can deliver that fast. A dash for growth? For some reason the Tories are not using that phrase. I wonder why. Maybe because it invariably ends in disaster. Any attempt to artificially pump the economy will at some point crash into reality. The question is what shape this disaster will take. The best the Tories can do now is take especial care of their core voting demographic—and get more pensioners onto cruise liners.
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