Last December we were warned not to let Jeremy Corbyn loose with the nation’s money. To a large extent, people rejected socialism and, instead, voted in socialism. With the news that Rishi Sunak is proposing a public sector pay freeze, it looks like Margaret Thatcher’s words are coming true….”The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.”
Over the course of 2020, the Blue Socialists have been responsible for a spending splurge the likes of which the nation has never seen before. Some three hundred billion has been thrown at furlough schemes, PPE contracts, grants for industries forced to close and the much maligned Test and Trace system.
According to the BBC, in some areas just half of close contacts given to England’s NHS Test and Trace are being reached. Hardly money well spent. It has long been the case that governments are notoriously bad at getting value for money. Now, reality is cutting in and, like the last Red Socialist government, have reached the same conclusion as Liam Byrne – “There’s no money left.”
In September, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) found that public sector workers on average earned 7% more than private sector workers last year. That gives the Chancellor the perfect excuse to tighten the purse strings in a bid to achieve parity. All of a sudden, public sector workers, who have done well this year on full pay, with many sitting at home, will feel the pinch. To really feel it, they should take a 20% pay cut and try living on 80% of their wages like much of the private sector. I doubt that will happen, but it puts into context the difference between the two.
This has all come about due to a virus that is deadly for the elderly and infirm, yet a nasty cold or less to everyone else. All along, the Libertarian position has been to target help to the vulnerable, whilst allowing everyone else to continue with their lives.
If we awarded a pair of Noddy Holder’s socks to each left-leaning clown MP, we’d pretty much need the full 650. Boris and his Blue Socialists should have heeded the words of Mrs T from beyond the grave..”There is no such thing as ‘safe’ socialism. If it’s safe, it’s not socialism. And if it’s socialism, it’s not safe.”
There is a huge gap in the market for a prudent political party, able to manage the essentials of government with minimal intervention to personal freedom, whilst cutting the burden of tax by sticking the bloated pig of public spending. The Libertarian Party is growing daily. We have a long way to go, but people are starting to notice and our reach is growing. Let’s make sure it continues thus.
Martin Day – Party Secretary