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'Creative' is a profoundly irritating word when used by people who have never made anything in their lives. Apart from a mess.
I give him a year before he moves on to his next job opportunity in Britain Plc. - 18 months max.
I can hear whole armies of grandmothers furiously sucking eggs.
Export your tired and huddled masses to the Tory shires and await the consequences!
A pity British citizens don't register their concern more loudly.
It's a junior role, and clearly not taken very seriously. Next stop another department!
A Tory victory is by no means certain. In fact, at the moment a slender Labour majority is on the cards. The problem is, this could change rapidly as the next G. Election approaches. Then the last shreds of our welfare state will disappear forever ... Ouch.
Overreacting? Categorically no! But it's extremely interesting that there are people out there who are all too willing to support the irrational ravings of this thoroughly egregious government. I think some people suppose that siding with powerful bullies offers a measure of personal protection. It doesn't. Sooner or later they'll come for YOU as well and you'll be forced to change your opinion.
It's a false dialogue. Most benefit claimants don't claim indefinitely. But now you can bet that the media will be filled with debates about a problem which doesn't exist. How perverse.
An unfair comparison? Not at all. It doesn't matter how you dress something up. If a political party deliberately goes out of its way to castigate a disadvantaged or vulnerable cross-section of society then it's employing precisely the same techniques as the Nazi party. If Victorians used similar techniques then they were no better. The same applies to any group or nation.
Perhaps this partly explains why, during the so-called Phoney War in the run-up to WW2, a large number of Britons thought that Hitler had the right idea. This is really no different: the approach is to single out 'the people responsible for our current predicament' and to scapegoat them in the hope that enough weak, foolish and visionless people will jump onboard the Hate Train.
And all this will be dressed up using weasel words like 'fairness' and 'equality', etc. They are completely sick and evil. All this goes well beyond the remit of a democratically elected (albeit on a minority vote) political party. No wonder the Tories want to pull us out of Europe. All the better to avoid allegations of human rights abuses.