Vision vs vacuum: red Tory shadow chancellor reminded forcefully that the problems post-war government solved were far greater than now
Right-wing Labour shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves has been, at least briefly, forced to stare into the moral and political black hole that she and her boss represent when a caller to an LBC radio phone-in confronted the red Tory party over its lack of hope, vision or ambition – and with the stark contrast between their excuses for having no plans and the dire financial situation that faced the Attlee government that built the NHS and the welfare state in the aftermath of the Second World War:
Reeves – listed as a Tory MP by at least one major US news network – has frequently been slammed for her right-wing, heartless positions – including:
- stating notoriously that Labour is not a party for unemployed people
- wanting to force people with long-term illnesses back to work
- partying with union-busting press baron Rupert Murdoch
- writing in Murdoch’s foul and disgraced rag, The S*n
- laughing at the idea of renationalising the energy industry that is gouging ordinary people, even though her boss Keir Starmer promised it during his campaign for the Labour leadership
- refusing to say Labour will tax the obscene profits of banks
- claiming it’s a good thing that hundreds of thousands of disgusted Labour members have left the party over the Labour regime’s hard-right politics
- complaining that the Tories are not deporting enough desperate refugees fast enough
- cosying up to the architect of murderous Tory austerity, former Tory Chancellor George Osborne
- refusing a decent pay rise for ordinary people
- along with her boss, committing to keep the evil ‘two-child limit’ on social security benefits that has put well over a million children into desperate poverty – even though it would cost less to scrap it than to keep it
While it’s enjoyable to see her confronted by a dose of truth, there’s no doubt that she and her boss are no more fit to govern than the despicable Tories they are determined to emulate.
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