Saturday, 2 February 2013

Go Together Like A Horse And Carriage

Absolutely no one expects the legislation that is going to be given Second Reading on Tuesday ever to reach the Statute Book. Therefore, Ed Miliband, while preparing to vote for it in an exercise of the purest gesture politics, may as well make hay by calling for the restoration of the Married Couple's Tax Allowance.

Likewise, no Bulgarians or Romanians are going to ship up to what little might remain of the British economy after another 11 months of this wretched Government. Therefore, Ed Miliband may as well make hay by calling for the restrictions on them to be retained, something that a Government closer to the trade unions than to big business might very well have done, anyway.

And might very well have needed to have done, since such a Government would have presided over a country to which Bulgarians and Romanians, like Poles and others before them, might have experienced the slightest to desire to migrate. No one migrates from their own, improving, part of the Upper Second World to someone else's, declining, part of the Lower Second World.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hmm. The line used to be "never reach third reading". Now it's "never reach statute book"

Watch the Lindsay wriggling, followed by u turn.

David Lindsay said...

Call it whichever you like. It is not going to happen. And everyone knows it. Tuesday's will the last ever vote of the whole House of Commons on it.

Anonymous said...

I hope you are right.

But this line struck me ""Ed Miliband, while preparing to vote for it in an exercise of the purest gesture politics""

So you are calling your own party leader a fraud and a liar?

Which of course he is-I just wanted to hear it from the horse's mouth.

David Lindsay said...

I am not a member of any political party.

And gesture politics are still politics. They are part of the game.

David Lindsay said...

You, of course, do have a Party Leader. He was in favour of same-sex "marriage" until Cameron decided to legislate for it.

Farage remains on record in favour of the legalisation of drugs and prostitution, even while sacking junior functionaries for expressing those very same views.