Monday, November 30, 2009

Tory Class Warfare Again

Iain Dale's Diary: What About the Planet?

As preparations mount for the Copenhagen summit, which will be attended by more than 15,000 delegates and diplomats, The Independent reports that up to 30,000 environmental activists will be going along for ride too. The hypocrisy is astonishing. [sticks tongue in cheek] Do they not care about the planet? Do they not think about their carbon footprint? Clearly not. And they have the cheek to lecture the rest of us about how we should cut down on the number of flights we take.


Iain's posts seem to be getting more and more obtuse.

Quite apart from the fact that at any conference, people nearby (i.e. via train) can attend in greater numbers, he willfully misstates the matter in terms of individual events.

The size of the earth's atmosphere is affected by human activity, but any single human activity is more or less irrelevant.

I do realise this may be a hard concept to grasp.

But let me put it another way.

One single Tory MP or PPC avoiding tax is more or less irrelevant to the government's tax take. But the entire tax avoidance efforts of the Tory class is most certainly relevant.

What I find interesting is that, as they sniff a Tory victory (but let's think 1992, 1992, 1992), the ur-colours of the Tories are showing themselves.

Both in the comments of lower middle class Tory oiks like Iain Dale, and in actions of the core-Tory rich you are a running dog for, Toryism is not about politics at all.

It is about preserving the privileges of the already rich and wealthy.

2 comments:

quietzapple said...

That Tory victory is looking increasingly distant Paul.

A third reputable poll by Res Com shows Labour gaining, Tories down.

In June they ran an interesting one which asked people wether they preferred a Labour or a Cons government and Labour had it by 2%.

I blogged on this and other encouraging and relevant signs then, after commenting on Cons Home. (Seems to be off Google, their Comments froze for over a month after mine)

http://quietzapple-musing.blogspot.com/2009/08/labour-44-or-conservative-42.html

Paul Halsall said...

I hope you are right. With any luck there will be a hung parliament.