Thursday, October 2, 2014

The people we resent

This is from Britain's Conservative Prime Minster, David Cameron, at the Tory conference a couple of days ago. We've quoted it here because it could equally as easily have come from either of New Zealand's 'get a job or or FOAD' parties (note the use of the language of the Left in an attempt to appear all-embracing):
This [Conservative] Party is the trade union of the children from the poorest estates and the most chaotic homes. This party is the union for the young woman who wants an apprenticeship. For the teenagers who want to make something of their lives. This is who we resent........
Oops. As Steve Bell says, David Cameron does sincerity well...most of the time.

Since the politics of hate not only manged to not get National thrown out, but returned to office with an increased proportion of the vote, keep an eye out for similar vacant rhetoric and anti-poor policies from the man who claims to be looking for 'fresh ideas' to deal with child poverty. Perhaps ideas aren't the problem, and Mr Key is just looking in the wrong place.