Coalition In turmoil With Their Bedroom Partners Libdems:
It is alleged that some Conservatives senior aids plans to break up the coalition with the Liberal Democrats(Libdems) with various scenarios, as Nick Clegg as a weak leader for the Libdems over clashes and policy rows. There has been much tweeting and news headlines about the dreaded UKIP and BNP of lately are they a threat to all the three main political parties for next year and 2015?
My personal view and experience has always been keep your friends close but keep your enemies closer to your chest. For the time being I will say that Labour may be in a position to return to 10 Downing Street if they are really seriously want to engage with communities to reclaim the lead from Labour disenfranchise voters from United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) and British National party (BNP) I don’t say this lightly. What all the main political parties have witnessed is a wakeup call when our country in a mess with no prospect of any green shoots anytime soon.
So far if it is anything to go by the recent elections all indication has shown voters don’t know what David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband all stands for as they want to smell the coffee from all the political leaders to receive a flavour of which party will listen and action their concerns.
Granted there has been some protest votes to both UKIP and BNP of lately. Labour, Conservatives and Liberal Democrats has not really listened to voters instead some Member of Parliament have been marred with sandals and in fighting which includes UKIP and BNP as well from sexism to racism.
If political parties do not change their way of campaigning most will see a return of a hung parliament again which will not benefit any political parties. There have been suggestions of a Conservative and UKIP pact, but what voters and commentators are forgetting that UKIP does not have a MP in parliament yet. On the other hand the worse that can happen is a Lib and Lab pact which I as a Labour Party member will not entertain this idea.
Many have seen what it is like having a coalition running our country. In my opinion when the recent Queen Speech was read out I’m sure the Queen almost chocked in regards to immigration and welfare caps with no other policies available.
If Conservatives wins the general elections in 2015 rest assured they will do further damage to our welfare state with more privatization not just in local government but also to our NHS. We all have to start paying private insurance to use our NHS facilities.
I’m sure in my mind that the National Minimum Wage will be targeted in a big way to please the Tory donors and big businesses. The argument for the case will no doubt big, medium and small businesses will not able to survive as they will continue to say. Don’t be surprised if the next incoming Conservative Government will either start to hit the trade unions, social housing tenants, and introduce a big brother society as their programme of big society has fallen by the wayside. It has been noticeable that all the charities and third sectors have stop promoting the Big Society mantra since they realized that they will not get the funding from both Central and Local Government Departments.
Recently in the Commons there was a vote on Welfare Reform Jobseekers (Work Programme) Bill when Labour whip informed the Parliamentary Labour Party (PLP) to abstain which did not help the case of Labour. Many party activist and their supporters were very angry because of a few carrots dangling with the promise of some deal which the coalition had a double shotgun over Labour which never happened which the coalition had a laugh at Labour’s expense.
Granted there have been some positive reviews to Ed Miliband for a making a great leader in waiting but Labour must be very clear in their message that they send out not just to its membership but to all our Labour Supporters and wavering voters must translate into a language to all our supporters can relate and understand.
His best moment came when he referenced the calls from Tory MPs for a pact or even a coalition with UKIP. “They used to call them clowns. Now they want to join the circus,” he quipped, a line that improves with each reading.
He went on to remind the House how Cameron’s promise of an in/out EU referendum (which many predicted would prove disastrous for Labour) had failed to counter UKIP or sate his recalcitrant backbenchers. In a well-crafted passage, he declared: “The lesson for the Prime Minister is you can’t out-Farage Farage. Banging on about Europe won’t convince the public. And the people behind him will just keep coming back for more. A Europe referendum tomorrow. Drop same sex marriage. The demands go on and on. They will never be satisfied. And every day he spends dealing with the problem behind him he’s not dealing with the problems facing the country.”
Earlier in the speech, referring to Iain Duncan Smith’s suggestion that wealthy pensioners hand back their Winter Fuel Payments, he asked Cameron: “why doesn’t he set an example and hand back the tax cut he’s given himself?” Seizing on David Davis’s plea for “no more old Etonian advisers”, he quipped that it was “time for some diversity” – “let’s have someone from Harrow”. After the abandonment of minimum alcohol pricing and plain cigarette packaging, Miliband also brought up Lynton Crosby’s links  to the alcohol and tobacco industries, declaring, once again, that Cameron stands up for “the wrong people”.
This is what they used to say about cigarette packaging: ‘It’s wrong that children are being attracted to smoke by glitzy designs on packets … children should be protected from the start.’
That was the previous Health Secretary. Before they hired their new strategist. The one whose company worked for big tobacco. And now what’s happened? They’ve dropped the bill.
After his now-infamous World At One interview , in which he was unable to say whether Labour would borrow more to fund a temporary VAT cut, three Conservative MPs intervened to challenge Miliband over his plans. In response to the first, Jacob Rees-Mogg, he replied that “of course” a VAT cut would “have a cost” and “lead to a temporary increase in borrowing” (perhaps the first time Miliband has admitted in the Commons that Labour would borrow more), but that the increase would be justified since it would help to stimulate growth. But he was unable to answer Penny Mordaunt‘s claim that the measures included in Labour’s alternative Queen’s Speech would cost an extra £28bn, insisting that he had “already addressed this” (he hadn’t). After he was challenged again, he fell back on the line that it was the government that was “borrowing more”. This is true (£245bn, in fact) but it invites the Tory rejoinder, “you would borrow even more”, leaving the Labour leader back where he began. The danger for Miliband is that Tory MPs will continue to challenge him over the total cost of Labour’s plans until, as with the VAT cut, he finally gives way.
But while Miliband still gives the impression of running scared of his own economic policy, today he did enough to remind his party why he could emerge as the victor in 2015.
Let’s hope that we have a Labour Government in place and a manifesto in place need to be very concise and clear to our Labour supporters and wavering voters.