Wednesday, yet again, we have a high-profile Tory Minister putting his foot where his mouth should be in an ill-thought out speech aimed to court a select few. Again he has singled out the poor and vulnerable of the UK and Europe as a blot on the landscape and that is unforgivable. He sees them only as a drain on resources. BBC News reports,
In late 2012 London Mayor Boris Johnson, Tory, who shared a fagging school playground with Messers Cameron, PM, and Osborne, Chancellor, during his public school-days fell foul of his mouth, uttering ill-thought out and foolish words to the world. Taken to task by an impromptu intelligence test Boris was quickly flummoxed and exasperated.
These high-fliers who are part of the upper echelons of British society have family links to the historical wealth of the UK. Hell Cameron even has blood links back to the British Royal family.
That explains fully the government's obsession with attacking the poor and vulnerable of the UK. For now the old have escaped the austerity axe but they will not in the long-term.
If Osborne wanted to extol the virtues of China and India he should have chosen his words more carefully. Both countries have positives but far too many negatives to want to use them as a blue-print for Europe and the UK. That is unless you are part of the elsuive 1% of society.
Few people in Europe would deny that the EU needs reform. Most would say it is beyond the state of repair and should be ditched. Not those in Brussels though, and other European MPs and bureaucrats, who are making a good living at the expense of others. Yes we need reform but not attacks verbally or otherwise on the poor and vulnerable in society.