Carlton green wrote:]I can’t say that I’m very happy about how the last ten years has played out though I suppose it could have been worse. To my mind our politicians of all colours are a, for seemingly the most part, a shambolic lot who are either intent on furthering their own political dogma or careers.
I can only agree again one always has to pick the best of the available evils.
Maybe I’m mistaken but I thought Blair did a decent enough job and Brown didn’t see the big crash coming
in my estimation he was yet more Thatcherism albeit with a few softened edges.
. Whilst Brown’s credibility was shot I hope that History is kind to him in what he managed to do to stop a complete financial meltdown down - we were sooo close to things going into complete chaos
Agreed,he was a man handed a poison chalice with his hands tied behind his back and forced to drink!
Austerity hasn’t worked brilliantly but we now have the lowest unemployment I can remember so again things could be worse
With some of the worst pay and conditions the country has seen for a long time,when working people are using food banks to make ends meet there's something seriously wrong with the country IMHO.
I heard on the news last week that upto 10% on the work force haven't had a pay slip,or been paid holiday money,again something seriously wrong somewhere,yet the rich keep getting richer....
Though I don’t love the EU it’s a pity about Brexit in that Cameron offered the electorate something that he had now idea how to deliver; time and money spent on Brexit might well have been better used in so many other places including (in that long list) on Libraries. Anyway at least we’re getting important and value for money things (not) like HS2
Camaron was an idiot and still is.
As for Brexit,it should never have been.The country is a shambles and will take decades to revive if ever.
The blame lies firmly at the feet of rightwing politics and IMO is set to get worse before it gets better.