dodger wrote:SO, does anyone really believe that a Tory government will actually address this with any urgency/at all??
No, but Corbyn!!! is the answer to all questions about the failures of Tory governments over the past decade.
The Tories have no plan beyond 12th December. No Brexit plan. No domestic plan. Nothing.
The Tories have a plan ok!
Most of the current cabinet are involved with think tanks which are themselves funded by billionaires, mostly from the US, including fossil fuel beneficiaries like the Koch brothers and various media owners. They desperately want to frustrate any environmental legislation because it will limit their activities. They want to stop any restriction in or regulation of their activities which is why they really promoted Brexit. They want to dismantle the state to its bare minimum. The evidence is out there widely available. Trump is their success story, despite his stupidity, and he, in turn, wants a UK government run by Johnson and Farage. Farage is a real believer but Johnson is run by others. He was not allowed to appear on the environment debate.
Ever wondered why the effort is to be made to have strong commercial inks with the US and Australia when logically trade with Europe makes much more sense?
The last 9 years they have made significant efforts to dismantle the state, frustrated by the lack of a conservative majority. This is why they keep having stupid elections. And why Corbyn is so hated rather than the tolerance there used to be between parties. Johnson says Corbyn's proposed corporation tax will be the highest in Europe. No it won't.
Johnson, Javid, Gove, Truss, Fox, Hancock, Rees-Mogg, Raab, Patel, Hannan all have strong links with these think tanks and each have written or co-written papers endorsing reducing the state including removing the NHS. They now say they won't sell the NHS, which is probably rather deviously true. Rather, they will get rid of areas of it a bit at a time, leaving just enough to provide some basic stuff which would not be profitable. Just like they did with probation - and their new plan after the failure of Grayling's last plan still involves flogging it off - and prisons. Schools are on the way. Utilities have already gone, mostly owned by foreign corporations or even foreign state owned companies. Welfare is privately assessed. Hence the horror at Corbyn's suggestion that he might nationalise some of BT and why it is called communist, when it is nothing of the sort: just like in most EU countries. The proposed Labour spending plan is condemned as communist when it's significantly less as a percentage of GDP than in Germany.
And not to mention a supressed report into Russian interference, widely understood to include evidence of Russian donations to the Tories.
Getting Brexit done is essential to the current Tory hierarchy, not for the reasons they give but for the above. The are desperate not to have another referendum, not because they care about 'the people have spoken' or democracy but in case a different decision is made and their cause is set back.