Willis88 wrote:Balham_Green wrote:Willis88 wrote:mervyn wrote: Small ray of hope, though it doesn’t lift my current gloom about the likely outcome. A yougov spokesman on today’s politics live programme reminded everyone that in the 2010, 2015 and 2017 elections, and the 2016 referendum, all the major swings occurred in the final fortnight.
The only major swing we can hope for is all the politicians stand down and some sane people take the reins.
There's no real hope, whatever happens we're screwed.
So which of Labour's policies dont give you hope? The massive housebuilding programme, huge investment in nhs, nationalisation of rail and cuts in fares, more workers rights....?
Offset by a massive financial black hole. 4 day working week, what a joke that is. We've got a massive productivity problem in this country, reducing the amount of time to be productive wouldn't result in any improvements, in fact I'd wager it's guaranteed to make everything worse (even if you could isolate that one policy above all the other popularist madness they're spouting).
Corbyn and his cronies are dangerous, not to the little man (well not in the immediate term) but to the bigger picture as a whole. They've got some lust for the way things used to be (long before my time I must add, so this is just what I've read/been told by family), when interest rates were massive (imagine taking out a £200k mortgage at 15%) and rolling blackouts were common (I can't remember my last blackout) but at least we weren't at the whim of the "fat cats".
Labour is electable, just with a different figurehead and a sudden lurch towards the center ground. Given that won't happen I refuse to find any hope in policies that are promoted by a man who won't even apologise for the blatent anti-semitism in his party (not least to say about his beliefs on it).
You can't seriously be telling me you believe the way forward is under a Labour Government?
They are not perfect but its sure as hell a better way forward for most people than 5 years led by a lying egotistical public school boy who cares not one jot for the lower and average earners. Where have you been the last 10 years? Huge cuts and the longest recovery from recession since the 1930's. Credit rating reduced and value of £ massively devalued. And of course there is no Islamophobia in the Tory party.
On productivity I would have thought less hours would be more likely to increase it. I notice you dont disagree with the policies I raised.