Monday, August 01, 2011


Oh Boy! Rightwinger's Damascene Conversion?

I was so gobsmackingly delighted to read this quotation today by super dry Tory Charles Moore in a Guardian piece entitled, astonishingly, 'I am beginning to think the left might be right':

"The rich run a global system that allows them to accumulate capital and pay the lowest possible price for labour. The freedom that results applies only to them. The many simply have to work harder, in conditions that grow ever more insecure, to enrich the few."

Well, it's what always has seemed the case to me Charles and I can only applaud the fact you've at last seen the light. I would also hope that Moore opposes the suggestion by George Osborne that the 50p tax rate on those earning over £150K a year should be abolished as the ST leader demanded yesterday. Danny Alexander has rightly called this idea 'cuckoo':

The idea that we're going to somehow shift our focus to the wealthiest in the country at a time when everyone's under pressure is just in cloud cuckoo land," the chief secretary to the Treasury told the Andrew Marr Show on BBC1.

Vince cable, weighed in reinforcingly:

Cable told the Independent on Sunday: "It would be politically inconceivable for government to take some of the tax pressure off high earners at a time when people on low pay are suffering public sector pay restraint and cuts in real incomes because of high commodity prices."

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