Tuesday, 30 October 2012

There can be such a thing as society, and I think Maggie would agree...

In making a point about everything having to be paid for by some real person and done by some real person, there being no separate, mystical, entity with money, time and labour to do things for us, prime minister Margret Thatcher utterd the oft quoted words "there is no such thing as society".

Given the way the meaning of this phrase has been misrepresented over the years, I would like to re-present the same argument but in a slightly different way.

1) There is such a thing as society.
2) Everything that is done, society has to do.
3) Everything that is done, society has to pay for .
4) You are society, what you want done you must do, what you want done you must pay for.


Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Cameron concedes that the UK would be better off out of the EU - #UKIP win!

The current conservative line on our EU membership is that we must insist on repatriation of (some) soverign powers, and if we cannot get them back then we must leave the EU.

For this to be a rational proposition there are three models of the UK to be considered.

1) The UK 'as is' as a member of the EU
2) The UK independent and not a member of the EU
3) The UK as a member of the EU with some repatriated soverign powers.

Cameron and the conservatives are conceding that 1 is the worst possible option. That the UK being independent would be better for us than our current situation within the EU - exactly what UKIP have been saying for over a decade now.

Having ruled out scenario 1, there may be discussion on the merits/differences between scenarios 2 and 3.

For 2 and 3 to be assessed against one another, both options must be fully examined and modelled - this is a dream come true for UKIP - scenario 2 must fully analyse how an independent UK would operate outside the EU, expensive analysis that UKIP couldn't dream of funding itself, but work that the government must now pick up.

Let debate commence!