Monday, October 12, 2009
Gordon Brown: Fire-sale starter
video: Prodigy Channel.
In Britain in our wonderful democracy, we have three main parties, all with different names, but all the support the same pro-capital, pro-privatisation, pro-cuts agenda.
Today Labour will announce a fire-sale of state assets- the biggest privatisation programme since the early 1980s. And what do the opposition parties say?:
Vince Cable, the Lib Dem Treasury spokesman, cautiously welcomed the move to sell off assets.....
Last night the Tories said the move was "probably necessary" given the state of the finances. A spokesman said: "Given the state the country is in it is probably necessary....
Does anyone still doubt the view that we live, to what all extents and purposes is a one-party state?
(More on the fire-sale over at the CPO)
UPDATE: The Daily Mail reports:
The pound fell to its lowest level in six months last night on news of Gordon Brown's £16billion asset sale to ease the growing national debt.
Sterling plunged after the Prime Minister announced the plan to sell central and local government assets over the next two years.
Nice one, Gordon. You're such a financial genius.