On Wed, 7 Jul 2021 13:53:03 +0100
Post by Col Post by Joe
On Tue, 6 Jul 2021 13:09:12 +0100
Post by Col
I don't think this is restricted to the Labour Party, more
symptomatic of opposition parties in general. Whatever the
government does you criticise it,
Post by Col
say how you would do things oh so
very differently if only you were in power.
I think that bit's fallen by the wayside in recent decades. The
advantage of being in opposition now is that you *don't* have to
offer a better idea, and if you do choose to offer any kind of
alternative, you don't need to provide any evidence that it will
Now I don't really agree with this.
Opposition parties have always been expected to provide alternative
plans to what the government are doing, hence the oft said retort
that 'their numbers don't stack up' when the opposition provide their
The Budget, maybe. But that's what I meant by 'don't need to provide any
evidence that it will work.'
It's the same with revolutionary movements: the wokeists are working to
completely eliminate every aspect of Western civilisation and culture,
but they're not offering any credible alternative. We know that if they
succeed, they really won't like the result, indeed they may well be the
first up against the wall, but none of them seem to give the matter any
There seems to be widespread surprise in the US that the cities that
have deliberately reduced their police forces are seeing a large
increase in crime. What other possible goal could there have been
for the 'defund the police' movement?