Just when you think that David Cameron can stoop no lower, he and his poisonous spin doctors have shown today just how corrupt, puerile and unworthy they are to have any jobs of responsibility.
After using the usual technique of refusing to answer the question several times about whether another Conservative government would raise VAT, Cameron, Osborne and, no doubt Lynton Crosby, suckered Ed Miliband into asking about VAT at the last Prime Minister’s Questions (25/3/15) before the General Election, and Cameron answered that he would not raise VAT.
This was a calculated scam, as setup reminiscent of the kind of bullying that many of us remember from school, and the conditioned sociopaths of the government front bench have matured no further.
What’s more, the government’s spin doctors (aka professional liars) have now christened National Insurance as the “Jobs Tax” in order to undermine one of the provisions that the UK can actually be proud of.
National Insurance contributions go towards Basic State Pension, Additional State Pension, New State Pension, Contribution-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Contribution-based Employment and Support Allowance, Maternity Allowance and Bereavement benefits.
How they sniggered, but Clegg looked uncomfortable in parliament, skulking behind Cameron. No wonder, he’s probably going to get a celebratory bumming once all the Bullingdon bullies get back to the dorm.
Impeachment is not something that is ever mentioned in the UK parliament, but it is provided for in British law as a way of removing parliamentarians from office, and was last attempted in 2004 against Tony Blair.
Impeachment is when a peer or commoner is accused of ‘high crimes and misdemeanours, beyond the reach of the law or which no other authority in the state will prosecute.’ It is a procedure that is ‘directed in particular against Ministers of the Crown’ . The first recorded impeachment was in 1376 and the last in 1806. The procedure is considered obsolete.
David Cameron has failed to act properly time and time again, you only need watch single session of Prime Minister’s Questions to watch him fail to answer questions over and over again. In any other profession this behaviour would be considered gross misconduct and the grounds for disciplinary action and possibly dismissal.
However, British MPs are not bound by the same contracts of employment that “hardworking people” are, but he can be impeached by other MPs and/or sued in a civil court by members of the public for damages arising from loss of earnings.
The UK parliament is a sham and David Cameron is not only an embarrassment to the country, but also a material liability. His failure in economic terms alone it writ large in empty shops, crumbling roads and zero hour contracts all over the UK.
I am doing my best to ensure that he doesn’t get a second term, never mind a third.
It is the government’s and Bank of England’s stated policy to maintain inflation at 2.0%, and the BoE’s monetary policy committee meets regularly to review interest rates and levels of Quantitative Easing (QE), as ways of maintaining that level.
However, with inflation now at 0%, the government’s professional liars have gone into overdrive to spin this as a good thing.
It’s a catastrophic failure and all the establishment spooks are closing ranks in order to make it sound like not a bad thing, and emphasising that it is ONLY TEMPORARY!
The Confederation of British Industry’s (CBI) Director of Economics Rain Newton-Smith:
“Despite inflation dropping to zero, it is unlikely we will see falling prices for a prolonged period, particularly as the pressure from lower oil prices fades.”
Rob Wood of Berenberg Bank:
“The UK can sit back and enjoy the purchasing power boost that low inflation today is bringing without fearing any of the sillier claims of what ‘deflation’ might bring, like households delaying purchases on the expectation that prices will be even lower tomorrow.”
There’s lots more on The Guardian’s live blog: