|Cameron's Big Soc|
|Snake Oil Salesmen|
|Snake Oil Salesmen selling Ingsoc AKA Big Brother AKA Big Government|
Date: Friday 18th February
Venue: Duke Street Church, Richmond upon Thames, TW9 1DH
Topic: 'The Big Society'
Join us for drinks and discussion with a panel including Syed Kamall (MEP for London), Ben Howlett (National CF chairman), Nick Clark (London CF chairman), Gus Magalhaes (Kingston University Conservatives president) and Alex Ward (Richmond Park CF).
The panel chaired by Martin Beale.
Apart from feeling sorry for the elderly and exasperated I also felt sorry for the young gun snake oil salesmen who must have felt utterly demoralised trying to sell this turd of an idea to a disbelieving and outraged Tory membership. I bet sometimes they secretly wished they were in the BNP where we can just say stuff that we genuinely feel and which we know other people instinctively and obviously agree with.
When it finished we went out into the cold night, miserable, unsatisfied and cheated. It is after all corrupting to be told to tell lies, and demoralising to be regularly expected to believe in lies told by the people you expect to trust, ie your own party that is now in government.
If I were a snake oil salesman I would quit my job or demand a different product to sell. Double glazing would at least be more useful and saleable than this thing that makes others want to tell you to put a Big Sock in it.
If only there were a government that would have just the competence to give us the impression that we are being well-governed, even if we are not. Margaret Thatcher was mentioned, and it was pointed out that she would not have disapproved of Cameron's Big Brother Ingsoc. Since Maggie is now suffering from Alzheimer's and cannot answer for herself, I would take this with a huge pinch of salt. Whatever you think of Maggie, she would never have tried to pull a fast one like that. Perhaps a benign dictatorship benignly dictated by me is really the only answer for the long-suffering and misgoverned people of Britain.