The Guardian reports today that we are teetering on the brink of another recession, thanks to the brutal cuts to be made by the Conservative-LibDem coalition (see http://bit.ly/bbIDny). It hasn’t taken long for the dire warnings of economists to become a reality.
During the economic crisis of 2008-09, the Conservatives tried repeatedly to pin the blame for a global situation on the Labour government. It was an astonishing display of gall in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary.
The Conservatives indulged in the worst sort of politicking, not just lying but bellowing their lies over and over in the hope that if they lied loud enough and long enough, some of it might stick. Perhaps it did, though not enough to secure the widely mistrusted David Cameron an overall majority.
No sane person could truthfully argue that the global economic crisis was the fault of Britain’s Labour goverment. By contrast, the recession we now face in the UK is entirely the fault of the Conservative-LibDem coalition, which has trampled the green shoots of recovery in a desperate bid to punish the British people for having had 15 years of comfort and prosperity.
David Cameron does not believe you deserved to have 15 years of decent wages and working standards, greater financial security and better healthcare. He not only wants to take it away from you, he wants to punish you for ever having had it in the first place.
This time it’s nothing to do with Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac – or even Fred Goodwin. This time the blame lies entirely with David Cameron and Nick Clegg.
Rather than sitting at home, frothing in a helpless rage, we’ll be joining the Coalition of Resistance alongside Tony Benn, Caroline Lucas, Bob Crow, Mark Serwotka and many other fine people. We hope you will too. See http://coalitionofresistance.wordpress.com/2010/08/03/call-for-a-coalition-of-resistance-against-cuts-and-privatisation for details.