CF, alongside many other more talented and energetic writers, spent much of the years up to 2010 blogging about how fucking angry the useless, spineless, spinning, lying Labour "government" made him.
But, hey, time heals all wounds, doesn't it? Well .. no. It shouldn't. And thankfully, Sean Thomas (writing for the Daily Torygraph, but don't hold that against him) has written this most excellent piece - ".. The Worst Government Ever.." - describing those horrendous years.
Read the whole thing, multiple times, before ever considering supporting, or even fucking acknowledging the existence of, that bunch of utter imbeciles. But, if you want to get good 'n' apoplectic without even clicking a mouse button, scan the extracts from the piece, below. And nod, sadly, as you recall the truth in each one.
.. without warning, without consulting, without even asking our permission – allowed the biggest mass immigration into the United Kingdom in our nation’s history: three million people, possibly more than entered these islands in the preceding 1,000 years combined
1,200 died in Mid-Staffordshire Hospital alone, that’s more than died in Mid-Staffordshire during the Black Death.
.. give away half our precious rebate .. at a cost to you and me of £9 billion so far .. in return they got precisely nothing, unless you count a chortling, after-dinner promise from Jacques Chirac, that he’d make Tony Blair President of the EU, which he didn’t.
Labour presided over the slowest growth in 50 years, they produced the fastest decline in British manufacturing since manufacturing began, they left us mired in the longest recession since the war, they bequeathed maybe the largest deficit in peacetime history,
Iraq .. Afghanistan .. 100,000-300,000 killed, 2 million refugees, the humiliation of the British army, the grotesqueness that was Alastair Campbell, and the complete destruction of any trust in what any government will ever say about going to war in the future
.. sending our schoolkids plummeting down the international PISA education rankings .. English youngsters are amongst the worst educated in the western world .. the only young people with an education inferior to their grandparents.
There've been other bad governments and leaders..
..but none of them equal New Labour’s magnificent record, right across the board, for wretched, lying, blundering, poisonous, catastrophic ineptitude.
Well put, that man. Jeez, no wonder we were all so fucking angry back then. And we should be even angrier - and fucking terrified - at the prospect of Labour coming back to power in a few short months from now. Say it ain't so...