When will common sense prevail?

Posted 26 Nov 2010 by Walaa Idris


One of the things that makes David Cameron stand out but at the same time causes a lot of confusion to simple minds is his vision, and the way he approaches it. Many great leaders will shy away from immeasurable not your run of the mill polices as they fear ridicule and confession of their message. But not Cameron, when he feels strongly about something he will put it forward. Before the General Election he ploughed through with the Big Society idea, which for all intents and proposes should be a “Socialist” project as it involves doing “good” for people by the people – at least that’s what they, socialists have been telling us for years. It is them, alone, who care about the welfare of people better than the rest of us ever can! But off course in there case, caring, is a huge operation with equal amounts of red tape, legislation and tones of money thrown in for good measure!

In 2006 the then newly elected leader of the opposition, David Cameron said in a speech “It’s time we admitted that there’s more to life than money, and it’s time we focused not just on GDP, but on GWB – General Well Being”. Back then nobody batted an eye!

Fast-forward to 2010, Cameron delivering on that promise in a speech yesterday he said: “From April next year we will measure our progress as a country, not just by how our Economy is growing, but by how our lives are improving. Not just by our standard of living, but by our quality of life!” But this time, suddenly everybody is an expert in GWB, its validity and viability.

Why? Because Cameron the Prime Minster, is a Tory, had that been Tony Blaire (a left-wing Tory in all but name) it would have been acceptable and even admirable “man of the people” and all that.

As it happened, DC grow up in a privilege environment and is married to a wealthy woman, those two traits as far as the left is concerned disqualify Dave form observing and comprehending what’s happening around him in the country and therefore forbids him from feeling or acting on what he felt and observed. As a Tory and a privileged one at that, anything that has to do with compassion, and caring is expected to be alien to him because its the sole reserve of those on the left of the political spectrum and those privileges and wealthy but of course not toffs who belong to the Labour Party!

The question I keep asking myself is, when are we going to have grown up politics and debate ideas before assassinating them, when are we going to put Britain and her well being first before personal gains and political vendettas, if not now in this hard times than when?

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