Mar 22, 2012

Rundle: UK Coalition’s world view is through a fun-house mirror

David Cameron's coalition government has brought in a risky political budget.

Guy Rundle — Correspondent-at-large

Guy Rundle


“We want to keep Wallace and Gromit exactly where they are.”

— George Osborne, announcing a creative industries tax break in today’s (overnight Australian time) budget

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4 thoughts on “Rundle: UK Coalition’s world view is through a fun-house mirror

  1. paddy

    [We want to keep Wallace and Gromit exactly where they are.”]
    Stuff George Osborne, I’m emigrating to Ramsay street!

  2. Gavin Moodie

    I thought the Tories’ proposal a few years ago to cut probate tax was shouted down as too regressive, even for them. Has the political climate deteriorated so much?

  3. cpobke

    wow. Privatising toll roads. So, without knowing precisely what the
    danger is, would you say it’s time for the people of Britain to crack
    each other’s heads open and feast on the goo inside?

  4. AR

    ognitive dissonance – much? Bumnose claimed that the 50% rate was yielding very little, “almost nothing” so…umm… why reduce it to yield…errr… even less? It clearly wasn’t causing a rush to the exits for the non-doms and other MofU, movers & shakers, aka obscenely rich, ethics deficient, wankers.
    Let those who rail (on principle) against compulsory voting in Oz contemplate the UK where, after 2 going on 3 generations of structural U/E, too many of the lower classes simply can’t get off their obese arses to vote, else MrsT. would never have won in 1979 or 1983 or 1987 or ever – having never had a majority of votes cast, far less a majority of the electorate.
    Tony Blair MP, an anagram of “I’m tory plan B”, lauded by the Iron Lady as her greatest achievement (not little johnny minor, her clownishly inept Chancellor & successor), like Obama swept into office with a record majority (well documented as mainly new, younger voters) and proceeded to disabuse every hope, principle and tenet of even Buttskellist Labour.
    There seems to be no depths to which the Born to Rule gougers will not sink but the constant amazement is the acquiescence of those being so royally screwed.

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