Friday, 20 February 2009
Scenario: 6000 Car Workers Lose their Jobs- Dead Man Walking
There was a near riot and threats of violence against Trades Union officials when 830 people lost their jobs at BMW Mini, imagine what is going to happen if 6000 lose their jobs in one go at one plant.
No wonder the hatchet faced scouser is getting in a state. People in this country are just starting to realise that the Party of the People and their paymesters have shafted them long and hard.
People are frightened and are not just going to meekly accept £58.70 jobseekers allowances a week, the Government is also frightened thats why all the Police Forces have been attending riot training since last August. The Contingency plan is in place, though the Government was getting upset that over fifty per cent of the Police Forces are not ready, and Armageddon for Labour is getting closer.
A major plant going down, will have the knock on effect of taking 50 000 suppliers jobs with it.
There is only one man who can stop this and that is Gordon Brown, it does involve the political equivalent of the revolver,brandy and library. Seriously this is now just about confidence. The Labour Party has confidence in its own leaders.
I'm a Labour member and have tried to ask LabourList to allow some free talk. Most party members (I'm in Tower Hamlets) outside Scotland think Brown is a total liability and that we risk the party being ruined at the next election. That's not even healthy for democracy, yet alone Labour. But LL just won't allow any talk about whether Brown and others in the parliamentary party are fit to lead us. Until we confront these weaknesses, we're doomed.
Face it, Cameron is a lightweight but he's able to get a 20% lead just because Brown is going didlo.
But no-one I speak to in the Labour party seriously thinks we have any chance at all in the next election (nor the one after that, unless Cameron turns out to be even worse than we fear). That's why there's so little energy around at the moment - what's the point?
Some of the bookies are now making Harriet Harman the favourite to be Labour's next leader. They or their punters clearly think her popular banker-bashing and appeals to party activists could propel the party's deputy leader into the top slot.
We asked our experts and insiders on the PHI100 whether they'd take a punt on Ms Harman becoming leader.
The big majority would keep their cash in their pocket. Nearly three quarters of the politically balanced panel reckon she's a bad bet. Less than a fifth agree with the bookies.
Left-leaning panellists are even more sceptical about her prospects than are those of the right. The Lib Dem panellists are unanimously of the view that she isn't a future Labour leader. The non-aligned panellists are a bit more inclined to take that idea seriously.
Brown is now the Political Equivalent of a Dead Man Walking, he survived last year, because a twelve year old was not upto the job, the Labour Party did not have the courage and now that their morale has collapsed, they are lining up behind either Straw or Harman.
They had better make their mind up, before 60 000 engineering workers turn up outside of number ten.