It’s all their fault...

I WAS greatly enlightened by the letter from Colin Hall on January 22. He blames the Tories for the financial crisis that is being experienced in York and in the Country generally. Many people foolishly blame it on Labour or possibly even on the global banking meltdown. How silly.

But now it is all clear to me. The Tories are responsible. They encouraged Gordon Brown to overspend, on everything from the Civil Service to benefits. They told the Bankers to take advantage of the lax controls in force (which they drew up and forced the then Government to implement) and many, many other policy catastrophes that I thought the last administration were responsible for. Following the logic through, I think that the Tories are also responsible for the recent cold weather, the chaos in the Middle East, the re-election of Putin, the extinction of the dinosaurs and the war in Afghanistan.

They also stole all the cash that was left when they took office, and then forged a note from Liam Byrne saying “I’m afraid there is no money”. All of these accusations are as logical and well thought out as the original one put forward by Mr Hall.

Gideon Visser, Stonegrave, York.

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1:08pm Tue 29 Jan 13

Buzz Light-year says...

Actually, if you read comments on these pages you'll see that James Alexander is to blame for all that.
Actually, if you read comments on these pages you'll see that James Alexander is to blame for all that. Buzz Light-year

1:24pm Tue 29 Jan 13

Matt_S says...

This letter is actually closer to the truth that it probably realises. The Tories did indeed support Labour's amount of spending. See George Osborne in his own words:

http://www.youtube.c
om/watch?v=bR_hfQU-4
r0

And the Tories are the party of deregulation; as far as I'm aware, they were all for banks self-regulating, and thus did not press the previous Labour government to make changes.
This letter is actually closer to the truth that it probably realises. The Tories did indeed support Labour's amount of spending. See George Osborne in his own words: http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=bR_hfQU-4 r0 And the Tories are the party of deregulation; as far as I'm aware, they were all for banks self-regulating, and thus did not press the previous Labour government to make changes. Matt_S

2:02pm Tue 29 Jan 13

Micklegate says...

Buzz Light-year wrote:
Actually, if you read comments on these pages you'll see that James Alexander is to blame for all that.
If only, comments in any way criticising James Alexander have not been allowed for months.

P.S. For what it's worth I don't hold him entirely responsible for the dinosaurs becoming extinct
[quote][p][bold]Buzz Light-year[/bold] wrote: Actually, if you read comments on these pages you'll see that James Alexander is to blame for all that.[/p][/quote]If only, comments in any way criticising James Alexander have not been allowed for months. P.S. For what it's worth I don't hold him entirely responsible for the dinosaurs becoming extinct Micklegate

3:51pm Tue 29 Jan 13

perplexed says...

To err is to be human. To blame it on someone else is politics!
To err is to be human. To blame it on someone else is politics! perplexed

7:11pm Tue 29 Jan 13

Scarlet Pimpernel says...

Silly letter by a silly person with a silly name !!!
Silly letter by a silly person with a silly name !!! Scarlet Pimpernel

7:17pm Tue 29 Jan 13

Scarlet Pimpernel says...

The letter writer is typical of many Labour supporters and of most Labour politicians - they can't discern the difference between fact and fiction or between lies and the truth.

Never believe what they say, and never trust them.
The letter writer is typical of many Labour supporters and of most Labour politicians - they can't discern the difference between fact and fiction or between lies and the truth. Never believe what they say, and never trust them. Scarlet Pimpernel

8:30pm Tue 29 Jan 13

Buzz Light-year says...

Scarlet Pimpernel wrote:
The letter writer is typical of many Labour supporters and of most Labour politicians - they can't discern the difference between fact and fiction or between lies and the truth. Never believe what they say, and never trust them.
Um... maybe you should read the letter again.

Maybe the letter writer needs to do as Mike Usherwood suggests and sign a different name to indicate when he is being serious or tongue in cheek.

Are times really so hard that no-one can see the joke these days?

Just an observation dude, no offence, no trolling, none of that but your lack of humour is matched by your rabid partisan bleating.

Learn to discern. Wow, that rhymes and everything.
[quote][p][bold]Scarlet Pimpernel[/bold] wrote: The letter writer is typical of many Labour supporters and of most Labour politicians - they can't discern the difference between fact and fiction or between lies and the truth. Never believe what they say, and never trust them.[/p][/quote]Um... maybe you should read the letter again. Maybe the letter writer needs to do as Mike Usherwood suggests and sign a different name to indicate when he is being serious or tongue in cheek. Are times really so hard that no-one can see the joke these days? Just an observation dude, no offence, no trolling, none of that but your lack of humour is matched by your rabid partisan bleating. Learn to discern. Wow, that rhymes and everything. Buzz Light-year

9:04pm Tue 29 Jan 13

PKH says...

Matt_S wrote:
This letter is actually closer to the truth that it probably realises. The Tories did indeed support Labour's amount of spending. See George Osborne in his own words:

http://www.youtube.c

om/watch?v=bR_hfQU-4

r0

And the Tories are the party of deregulation; as far as I'm aware, they were all for banks self-regulating, and thus did not press the previous Labour government to make changes.
The Tories complained that the banks were over regulated under Labour until the banking crisis, then surprise surprise they changed their tune.
[quote][p][bold]Matt_S[/bold] wrote: This letter is actually closer to the truth that it probably realises. The Tories did indeed support Labour's amount of spending. See George Osborne in his own words: http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=bR_hfQU-4 r0 And the Tories are the party of deregulation; as far as I'm aware, they were all for banks self-regulating, and thus did not press the previous Labour government to make changes.[/p][/quote]The Tories complained that the banks were over regulated under Labour until the banking crisis, then surprise surprise they changed their tune. PKH

10:02pm Tue 29 Jan 13

Scarlet Pimpernel says...

Scarlet Pimpernel wrote:
Silly letter by a silly person with a silly name !!!
My apologies. I didn't read the full letter. What a plonker I am - far sillier than Mr Vissers wonderful name ;-)

I'm another one who has changed his tune, but, as least I apologise for my mistakes ;-)

Thanks Buzz for pointing out my faux pas.
[quote][p][bold]Scarlet Pimpernel[/bold] wrote: Silly letter by a silly person with a silly name !!![/p][/quote]My apologies. I didn't read the full letter. What a plonker I am - far sillier than Mr Vissers wonderful name ;-) I'm another one who has changed his tune, but, as least I apologise for my mistakes ;-) Thanks Buzz for pointing out my faux pas. Scarlet Pimpernel

11:53pm Tue 29 Jan 13

andyjon12 says...

with a name like Gideon I am not surprised by your right- wing half witted ****!
with a name like Gideon I am not surprised by your right- wing half witted ****! andyjon12

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