Sunday, 6 July 2014

Tory Party Values

Sod The Needy - Help The Greedy - 
- Vote Tory
Judge people by the company they keep is not a bad maxim. It certainly applies to the nest of vipers, slime balls and downright nasties the Tory party cosy up to. The Guardian obtained details of a huge fundraising bash organised by the Tory Party. They had gone to great lengths to keep the guest list secret. No bloody wonder. 
Will Hutton writing in the Observer described the nature of the ‘guests.’
“The big money guests are people from the darker side of global capitalism, using the leverage available in the shadow banking system over the last two decades to make fortunes in property and private equity.
I could spot no great innovators or business builders. They are almost entirely populated by the new seekers of risk-free profit, congratulating themselves on their entrepreneurial acumen when in truth their skill has been to borrow aggressively as private or family-owned companies at a time of rising asset prices away from the prying eyes of public shareholders or regulators. And then to use the many unregulated and untaxed gaps in the new global economy to hide the financial results from the authorities.
Too many for my taste have toppled over the edge and are embroiled in battles with varying authorities in their former homelands for alleged fraud or tax evasion. Small wonder Central Office was so reluctant to confirm the guest lists.
Their wealth seems proof positive in their own eyes of their genius, as well as in the eyes of uncritical members of the Conservative cabinet who bait the tables at which they sit. Nor is it any surprise that in the main they should be enthusiastic libertarians impatient not only of the state but of loyalty to country. Some sponsor exclusive US-based libertarian business associations such as the Milken Institute or Concordia Summit. They perch temporarily in Britain because it has both a hyper-relaxed attitude to "wealth generation" and is a very agreeable place to live – you even get invited to Tory fundraising events. Paying taxes is optional, regulation is cursory, the chance of prosecution minimal and in any case eminently defensible by Rolls-Royce lawyers against an under-resourced Serious Fraud Office and Crown Prosecution Service.” Observer 6/7/14  (my emphasis)
This boils down to a simple powerful word: corruption. Cameron hosts regular dinners with something carefully called the ‘Leaders Club’ which is reported to have raised over £48million for the Tory party. ‘Guests’ pay at least £50,000 a year and follow a similar pattern to the creeps described above. 

Hard-working families - so beloved of Tory rhetoric - can only look on and wonder. How do these venal bastards get away with it?

Sod The Needy - Help The Greedy - Vote Tory.

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