Sunday, 24 August 2008
Freer Gets Tough On Toffs
Cementing his Brownite credentials, Council Leader Mike Freer has used his blog on the Barnet Times to launch an astonishing attack on those he describes as armchair critics “cosseted by family money.”
I can’t imagine that David Cameron or Shadow Chancellor George Osborne will be pleased to read that, given their backgrounds. Nor Mayor of London BoJo who has just given Cllr Freer a cushy job with a juicy allowance attached.
Cllr Freer wants to be the Tory MP for Margaret Thatcher's old constituency. In an interview some years ago, Lady T said that she wanted a state “in which people own houses, shares and have a stake in society, and in which they have wealth to pass on to future generations.”
When Tony Blair became Leader of the Opposition, he realised that Labour would never be elected if it continued to demonise and punish the hard working wealth creators whose taxes fuelled the economy. Hence New Labour was born.
Mike Freer seems to be stuck in a 1970s Socialist time warp. As someone who is totally dependent on the taxes paid by us to fund his lifestyle, he would be well advised in future to remember the old adage of engaging brain before opening mouth.
If you do make it to Westminster Mike, I hope you enjoy the back benches.
(P.S. Thank you Michael H for pointing out the minor error in the first draft of this posting)