The Tory Conference, the politics of psychobabble: it’s batshit telementalism and mystification

13 Oct

Politics and Insights

650Oh come all ye faithful

The Conservative conference was a masterpiece of stapled together soundbites and meaninglessglittering generalities. And intentional mystification.Cameron claims that he is going to address “social problems”, for example, but wouldn’t you think that he would have done so over the past five years, rather than busying himselfcreating them? Under Cameron’s government, we have become the most unequal country in the European Union, even the US, home of the founding fathers of neoliberalism, is less divided by wealth and income, than the UK.

I’m also wondering how tripling university tuition fees and reintroducing banding in classrooms can possibly indicate a party genuinely interested in extending equal opportunities.

“Champions of social justice and opportunities”? Must have been a typo in the transcript: it’s not champions but chancers.

Cameron also claims that the Conservatives are the “party for workers”, and of…

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