Yvette Cooper, Immigration and Honesty
I suppose I should have some sympathy for someone married to Ed Balls.
But after what I heard from Yvette Cooper this morning on Radio 4 I don't know which of the two I regard as the more dishonest or duplicitous.
Perhaps I should reserve my sympathy for Ed Milliband. After all, he only knifed his brother in the back. He didn't sell the whole country down the river like these other two.
There are some suppressed reports on immigration which are about to hit the fan. They concern the uncontrolled immigration policy that was quietly engineered by the Labour party during the last decade.
The findings in these reports are damning. see Here and Here.
If you think this was down simply to Labours incompetence rather than a deliberate half-cocked policy then perhaps you should read these too Here and Here
So what did Yvette have to say about these reports this morning on radio 4?
Well, after many weasel words about the enormous immigration she and her colleagues presided over, she did actually mumble the word "sorry". Although rather disgustingly she first tried to blame it all on the Poles.
Maybe too many Poles did come here all at once. But at least they usually work also generally try and fit in.
Unlike some of the others, copiously reported on in these suppressed government reports and who Yvette Cooper so scrupulously avoided mentioning.
I suppose a mumbled "sorry" is at least a start. Coupled with her better (or worse?) half and his half baked apology for ruining the economy then I suppose the Labour party can congratulate themselves on glossing over two areas of their arrogance and incompetence.
Lets see....that only leaves
Lack of helicopters for Afghanistan
Attempted regional dismemberment of England
Cosying up to the Banks
Destroying UK industry
Reducing state education to a constantly changing shambles
Imposing bogus and ridiculous targets on the NHS
A half baked and very dangerous energy policy
Supporting a vast range of gangsters and dictators world-wide (including Gaddaffi)
More wars than any previous government since WWII
The Barnett Formula
Being George Bush's lapdog
Oh I'm bored now. Make your own bloody list. There is just too much to choose from.
As for Yvette Cooper and Ed Balls, they obviously deserve each other.