Sunday, 22 May 2011

Labour to inspire with national scapegoat hunt

He [Labour leader Ed Miliband] also said that the party had to admit past mistakes such as its policy on immigration.

"Eastern European immigration did place downward pressure on wages. People can argue about the extent. We were too relaxed about that," he said.


I don't know about that, but I do know that the aftermath of a little thing we called the global financial crisis placed a lot of downward pressure on wages (as well as public services and the number of people in work). Ed could have 'fessed up to New Labour being way too relaxed about rich, powerful people like Sir Fred Goodwin getting filthy rich in the financial bubble. But I guess it's easier to blame everything on some poor Romanian scraping the minimum wage down at the car wash.

First find your powerless scapegoats, then lead the charge against them - it's way easier than tackling the big issues... Let the harassment continue.