07 November 2011

A Class Enemy and a Pet Peeve

The Indy reports that Ed Miliband has accused David Cameron of defending the interests of Britain's top one per cent and claims the Prime Minister is incapable of standing up for the remaining 99 per cent.

In an interview with The Independent, Miliband  declared: "The social exclusion of those at the top is as much of a problem for our society in this era as the social exclusion of those at the bottom of society... David Cameron really is doing a terrific job of looking after the vested interests, the privileged, the powerful and the wealthiest one per cent. It's the other 99 per cent who feel desperately let down." He added: "David Cameron doesn't get it. It is not in his DNA. It is not what drives him in his politics. Working for a more responsible, fairer capitalism is not what gets him up in the morning. Even he would be hard pressed to claim it was his raison d'etre."

Miliband does not spring any real surprise on us. I doubt anyone was taken in by Cameron's hug a hoodie shite after he became Tory leader. Cameron does not give  shit for the 99%, never has and never will.

On thing that really gets my goat though is Miliband using the abbreviation of Deoxyribonucleic Acid the way he did. Most management technobabble irritates me slightly, some irritates me a lot. DNA in this context annoys me.

On the other hand Cameron, being a Tory of his stripe (not the old fashioned "One-Nation" Tory) Perhaps he has the evil gene


Francis Sedgemore said...

The DNA reference also displays a shocking ignorance of science, presenting Miliband Minor as some kind of biological determinist. In referring to the prime minister's genetic makeup, Miliband is effectively letting him off the hook.

The Tories are they way they are because they choose to be so.

jams o donnell said...

I thnk it is the initiation rites and the large ingestion of baby's blood

susan said...

I guess it's not so amazing how many leaders of western governments are similar in this way.

jams o donnell said...

I suppose the scum rises to the top Susan!