Several papers are reporting on the speech the Prime
Minister will make today at an event hosted by the Specialist
Schools and Academies Trust in London.
The doublethink and apparent ignorance is quite staggering.
Times reports that, "The Prime Minister will
declare that he wants Britain to become upwardly mobile
once again. He will also announce details of a scheme
in which poor parents will receive £200 if they ensure
that their children get basic medical attention."
"Mr Brown, a notorious workaholic, is expected
to tell an event hosted by the Specialist Schools and
Academies Trust in London that parents must want their
children to do better than they did themselves but that
this “cannot be achieved without people themselves adopting
the work ethic, the learning ethic and aiming high ...
We must set a national priority to aggressively and
relentlessly develop the potential of the British people”.
Will he say how and why Labour has set up a vast benefit-dependent
"Mr Brown will talk about close friends who might
have gone in to apprenticeships or to university but
missed out because the opportunities were not available."
"He is expected to say: “The abiding reason for
my interest in public service is that I want their children
and their grandchildren to have all the chances that
were not available to my school friends.”
"Britain is to pilot a US-style scheme in which
parents who take their under-fives for check-ups or
vaccinations at a local children's centre will receive
a cash payment. It is part of a £125 million scheme
over three years, announced in the last Budget, to alleviate
"The services that trigger payment could include
health screenings and routine injections. “Giving people
a one-off grant can be an incentive for people in deprived
areas to make better use of kids clubs, children's centres
and healthcare services,” an aide to Mr Brown said."
Is his concern alleviating poverty - no mention of
the properly-paid jobs or strengthening families which
would achieve this - or to get more people into the
Is this a stunt to have more children vaccinated when
the safety is increasingly uncertain?
Mercury-based preservatives in vaccines have been an
issue for years and a possible cause of the huge increase
Autistic Society reminds us that, "There is
no doubt that the heavy metal mercury (Hg) is one of
the most toxic substances on earth."
Other preservatives are replacing the mercury in some
vaccines amid autism
fears, but there is still a cocktail of unpleasant
ingredients in vaccines, including other heavy metals,
sorbitol, monkey kidney cells, rhesus monkey fetal lung
cells and human diploid cells from aborted fetal tissue.
The Times continues, "The scheme is part of Mr
Brown's attempts to tackle systemic inequality in Britain.
He will add: “In education, the family you are born
into is still the best predictor of the exam results
you achieve. In employment, millions of adults still
do not have the skills they need to make progress in
their working lives. In health, the place where you
were born still determines how long you will live. And
in housing, your parents' wealth still makes a great
difference to your chances of getting on the housing
Unbelievable! Are we seriously meant to believe that
after eleven years of a Labour government, the PM is
suddenly concerned about inequality when the Institute
for Fiscal Studies (IFS) said
recently that income inequality is "at a level higher
than that which Labour inherited and equal to its highest
level seen since the start of a consistent time series
"In education, the family you are born into is
still the best predictor of the exam results you achieve."
That is because strong families produce strong, intelligent
individuals and for the very same reason Labour
"In employment, millions of adults still do not
have the skills they need to make progress in their
This from a regime intent on sending more and more
people to further education. The result: millions of
adults remain untrained for the real world and the most
basic and valuable jobs like doctors, dentists and tradesmen
like plumbers have to be 'imported'.
"In housing, your parents' wealth still makes
a great difference to your chances of getting on the
What does he expect with average house prices in many
areas over £200,000?
All the problems he will talk about are problems his
government and preceding ones have created!
Surely the time must come soon when this Government
will have absolutely no credibility left whatsoever,
even among its staunchest supporters.