Tuesday, 2 November 2010

"Irresponsible fear-mongering"

Now that the coalition has in a single day attacked Shelter and the Local Government Association (whose Chair is a Tory peer) for scaremongering and accused Boris Johnston of offensiveness (oh wait, I would say that's true as a general rule)  perhaps it is now the turn of the Methodists, the United Reformed Church and the Baptists.  No doubt they are smearing George Osbourne in a distasteful way.

At some point the Coalition is going to have to wake up to the fact that when someone disagrees with what you are doing it can be because you are doing something disagreeable.  And not all opposition is irresponsible.

In fact the real scaremongers are those who do scary things.  The coalition is doing things that that would make any reasonable person afraid for what might happen if you were to get ill, or unemployed or just old and frail.