Losing the argument, Ctd

The similarities are immense between the problems that Britain faces after 13 years of Labour rule and the 9 years of Labour rule here. Nowhere is it more apparent than the linkage between the teachers unions and the Labour party:

Likewise, schools. Stephen Twigg, the shadow education secretary, has to move very carefully because teachers comprise (I am told by party insiders) roughly half of the Labour Party membership. But my reading of his public pronouncements suggests that he is in favour of Michael Gove’s massive programme of education reform. Gove is the first post-war education secretary to challenge effectively the power of the teaching unions – and move against an educational establishment that is constitutionally opposed to excellence and high standards. Amazingly, he seems to be bringing the Labour Party with him.

And so too do we have the battles in education. The Labour party aided and abetted by their partners in crime the NZEI and the NZPF opposed every minor change in education as if their very lives depended upon it. national stood strong and needs to continue to stand strong in the face of a union dominated Labour party softened by liberal elites.

But we must be vigilant:

A sea change is at work. In practically every area of British public life – state spending, the economy, education, welfare, the European Union (where Ed Miliband refused to condemn Cameron’s pre-Christmas veto), mass immigration, law and order – Conservatives are winning the argument and taking policy in their direction.

Again and again the liberal Left, such a dominant force until very recently, is in retreat, abandoning long-held dogmas and very painfully admitting that Conservatives have been right on the greatest moral, social and political issues of our age.

Those who doubt this might care to study Blair’s compulsively readable autobiography, A Journey, which tells the story of how a naive young socialist gradually turned into a Conservative in all but name.

Helen Clark is unlikely to ever embrace conservativism, but David Shearer might. The problem he faces is being axed byt the very liberal elites who seek to protect that which they won.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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