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Friday, December 30, 2011

The UK "Conservative" Nanny State

"Conservative" Prime Minister Cameron favors the Big Brother Nanny State.  

A "Conservative" Big Brother in the United Kingdom
  • Government ordered price controls on alcohol
  • An outright ban on the making of certain types of alcohol
  • Increased taxes of an extra £700 million a year on alcohol
  • The "extra" taxes would go to support Socialized Medicine

By Gary;

One of the great jokes in the politics of the last 75 years is the use of the word "Conservative" in politics.  The word Conservative is used to distinguish what is really the Moderate Marxist faction in politics from the full-throated, red flag waving Marxist faction.

No matter which side wins an election the nothing really changes.  The Nanny State, the growth of Big Brother and the Marxist re-distribution of wealth marches on and on.  At election time the only change that happens is which group of crew members gets to run the great ship Big Brother.

An excellent example is Britain's Conservative Party Prime Minister David Cameron's plans for a government ordered increase in the price of alcohol.  Yet another "Big Brother" policy that would penalize moderate, middle-class drinkers using the phony lies of living a more healthy lifestyle.

Christopher Chope, a Conservative MP, said the Government should not be trying to "interfere in a perfectly legal activity", reports the UK Telegraph.
"I don't think it will actually sort out problem drinking at all," he said. "The government shouldn't be trying to say some consumption is good and some is bad. It's another example of a Big Brother policy."

"I believe in the free market and I don't believe in the nanny state," said Philip Davies a Conservative backbencher MP.  "When families are struggling to survive at the moment with their bills the last thing they need is the Government interfering with the cost of alcohol."

The proposals would ban the sale of alcohol below 45p a unit, or bring in a more sophisticated system of taxes based on the number of alcohol units contained in the drink.

The Nanny State changes would cost drinkers an estimated extra £700 million a year, with any extra tax revenue potentially going to the National Health Service.

The Coalition has already banned supermarkets from selling alcohol at a loss and introduced higher taxes for super-strength beers and ciders.

Conservatism  -  The right type of Socialism for you.

(UK Telegraph)

Never fear.  The Nanny State will protect us from having to live our lives.

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