I've just caught up with yesterday's PMQs. Until late 2006 I considered myself a Labour supporter, all be it a disaffected one. I then went through a stage of not being able to call myself aligned to any party. However through blogging I became more aware of the political situation in this country and decided to become a member the Conservative Party. The reason I became disillusioned and ended my life long support of the Labour Party? - Incompetence - pure and simple. I voted Labour in their last three election victories. The latter with a gnawing doubt that I was making a mistake, but I was pinning my hopes on Labour finally getting to grips with governance. You see I was brought up in Barnsley, South Yorkshire where enterprising (i.e. wear a red rosette) donkeys really can make it to Westminster.
That gnawing doubt turned into certainty and I realised I'd been a fool. I've explained all this because I want you to know that I'm not just another Tory blogger slagging Labour off just for the sake of it. I've not been turned off by the Labour party, I've been turned off by the bunch of useless sods running the country. I want a government accountable to the people. I want a government that does not ride rough shod over us. But most of all I want a government that does not believe it acts for the good of the people when the majority of those people disagree with it.
You may now be asking yourself why have I gone into my political history, when I should be talking about yesterday's PMQs. Well the answer to that is evident when you click on the video link that I'll be adding at the bottom of this post. For those of you that can't work it out or are struggling to join the growing numbers who have managed to prise off their rose tinted spectacles, let me explain. When Gordon Brown is asked a question, ask yourself if he answered it to your satisfaction. When he comes out with a load of waffle about crime, the military and health, ask yourself if you believe him. I do not. In fact I am now certain that the default position for most Labour ministers is to come out lying.
Listen to the FACTS and figures quoted by Cameron and Clegg and then carefully compare those to Brown's answers. Look for the twisted word the spun figure. One example is that when Clegg asks Brown about all the Apache helicopters laying dormant, Brown says he's ordered more. Why? Why order more when we have a load sat around doing nothing when they should be providing air support to our troops?
Watch and please really listen by clicking HERE.