Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Dim Tim Finally Gets It
Adding his voice to the opposition that faces the Tories' "welfare reforms" -- or "keeping the peasants in check", as it's unofficially known -- (http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2012/jun/25/david-cameron-sweeping-welfare-reforms ) is Dr Tim Leunig. Yes, it's nice to see that Nice But Dim Tim has spoken out on the issue. He's expressed his opposition in a piece for the Guardian's Comment is Free site (http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/jun/25/david-cameron-housing-benefit ).
Tim correctly describes the proposals as impractical. Tim knows all about impractical ideas, of course. I presume he now views his suggestion that areas like Merseyside should be deserted en masse (http://condensedthoughts.blogspot.co.uk/2008/08/tories-policy-on-liverpool-close-it.html ) by millions of northerners heading down south as, well, let's be kind here, less than feasible.
There is something else that comes to mind with Dr Leunig, namely his involvement with the Lib Dems (http://condensedthoughts.blogspot.co.uk/2008/08/leunigs-liberal-links.html ).
It's no exaggeration to say that had Clegg & his gang of opportunists not got into bed with Cameron's Tories, such proposals might never have seen the light of day. Still, if Nice But Dim Tim is ready to repent & vow to vacate that ivory tower for good, well, we can slap him on the back & welcome him into the real world.