Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Talking bollocks with Oliver Leftwing

Letwin has laid out the Cameron Conservative vision; in essence it is simply a rather more succinct version of the speech that myself, Jackart and The Nameless One were so utterly unimpressed with.
First, a shift from an econocentric paradigm to a sociocentric paradigm. Secondly, a shift in the theory of the State from a provision-based paradigm to a framework-based paradigm.

Like the speech that we listened to, it is heavy on rhetoric and rather light on concrete substance; a bit like Cameron himself, really.
To win a battle of ideas is always a hard task. But having an idea is certainly a good starting point.

Yeah, but an idea is not enough, Ollie; you need to be able to tell people who you intend to achieve these, really rather nebulous, "paradigm-shifts" and "intuitions".

You need to actually have decent concrete ideas that can be backed up by hard evidence, do you see? And you lost any confidence that I may have had in you when you essentially dismissed my well-researched reply to your fatuous three reasons for remaining in the EU with the following devastating riposte.
I am sorry that you and I do not agree about this matter - but I fear that we shall have to agree to differ.

Ollie, our membership of the EU is about economics, politics and sociology; it's not a question of fucking faith, you twat. We aren't discussing an unprovable issue, like whether or not a god exists.

Given Ollie's inability to discuss or provide justification for his position on such a relatively simple aspect of a fairly concrete issue, how useful do you think the Tory policies are likely to be in bringing this rather wishy-washy (and complicated to implement) philosophy to practical fruition?

I'm not holding my breath...

6 comments:

Roger Thornhill said...

"from provision-based paradigm to a framework-based paradigm"

Oh, from a State monopoly to a State-commissioned private monopoly more like, i.e. pure NewLabour. More inefficient, more corrupt.

Alan Douglas said...

Good heavens, so those words actually MEANT something ?

Alan Douglas

GCooper said...

It might be a start if Leftwing learned to speak English.

It's babble. Just babble.

AntiCitizenOne said...

Most people who use the word "paradigm" couldn't specify or design their way out of a paper bag.

Time to worry.

Mind you I quite like a concept I came up with and named "Citizen Oriented Government" COG. It sees thestate as a "base class" provider which individuals can over-ride by opting out of state systems.

chris said...

Some of the ideas in there are not that bad. He just buried them under haft a tonne of post-modern bullshit.

Roger Thornhill said...

I managed to find my own special "track changes on screen" button for the BBC story of Ollie Letwind's recent puff.

He was ribbed in PMQs today as well. It is a shame how someone "almost too clever" has been passed the Kameron Kool-Aid (raspberry flavour) and imbibed. His brain seems to have shrunk Alice-like.

One day he will find out what has happened and complain to Cameron, who will likely chuckle "eat me".