Friday, May 18, 2007
BLAIR, THE WORLD BANK AND JUDAS
It looks as though Blair's ability to get the word "REFORM" on the front page of our national papers, the state broadcaster (and elsewhere) - whenever our Education/Health Public Services are mentioned - have paid off handsomely for our departing Prime Minister.
"Reform" is a World Bank key word - aka "Privatisation". I'm sure aspiring World Bankers get special 'Brownie Points' every time they manage to get the word into any political speech.
Unfortunately, our country's economy is beholden to that of the US - we are one of its satellite states in Europe. In one sense, we are 'in receivership' - and guess who the Receivers are ? Yes indeed, the US-controlled World Bank - along with the IMF & WTO.
Just like any company 'in receivership', this country has to abide by certain strict conditions - or it doesn't get the loans required. Private consultants in the public services, dismantling of the NHS, cutbacks, etc - all very familiar - especially in West Sussex. Local is Global - we're a Global Village, remember ?
Certain countries around the world have told the US-controlled World Bank to 'sod off' - or tried to do so - but not for our Tone - who has disappeared so far up the posterior of Bush it's embarrassing.
Well, if Blair gets the top job at World Bank - will he be a Judas or a Jesus ?
No guessing what I think - what about you ?
Shame on the Prime Minister of a country which claims to be independent.
It's just that the vacancy coincides, and the media are lazy...