You may remember that some time ago Munguin signed up, under a nom de guerre (Peregrin), for information about what was going on with the Tories, on a "know thine enemy" basis.
Here's the latest epistle from Munguin's pen pal, the wildly delusional, David Cameron, who clearly now sees himself as some latter day working man's hero. How different everything must look from the window of Downing Street or a government chauffeur-driven limo, for a man born to Eton, Oxford and best of everything.
Always good for a laugh, Dave takes us on a fantasy journey here, through his policies to return Britain to Dickensian times, when the sun never set on the rich and never rose for the poor.
When we came to office in 2010, Britain was on the brink.
Our task was urgent: to rescue our economy from the mire. With that economy now
going in the right direction, we are once again on the brink - but this time,
on the brink of something special. We have a golden opportunity to renew the
idea that working people are backed in this country; to renew the promise to
those least fortunate that they will have the opportunity for a brighter
future; and to renew the ties that bind every part of our United Kingdom. We
now have the mandate to deliver that renewal. And it starts with
today's Queen's Speech: a clear programme for working people, social
justice, and bringing our country together - put simply, a One Nation Queen's
Speech from a One Nation Government.
The first task of a One Nation Government is to help all
working people have security.
And nothing is more crucial to that than
a job. A new Bill will help to create two million more jobs this Parliament.
That means there should be a job for everyone who wants one - in other words,
full employment. To help people get those jobs, we'll train them up; three
million more will start apprenticeships over the next five years. We will also
reward work by letting people keep even more of the money they earn - for the
first time putting it into law that the Minimum Wage is and always will be tax
free. That will be alongside a five-year tax lock which means there will be no
income tax, VAT or National Insurance rate rises in this Parliament.
The second big focus of this Queen's Speech is
championing social justice.
That starts with education: a decent
schooling for every child, no matter where they're from. Our school reforms in
the last Parliament were bold; one million more children are now learning in
good or outstanding schools. In this Parliament they will be bolder still:
taking over and turning into Academies not just failing schools but coasting
ones too, as part of our new Education and Adoption Bill; opening not just a
few more Free Schools, but 500 more. Of course, there is nothing that embodies
the spirit of One Nation and the cause of social justice more than our NHS,
which is there for everyone, whoever they are, regardless of their ability to
pay. So we will continue increasing spending on our health service, by at least
£8 billion a year by 2020, and make it a truly 7-day NHS.
We will also continue our welfare reforms that help people
into jobs, reducing the benefit cap further, to £23,000. Our reforms will incentivise
work - so people are always better off after a day at the office or factory
than they would have been sitting at home. That's true social justice - not
handing people benefit cheque after benefit cheque with no end in sight, but
turning workless households into working households; the misery of unemployment
into the purpose and dignity of employment; and the welfare system into a
lifeline, not a way of life.
Third, this Queen's Speech will bring every part of our
United Kingdom together.
Our legislation will make sure this recovery
reaches everyone, from the oldest industrial towns to the remotest rural
villages. Our High Speed 2 Bill will help bring our great northern cities
together in a Northern Powerhouse that rivals the biggest cities in the world.
For our different nations and regions to coexist as One
Nation, people must have more direct power over the areas in which they live.
So our Cities Devolution Bill will allow them to bid for an elected mayor, with
far more sway over planning, transport, policing and health. We will have a
Scotland Bill, a Wales Bill and a Northern Ireland Bill, and will put into
practice our promises on devolution - making Holyrood the most powerful
devolved Parliament in the world. Governing with respect means respecting the
wishes of the English too. That's why we will address the fundamental
unfairness devolution causes in England, by introducing English votes for
English laws. And the UK will have more control over its affairs, as we bring
forward proposals for a British Bill of Rights to replace the Human Rights Act.
We will also legislate to have an EU Referendum before the end of 2017, putting
the question to the British people for the first time in 40 years: the European
Union - in or out. Underpinning all of this is security. With an Extremism
Bill, an Investigatory Powers Bill and a Policing and Criminal Justice Bill, we
will keep our people safe.
That's our legislative programme. It's challenging but
doable; optimistic but realistic. It's the bold first step of a One Nation
Government - a Government for working people.
And this is the Britain
we're setting out to create: a Britain where you can get a decent job, have a
good education, buy a home of your own, have dignity when you retire, and feel
safe and secure throughout your life. In the last Parliament we laid the
foundations for that; in this Parliament we will use them to build something
special. We've now got the majority we need. With this Queen's Speech we're
going to get on and do it - for every single person in this great nation.