Is the ruling coalition totally out of touch with the British population?

Cameron's advisor and Tory Peer Lord Young claimed recently that "Britain had never had it so good" this is inspite of the worst economic recession since the early 1970s - does this contribute to the impression that the ruling coalition is run by toffs totally out of touch with the British population ?

Asked By: Arthur W - 11/21/2010
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I think he made a fair comment. I don't mean any disrespect to those who've been made redundant and are struggling to find jobs and pay the bills but the modern generation has life pretty good. Just look how many people own the latest mobile phones, the mount of music they can afford to purchase on iTunes, the... More
Answered By: Jason - 11/21/2010
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jason i would agree with you but the fact is he said the poor had never had it so good, now the poor despite what you see on tv do not have the latest gadgets and clothes in fact they can barely afford food... More
Answered By: Daniel - 11/21/2010
the government have never had it so good normal rules do not apply to the elite , they can even smoke in the houses of Parliament , we cant have them nipping out for a ciggy and catching a chill can we... More
Answered By: kerry anne - 11/21/2010
Of course Lord Young is right. Compared to Thatatorship, recession under Gordon Brown, was easy going. Unemployment, liquidations and repossessions are way down on the recessions of the eighties and nineties. Benchmark interest rates are low ( 0.5%) and repayments are less than before the recession so everybody with a... More
Answered By: Vote Stevie O Jay – Silver or Peace? Peace or Silv - 11/21/2010
It will hurt the poorest in the country, Although we realise it is a world economic crisis our coalition government is using it to get rid of a lot of stale expenses. The problem is there will be a lot more people sent into the poverty trap when the wave of new redundancies and cuts come into play, home owners could... More
Answered By: Sunny Day - 11/21/2010
If you don't feel that you never had it so good, let big mama give you hug to cheer you up
Answered By: u 2 can have a body like mine - 11/21/2010
Most politicians (now days) are completely out of touch with the people. They live in luxury and don't have to cut back on their spending as normal people do & have... More
Answered By: † PRAY † - 11/21/2010
What he said was insensitive and has, surprise surprise, been used out of context. He was actually talking about people with large mortgages. It was correct he resigned, something no Labour Minister did... More
Answered By: John D - 11/21/2010
ALL governments are out of touch with reality.
Answered By: Fred Smith - 11/21/2010
labour were far out of touch more to the point of being arrogant rude and insensitive to what the people needed, they didnt need mass immigration. were a credit nation thats for sure, if being up to the eyeballs in debt for crap we can live without is having it good then maybe lord young is right. this is nothing... More
Answered By: sodding chips - 11/21/2010
They are out of touch and acting like King Canute trying to beat back a rising tide. In a democracy where we choose our government, it is crazy to think that had we known they were going to cut spending, especially benefits, and public sector jobs, they would have been elected... More
Answered By: The Circus Bearded Lady - 11/21/2010
Of course they are. The elite does not have any common sense otherwise they would live in the real world and be struggling like everyone else is. However people are fighting back and they can't cope with it, ride on power to the people!
Answered By: musicrulesok - 11/21/2010
What British Population? is there someone out there? Planet Westminster is the whole world surely?
Answered By: rogerglyn - 11/22/2010
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