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Mark Steel: To call Labour ‘Stalinists’ for proposing regulation is beyond absurd – Comment – Voices – The Independent


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Some people might react to the energy companies raising prices another 8 per cent by saying, “It shouldn’t be allowed.” If you’re one of those people, you should be aware that you’re like Stalin. Because after Ed Miliband’s speech in which he said he would freeze energy prices for a while, he was attacked for being like Stalin by several Conservative politicians and newspapers. So if your neighbour says today, “Ooh those blooming gas people, we shouldn’t let them to put their ruddy prices up again”, tell her, “You murdering bastard. I know your sort, first you starved millions of peasants to death, then you signed a pact with Hitler. Well I’m not afraid to stand up to you, even if you are likely to incarcerate me in a Siberian prison, Mrs Whittaker.”

This is the history that will soon be accepted, that communism collapsed when millions of people demanded that electricity prices were doubled. Heroic citizens stood on the crumbling Berlin Wall and proclaimed, “At last we are free to vote and listen to rock music and charge thousands of pounds for turning the radiators on.”

via Mark Steel: To call Labour \’Stalinists\’ for proposing regulation is beyond absurd – Comment – Voices – The Independent.

via Mark Steel: To call Labour ‘Stalinists’ for proposing regulation is beyond absurd – Comment – Voices – The Independent.

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