What really depressed me about Cameron’s speech

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One thing really depressed me more than anythiong about Cameron's speech. It was this:

Because the truth is this. We are in a global race today. And that means an hour of reckoning for countries like ours. Sink or swim. Do or decline.

What does that say?

First, that we have no choice. That's wrong.

Second, that we have to obey markets. We don't. They're our servant.

Third, that where tax havens lead on tax, regulation and secrecy we must follow - because it is they who are driving this race. That's not true. We must beat them.

Fourth, it's that the destination is the bottom - because that's what this is a race towards. What an appalling goal.

Fifth, it's that national values don't matter. They do.

Sixth, that it's only GDP and so called wealth creation that matters - which is why we got into the mess of 2008 in the first place.

Seventh, that in that case other matters of some importance can be ignored - so goodbye the environment - it must be sacrificed to winning.

Eighth, that winning is all. How narrow minded when we live communally - and society matters most.

I could go on, and on. You get my drift.  The man's philosophy is bankrupt.

And as he proves yet again - he is indeed a cowardly politician - one who dare only say his job is to get out of the way whilst global capital tears all we value to shreds.

PS there was lots more I hated about the speech, but that will do.