"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Thursday, 4 February 2010

A Very Cross Post

Okay, niceties out of the way and I thank God I still have the i/net connection.

Since I can personally do nothing more than wait on events at the moment, I watched our very own Highlighted Hattie respond to questions this morning.  Her bravado is abso-f@cking-lutely incredible - you have to admire her capacity for denying the obvious and defending the crass.

Back in vogue, just in time for the GE, are vulgar, black plastic nuggets of necklaces, slung around necks  (worn by Hattie, one of the back-to-her-roots Eagles - Angela/Maria? - and a headless woman in a pale blue suit seated behind Hats) though not so becoming as hemp.  There's something about Labour wimmin that is so 'right-on', so bloody righteous that makes me want to fish-slap them with half a pound of Cod, if only I could afford it.

Stephen Timms, a Treasury Minister, sat po-faced and down-in-the-mouth to Hat's left.  Timms is a piece of work, make no mistake.  He's always available when others aren't and he's always willing to sell his soul to promote the government.  McNulty is another one who has a voice I can  bear no longer.  The worst thing is it's not going to get better in the run-up to the election.

As for Brown and his 'let's change the voting system' to restore transparency and faith in Parliamentary Democracy... Right, so a system which did well for this country until you lot showed up and enabled you to skew boundary changes is now to be changed because it looks like you might lose the next GE.  Boo-bloody-hoo.  Live by spin - die  by spin you  xxxxxxxx numpties.  It was all very feisty and rowdy yet all very light-hearted and jovial.  Strange.

Bumptious Bercow seems almost to epitomise the attitude of Parliament towards the people.  He addresses MPs and Rt.HonMembers much as government speaks to us.  Patronising, condescending but without the budget to air adverts on what we should and should not do.

I really object to paying taxes to a government which in turn spends it on media ads and programmes telling me what to do.  It seems I can't turn on the radio these days without hearing the government, or a government-funded charity, admonishing me.

I suppose it's not very surprising really given that we're not the people who matter. The fact is, we are individuals, we are people, we should be putting our boots down on the streets of Whitehall - yet we don't - we're too English. We're steeped in a culture of appeasement: a culture of make do and be merry, have a cup of tea.

2 comments:

  1. "There's something about Labour wimmin"

    Not just the "wimmin" GV. We absolutely must destroy Labour as a warning to the others. Any vote that fails to achieve that goal is a vote for slavery.

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  2. Agreed OR - all these polls showing the risk of a hung parliament are worrying. After what they've done the last thing we need is the remnants of the Labour Party still having a say in the running of the country. On the other hand tptb would like nothing more than to keep the status quo of the lib/lab/con - they don't want to see UKIP/Libertarians/BNP/Independents in Westminster.

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