"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."

Friday, 12 March 2010

A Rant

Unsurprisingly, I suppose, there will be no charges against Uddin - not because she didn't cheat and thieve but because the Rules (you know, those bendy twisty things so beloved of MPs) are "so vague."
"No peer is likely to face charges for fraudulently claiming the allowance after a senior parliamentary official ruled that their “main house” might be a place they visit only once a month.  Keir Starmer, the Director of Public Prosecutions, said that there was a “very real difficulty” in interpreting the definition of “only or main” residence for peers. "
This must stop.  They make their own rules with so many loopholes that they're impossible to enforce.  They are not to be trusted.  They think we're muppets - no, scratch that, they don't even think about us at all.

If those Peers and MPs who've been named and shamed had an ounce of integrity between them they would have resigned and stood down immediately.  But no, they cling to power and their gold-plated pensions and "removal costs".   This woman and those like her who are not standing down, will continue to foul both Houses with their presence and continue to make legislation for the rest of us.

The British people have been cheated in so many ways over the past decades and this is only one more example.  I just keep holding my breath waiting for one of them to do the decent and honourable thing but I can barely breathe now.

Do we concede that a Hung Parliament is a threat to our economic stability (as pushed on us daily by the msm) and vote Conservative or do we say 'sod the lot of you' and run the risk of getting Brown and Labour back again?  Due to the way the govt has changed electoral boundaries and because of the already in-built bias against the Conservatives Cameron needs to win far more votes than Brown in order to form a majority government.  Even if we do have a majority Cons.govt, will it turn out to be what we hope for; what the country needs?  (Don't answer!)  I'm no good with statistics and numbers - check out Political Betting which seems to be a reliable indicator.  There has to be a way to get rid of these spivs via the first past the post system.

All I can fall back on is that each and every voter should scrutinize and question every Candidate - including the sitting MPs - but I can't see that happening.  If we all banded together it would work but it's hard to get the message across to some people.  Let's not forget that blogging can become rather incestuous - on the whole we're like-minded people speaking to the already-converted.

It's a total sham - the govt doesn't know what to do so brings in 'advisors' (and pay them handsomely with taxpayer's money); advisors create teams of more advisors who make reports and recommendations to the government who then instigate them and consign the rest of us to live under it's legislation and rules while they have opt-outs.  At some point we have to stand up and tell them it isn't good enough - but, if voting doesn't work, what will?  I've joked before that my hip probably can't jump many barricades but, by God, I wouldn't let that stop me if push came to shove.  I could weep at the state of British Parliamentary democracy sometimes.

I haven't even mentioned the EU - just remember that power and idealism is a toxic mix.  Anyone speak Italian?

A spot the difference competition:  Above and beyond


  1. Given that she does not face deselection or the ballot box, what can be done to rid the world of this disgusting woman?

    Fake 'baroness' Urdu, do yourself a favour, show some humility, resign your undeserved and shameful peerage, devote ythe rest of your sorry life to good works among the poor and in this way you might find some measure of forgiveness.

  2. She won't be going anywhere soon, Banned. She and others like her won't get the message until they feel the boot of the people up their backsides. So much for Blair, Brown and the Labour Party - shame on them all.


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