"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."

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Our Lives In Their Hands

Sometimes, I just don't 'get it'. Why do we allow ourselves to be governed by those who put themselves forward for office on one remit but then change their perspective once they're elected?  Why haven't we learned to scrutinise them before we elect them and challenge them when they fall short?  Why are we so apathetic when they can't do the job they were elected to do?

Here are some snippets:

British withdrawal from Basra was a defeat
‘I think the biggest problem was the political problem.’
The Equality Act, 2010 comes into force this Friday so I hope we all have our CVs ready.
Firms have been warned that quizzing potential employees about their health at a job interview could lead to legal action.
I've also stumbled across the Farmers' Guardian and the news that Britain's abattoirs are facing higher inspection costs.  I wonder if that includes halal abattoirs?

Kosher abattoirs have trained slaughter-men who are rigorously inspected; the only requirement to be a halal slaughter-man is to be Muslim with a knife.   I wonder how long it can be before sheep are slaughtered in the back alleys of England to celebrate the end of Eid?

There was a general strike in Spain today and Europe's not happy.   I'm not happy that comments have been disallowed for this article in the DM.  They're getting very picky lately.

Warsi alleges electoral fraud and blames Asians.  It's embedded in the culture; get used to it.  The unelected Conservative member of the House of Lords is facing two ways on this one:
Warsi also launched an attack on the "anti-Islamic sentiment" of the British press, which she compared to the anti-semitism of the early 20th century.
Legal action against France begins  This comment caught my eye:  "let the EU understand they are there for us, and not us existing for them."  Despite the best intentions of the poster I almost choked on my soup.  It's time people really understood that the EU has never 'been there for us'.  It's a political construct put in place for 'them' and it's working very well.

The wheels of the law grind slowly: Lord Taylor denies false accounting.  Only six MPs have been charged in relation to the expenses, which is roughly three hundred too few.  I can't believe so many thieving scumbags were voted back in at the GE.

Another thing I can't believe is that Labour are now ahead of the coalition in the polls.  I can barely believe that they're still on the radar; how can people be so stupid?

Something more light-hearted (except for those who died): Grow your own - I've always resented paying shop prices for something you can grow on blotting paper.


  1. I think the fact Labour are still being taken seriously as a political party by the proles out there is in no small measure thanks to the BBC. I know they have a reputation for leaning slightly to the left but I have been shocked by their reporting in the past few weeks.

    We've had Ken the Loser on to great fanfare being celebrated as this fantastically honourable man who we should be proud to call a fellow Londoner. He tears strips out of Boris which is reported as fact with no response or even balanced reporting.

    Banana Boy moves to the back benches and the BBC is reporting a constant stream of glowing tributes as though the guy has just died and the world has lost a real political heavyweight.

    For at least 48 hours the lead strapline on BBC News was how Ed Milliband will not 'lurch to the left' or be in thrall to the unions. An outsider would be forgiven for thinking we've just had a new PM installed.

    Sorry for the rant but this sycophnatic propaganda has had me shouting at the TV recently and no one seems to care or even notice.

  2. Sorry, James, I don't know how I missed your comment.

    In the face of the media propaganda you outline it isn't surprising that people are quickly forgetting about Labour's 13yrs. I find it unbelievable too.

    Ken has his own w/end show on LBC and he's never failed to knock Boris but he shouldn't be doing it in the run-up to the mayoral elections - perhaps they'll boot him out next yr.

    At least we have the internet, for a while.

    As for that being 'a rant' - it sounded very moderate and reasoned to me :-)


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