Posts Tagged ‘politicians’

The need for voting reform. The need for democracy.

June 2, 2015

I heard Margaret Becket – that wonderful Labour politician of old, ‘pronouncing’ on democracy, yesterday.
She was replying to some point about how we needed voting reform.
About how unfair it was that UKIP and the greens got a total of 5 million votes but only 2 MP’s between them.
She announced that we “didn’t need voting reform” – that the people had “Spoken!”
Oh no they haven’t, Ms Becket –
= She said that, in 2010, the people wanted a coalition and so they got one.
And that in 2015, they wanted the Tories and so they got them.
NO! They didn’t say that, Ms Becket – 37% of those who voted wanted the Tories – 63% of those who voted DIDN’T want the Tories.
So the people didn’t ask for what they got – the way the votes are counted gave them what the system decided!
The people DID NOT decide.
The voting system we have at the moment gives Politicians what they want – it gives them the final say.
There is no democracy in Britain – democracy only exists in Westminster.
We have a parliamentary democracy – a democracy that is, ultimately, in the control of the Politicians.

Division. Divide-and-rule.

March 8, 2015

Why are there so many “ism’s” that it is possible to be accused of?
Why are the accusers most likely to be of or around the same social standing as those whom they accuse?
I wonder who dreamt-up these outrageous distinctions.
I wonder if they are constructions of the rich and powerful.
I wonder if they are not just new, modern tactics in the divide and rule strategy that those ‘at the top’ have used since the year dot to maintain some control over their inferiors.
Why do some self-important social crusaders get so terribly aggressive in their promotion of their ideas of equality and belittle the little-people.
The politically-correct never seem to join-forces and campaign about anything that will increase my equality.
We can never all be equal.
We can never all be the same.
Because we are all unique.
It is our uniqueness that adds to our humanity.
It is our humanity that needs reinforcing – all that the ‘ism’ clan do is to drive us apart and emphasise our differences.
It is our humanity that unites us – don’t let the ‘do-gooders’ divide us!

Who is the scrounger?

August 31, 2013

So, Eddie.
You were elected to lead.
Your country needs you.
It needs you to do something.
It needs you to stop poking your finger…:
So stop poking your pathetic, thin, spindly, middle-class finger across the polished wood of that polished place in parliament.
And DO something.
Remember – you are terribly privileged.
It needs you to raise a voice – your voice
Say something with your tiny, weak, overly-polite middle-class voice.
End your silence and speak.
Raise a point of order in order to raise your point.
Assert yourself.
Take an assertiveness courses – the tax-payer will pay.
The tax-payer pays your salary – yet you do nothing.
You claim benefits – are yours being cut?
Are you facing cuts to pay for the bankers ‘mistakes’ and fiddles?
Will your children go short?
Will they go hungry or eat sandwiches instead of a cooked meal?
Will they hell.
You, Ed Miliband are a Tory.
We need OLD Labour.
We need a statesman – and all we have is you…

Socialist Eddie..!

August 31, 2013

Sit on your fence, Eddie.
Stay seated in the comfortable position of inaction.
Stay silent in case you offend someone you don’t want to offend.
Remain silent lest you make a mark in history.
The only mark you make is a skid-mark in your Y-fronts.
But do not worry – for you are rich and getting richer.
Turn over the TV when the poor and needy appear.
Turn the page on reports of nasty things.
Inure yourself.
Get used to the Tory cruelty.
It isn’t in your world, for your world is ethereal and of politics….of ideas and perfection.
Your world isn’t my world my friend.
You are a friend who I detest – but on whom I rely to change my world.
A friend I need but a friend who needs to act.
To act instead of sitting on the fence.
I know it is a nice fence – a safe fence with no nasty sharp barbed-wire.
But a fence that is safe for whom?