Monday, 16 March 2009
The Jurys Out
Politics without Parties ??
Whats that about then ? Its bad enough that the 646 sit in Parliament feathering their nests at our expense, but a former Tory is now proposing that they also sit there making it up as the go along as well. If you vote for an MP you have a fairly good idea of the platform he/she is supposed to be standing on. You pays your money and takes your choice. However the Jury team, have no ideology other than their candidates are going to be all round 'good eggs' ie celebrities.
The LPUK has a different take-
The kind of politics that Jury Team are presenting is clearly the next step in the EUropeanisation of the UK. They have pretty much destroyed our National identity, they have worked well to destroy the national will and fabric of our heritage, and now they will destroy our ability to speak out, to challenge, to defy, to oppose through government by destroying the Party Political system.
This must be part of Mandelson's Post-Democratic age, where decisions are made by the uber-mensch in Brussels salons.
One thing is for sure, the Conservatives are going to get in at the next election,then foul it up in their usual Authoritarian fashion. PR is now back on the agenda as Brown and Labour fear a wipeout in the EU elections and the subsequent general election. Its a little too late for that now, they should have thought about that 12 years ago.
The election after next is going to be the interesting one with a host of new political parties in play seeking a voice in the post two party system that has bedevilled the UK since WWII.
But I would have thought you would have to have at least some form of political belief and platform to give to the Electorate !