Thursday, 11 June 2009

Compare and Contrast

… Already long ago, from when we sold our vote to no man, the People have abdicated our duties; for the People who once upon a time handed out military
command, high civil office, legions — everything, now restrains itself and anxiously hopes for just two things: bread and circuses

(Juvenal, Satire 10.77–8

With this from Labourlist's Gaby Toad

Parliament needs to move forward with a firm grip on the fact that British people feel disempowered and hostile towards a perceived unjust, distant and authoritarian Parliament. I’d like to see: Parliament embrace a carnival-esque atmosphere, as a vibrant, down-to-earth hub of activity, campaigns, stalls, exhibitions and protests, with free-flowing information and plentiful chances to watch and learn about Westminster’s workings

They're not going to stop shitting in our faces until we make them stop shitting in our faces, are they?


BNP guido refugee said...

I've seen mentally ill people wandering the streets naked and shitting in their hands.....and they still have a firmer grasp on reality than poor Gabby.

The Penguin said...

I'd quite like the opportunity to get into Parliament with a Smith & Wesson .457 and a goodly supply of ammunition. That would induce a carnival atmosphere!

The Penguin

Old Holborn said...

Testing stuff

Lancastrian Oik said...

Oh Jesus H. Christ on a little fucking pink tricycle- these cunts just don't get it. "I’d like to see: Parliament embrace a carnival-esque atmosphere, as a vibrant, down-to-earth hub of activity, campaigns, stalls, exhibitions and protests. . ."

I'd like to see some fucking common sense; either that or it's tar-and-feathers time.

What a fucking condescending middle-class hippy cunt.

Old Holborn said...

More testing

Chris said...

25 year old twit talks historically ignorant and politically naive gibberish. Another triumph of the Labour education system.

If you listen carefully you can hear the shade of Bagehot weeping.

no longer anonymous said...

I've met the author, he's actually quite a nice chap. Wouldn't have expected him to come up with this though!

AnonyBNP said...

OK, I know this is a little off-topic but I'd like you all to try something for me - just one little thing ?

I'd like you to read this news story from the BBC web site :

Three guilty of Kinsella murder

But now what I'd like you to do is this - imagine that the colours of both victim and assailants were reversed so that it was a black boy who was stabbd to death by 3 white youths.

Now, can anyone imagine what the press coverage of this story would have been like ?

I can. In fact, I can picture it now - I can see various C-List celebs being lined up by Pravda to 'condemn racism'(sic); I can see the parents of Stephen Lawrence and Damilola Taylor being comforted by Jonah McBroon and Call me Dave at the funeral and a host of tax-payer funded 'charities' organising publicly funded protests against 'racism' all across Britian.

However, since it was a white lad who was stabbed to death by 3 niggers the liberal elite couldn't give a fuck and try to brush it under the carpet as quickly as possible with as little fuss as possible.

And certainly no mention of the dreaded word - 'Racism' because, as we all know, only white people can be racist.

Fuck the lot of 'em !

Anonymous said...

Rather than bread & circuses, how about a govt. of Englishmen & women? Scottish, Welsh & N. Irish have have their own Parliaments/Assemblys to attend so they can fuck off out of Westminster. Let's have a PM who is not a delusionally crazed basket case & who at least has a miniscule grasp of the skills required to run a country. Let's have intelligent debate & discussion as all Parties work for the good of the country. Let's have MPs who realise that being an MP brings responsibility with it & is not an excuse to rob the voters blind. At that point I imagine more people would begin to take an interest in politics.

Brishank said...

Why are people not still kicking up a fuss about fraudulent claims by MPs and asking why they are not being prosecuted?

Are the political pundits right when they assume we, Joe Public, are so stupid that they can distract our focus by dictating the agenda away from illeagal practices by themselves?

Are we really as stupid as they think?

Anonymous said...

unfortunately,most people are.

saucepan said...

Gaby Toad? How aptly named.

black hole sunset said...

Another outburst of lefty bedsit-activist clichés. Move forward into vibrancy, and so on.

Not that is matters, in the end, Brown has already anounced his intention rig the next election, via an alliance with the LibDem Toileteers no less.

So, we can all look forward to many more speaches being delivered over a breath smelling of wine, whiskey and sperm.

Democracy in action.

Anonymous said...

bnpèr they are libertarians who did well and listened at school!
The fuckers are on a one way track with the rest of them?
They take the piss but are fuck all!

feren said...

It is not Parliament that is authoritarian, nor is it even Government. It is those people in Parliament and in Government.

They do a great disservice to the institutions of Parliament and Government by their actions. Parliament used to represent us and protect us from the State. The State used to be small, lean and knew it's limits, in part because Parliament was there to remind the State who is meant to be boss - Us.

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