Tuesday, 2 June 2009
The Wheels Have Come Off
I thought I would never actually feel sorry for Harriet Harman, but her desperate desperate attempts on Radio 4 at lunchtime to defend the indefensible was cringeworthy.
A Darien Government that has an unelected Prime Minister, a boy Foreign Secretary who has zero international credibility, a Home Secretary that has decided to jump before she was pushed, a Chancellor caught with his fingers in the till, a business secretary that has never worked in industry and has been thrown out of the cabinet twice for dodgy practice, a Justice Minister who does not understand the meaning of the word, and a departing Speaker.
Anybody remember the phrase 'A Government of All the Talents' ?
It has taken exactly two years for the wheels to come off this Labour Government under Brown.
This is no longer a credible Government, this is what I wrote on the 22nd of January this year-
"Euthanasia of government" would be achieved through "individual moral reformation". William Godwin.
This is my favourite phrase at the moment- Euthanasia of Government- why in Gods namely are we meekly sitting around allowing these cretins to steal our money, blindly believing that if they throw enough money at the problem it will go away. The Political classes are in a blue funk, today is the thirtieth anniversary of the start of the Winter of Discontent that brought down Callaghan. Despite all of the propaganda of the intervening years, the anarchy was triggered by ordinary people taking a twenty per cent real cut in pay, whilst civil servants and Judges were getting 35% increases.
The Unions were vilified then and vilified now, but the people who supported the Unions were not mindless morons, they could see that the over regulated , micro managing Party of the People had lost control and were just rewarding their own. They had no plan and no strategy. The people of England in particular, rejected State Centralism and voted for a Radical program of Liberal Reform, it was bloody, it was divisive, but nobody wanted the return of State Centralism, whether it was run by the Unions, The Labour Party or the Butskillism of the Tories, nor do we want it now.
In Iceland yesterday the Riot Police were called to protect Parliament, the Political Classes are fearing the worst here as well. Mass unemployment is going to lead to social misery and discontent, Brown at PMQ’s yesterday just flapped around worshiping the God Obama in a blind panic, I watched the faces of those around him not Brown.
Discomfort was writ large, they know that he has lost control, he had not even told Harman he was dropping the exemption from the FOI for MP’s expenses, such was his panic.
Lastly yesterday evening we had the unedifying sight of a Conservative MP cravenly handing over constituency correspondence to a policeman squatting in his office. He should hang his head in shame and resign. If they cannot defend their own Liberty from the State they cannot protect ours. A Cromwell was the cry of the Revolutionaries as they swept towards the Bastille in 1789, we have to fight these tapsters and wastrels in a corrupt Parliament, and reduce their powers over us.
Obama quoted Jefferson in his speech, let me give you another quote from Thomas Jefferson- ....governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; that whatever form of government becomes destructive of these ends; it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it. I no longer consent to this Government, it was elected on a fraudulent electoral system that ensures minority rule of fanatics wedded to the power of the State.
Parliament no longer represents or reflects the will of the people. To quote Cromwell- In the Name of God Go. Until such time as we have a written constitution that guarantees our Liberties and an Electoral system that reflects the diversity of political thought in this country. I do not consent to be ruled by it.