Monday, 24 October 2011

That vote

As expected our MPs have voted to deny us a vote. Thirty-six years and still waiting. 483 shits outvoted 111 MPs who showed they have some principles to guide them. But now we’ve slipped a little further down the authoritarian slope.

MPs are supposed to be Members of Parliament, but when party membership comes first, then there are no real Members of Parliament, only Members of Party.

Parties are destroying the tattered remnants of our faltering democracy and collusion between them just hastens the process. What we hope to bequeath to our grandchildren I don’t know, but it doesn’t look like much on today’s dismal showing.

Of course, even if we had a referendum on EU membership, the barrage of lies and propaganda may well swing it in favour of staying in. It may even make things worse in that case, may be seen as a green light to involve us in all kinds of nonsense. Who can tell how things will turn out once people lose the ability to think clearly?


Sam Vega said...

"Who can tell how things will turn out once people lose the ability to think clearly?"

Well, the specific details elude us, but I think we can all agree that the simplistic answer is "badly". You are absolutely right, and I fear things are going to get worse from here on in.

A K Haart said...

SV - I agree - difficult to be optimistic.

rogerh said...

Well I suppose they could form a Tory Tea Party and we can laugh as they sink below La Manche.

Cameron has far more serious problems - some reasonably sane folk reckon the Euro will implode within two years. Whether in or out the fallout will not be pretty . Meanwhile he has growth to stimulate and no sign of the necessary cojones. My advice - concrete over the entire SouthEast from the Circle Line to the coast and call it a Free Enterprise Zone.

A K Haart said...

rogerh - I agree. You should start a blog.