Monday, 21 November 2011

Political 'Gods'

"God grant me the courage not to give up what I think is right even though I think it is hopeless."*
Chester W. Nimitz
From PoliticsHome we learn that George Osborne believes he has the authority to state:
"I have today taken action to impose further financial restrictions against Iran......."
  • Who, exactly, gave George Osborne permission to do that on our behalf?
  • Where, exactly, was that permission requested in any manifesto from the his party, or that of the Coalition?
  • At what point - and when - was he granted permission to make a decision that may well have possible, detrimental, repercussions for the future of those he was elected to serve?
  • Who elected the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)?
  • If the FATF is "an inter-governmental body whose purpose is the development and promotion of national and international policies to combat money laundering and terrorist financing", can we see the evidence/minutes on which FATF asks/demands Osborne to take the action he has?
* That our politicians act as 'Gods', taking upon themselves all the 'divine' powers associated with such an exalted position, is the reason why I will continue to bang my head against the proverbial brickwall!


subrosa said...

Although many disagree, I think Iran is the next country in the sights of Obama and of course UK, although Obama may just hold off because of his election next year.

However, that's not to say if he wins another term that Iran will be his prime 'concern'.

TomTom said...

Who, exactly, gave George Osborne permission to do that on our behalf?

The Royal Prerogative....known in the vernacular as Executive Power

Anonymous said...

What a spooky organization FATF is WfW.

What gives these people the right to poke their noses into other people’s countries like this; why don’t the TPTB just defend their own borders – I see that the Isle of Man and Jersey are also on their list of countries to be sorted out.

But it’s oil and money again – and I agree with Subrosa – Iran’s next.

Not in my name I hasten to add.

WitteringsfromWitney said...

SR: Agree.

TT: And it is that Executive Power that needs constraining......!

BJ: New World Order.........?

TomTom said...

TT: And it is that Executive Power that needs constraining......!

Exactly what Anthony Wedgwood-Benn used to say; he who wanted to curtail The Royal Prerogative which gives the Prime Minister far too much executive power

Anonymous said...

Why can't we just start klingon the fuckers ? lfb

Lupulco said...

The reason he can do it is
a] We live in a Parliamentary Democracy.
b] We are allowed to vote for a Party once every 4 years or so, or when it is deemed benificial to call an election.
c] We then back to sleep, allowing our Political Class/Masters to carry on.
d] We moan to each other, but that is as far as it goes.
e] We are just comfortable, well fed sheep.