In order to illustrate why the title of this post is true allow me to take you on a quick trip round the blogosphere (and do please follow all the links in the posts!).
Richard North, EU Referendum, highlights an article in the Mail which reports that the cost of Smart Meters, originally with an estimated 'roll-out' cost of £9billion will now cost £11.3billion. Reason? Ministerial incompetence.
England Expects posts on the fact that Mary Honeyball, MEP, publicly states that the EU has competence over only a limited range of issues – agriculture, fishing, some environment and some justice and home affairs, some trade and some industrial aid policy. This is a downright lie and an attempt to hide the truth as Mary Honeyball only has to read Articles 3-6 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) to know that there is damn all areas of law-making that the EU does not have the power to decide!
Calling England believes that there's something nasty going on behind the scenes but the only thing that's clear at the moment is that we're the patsies - and who can blame her? On the question of the agreement to the bail-out (Osborne vs Darling vs Greening) someone is not telling the truth and we the people have a right to know exactly what the facts are.
Dick Puddlecote posts on the problems he has with his children's education and the fact that he has to instill in them the basics. So if the education system is not delivering the core requirements and parents are having to fill that gap, just what the hell are we paying taxes for?
The Boiling Frog posts on a letter received about the 'digital switchover' and on which the back of the envelope only contains two EU languages, the rest being in what looks like Arabic, and other languages written in hieroglyphics.
The Purple Scorpion links to Inspector Gadget who points out that if the 'front line' was a million strong, what would be the point with - in his words - p/poor sentencing.
What that short trip round part of the blogosphere shows us is that we have incompetent politicians; we have lying politicians; we have an education system that we are able to
Reid read as 'not fit for purpose'; we have our national broadcaster spending money on a totally unnnecessary piece of equality; we have a serving policeman showing us that our justice system is a joke - and still the Great British Public would appear to not care less, or even have the slightest idea, as to what is happening under their noses!
Point to ponder: At the moment we have a situation where various opposition projects are being planned and which, on their own, will have limited impact. For example we recently had a demonstration planned against the Census (which came to nothing); we have a march planned 'for the cuts'; and word reaches me that VColumn are attempting to organise a demonstration later this year. What we have here is a 'fractured' opposition and it needs to be co-ordinated.
Any ideas, anyone? Either reply in the comments or alternatively email me through my blog.
Just thinking aloud, you understand..........