Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Priorities?

This blog has long maintained that the basic problem with the lack of calibre exhibited by our Members of Parliament is that the vast majority consider being elected as an MP is but the first step on a career ladder, one that holds out the possibility of personal power, perks and thereby self-gratification. This accusation has been confirmed by an article in the Daily Telegraph in which one MP has decided to give this question of promotion a little 'Mensch'. As presently we have a representative democracy, presumably it is reasonable to assume that the aim of being elected as an MP is primarily to represent one's constituents and not personal advancement.


There are some in the blogosphere who do spend time attempting to raise the matter of the deficits in our politics and democracy and it might help if the leading, self-proclaimed, blogger concentrated on serious matters rather than tittle-tattle, especially if he wishes to maintain that the 'the Guidoisation of politics is to continue apace'.


David Cameron, in his New Year message, said that the Government will tackle excess in the City with the same energy that it is clamping down on benefits cheats - perhaps Dav il Cam might like to put his own house in order first?


Just saying......................

5 comments:

Oldrightie said...

Nice one. However for all Paul Staines success he still remains a dubious character. His salivating today and his somewhat foolish alcohol useage just two indicators of a less than "super" hero. Still better he than no one!

TomTom said...

Ms Bagshawe is not being trivialised. She is simply trivial. Her background is so lightweight as to be a souffle; and she is possessed of a narcissism and self-promotional fetish worthy of her sister Tilly Bagshawe, another generator of trashy chick-lit who needs an American husband so she does not need to spend a full 12 months on this benighted island but can winter in Los Angeles.

Why they think they are modern-day Lady Dockers is unclear, but Louise Bagshawe is a magnificent nonentity well-worthy of David Cameron's undivided attention, perhaps she aspires to be his Edwina Currie ?

right_writes said...

Yes, she wonders what she has to do to get noticed and get a promotion…

Well in my last blog piece a few weeks back, I reported on the Gillian Welch concert that I had seen at the Hammersmith Apollo:

http://blogitics.org/2011/11/24/david-cameron-depression-fan-a-fruitcake-writes/

What I didn't 'mensch' was that this bimbo was sitting about three seats away from Cameron… So it's not for the want of trying.

WitteringsfromWitney said...

Or: Thanks, although his post just cried out for a little slapping.....

TT: Totally agree!

cuffleyburgers said...

WfW - you will be interested I am sure, in a very good post on Zero Hedge about psychopaths in government and finance which I think is relevant here:

http://www.zerohedge.com/contributed/psychopaths-caused-financial-crisis-%E2%80%A6-and-they-will-do-it-again-and-again-unless-they-ar

Best wishes