First, I once again have to link to Richard North, EU Referendum, in which he confirms that we do, most certainly, live under a system of democratised/elective dictatorship. Where Osborne is concerned we are dictated to by a man no-one, other than a minority of those living in his constituency, elected while those constituents and us have no means of constraining him.
We are continually informed by politicians that they spend inordinate amounts of effort and time in divising policies to create jobs - yet it is a known fact that government cannot create jobs, it is private enterprise that creates jobs. Because government has no money of its own, only that which is extracted from the people by force, it cannot have any sense of economy nor sense of responsibility; and as a result it wastes huge amounts in everything it attempts to do.
To quote one commenter:
"Has education improved for all the billions spent on 'improving' it? Not that I can see. Has filling the NHS with managers instead of nurses in order to monitor compliance with government directives been worth the billions spent on it? Not that I can see. Was the £9 billion, if I recall correctly, spent on Nimrod AWAC that never flew worth it, or even the millions spent on the Blue Streak missile in the 1950s? Not that I , can see."To which can be added matters like membership of the European Union, law and order, job creation schemes, British Leyland, RBS, Northern Rock - to name but a few. Think back, remember all that has happened as the result of political decisions and you will soon realise that, actually, they simply know not that which they do, they flail around with a view to be seen to be doing something - they get away with it because they never pay the ultimate price for their failures.
In an article in the print edition of the Daily Telegraph by Christopher Hope (doesn't seem to be online) about local authorities that are raising council tax despite pleas not to from central government, he reports that sources close to Eric Pickles describe the 37 councils so doing as 'democracy dodgers' because none of the increases have been put to a vote. One has to question therefore the difference twixt these local authorities taxing and George Osborne taxing - where has one decision that Osborne has taken in the Budget been voted on by us?
If we are talking about 'democracy dodgers', does anyone recall
Why we continue to accept lies from politicians I know not - the latest example being this article in today's Daily Telegraph. Why should we listen to yet another politician who has, by his own admission, been found guilty of malfeasance and failing to tell the truth. Why should we believe him when he writes that with the decisions Osborne has taken there can be no doubt that we are now committed to less regulation, a smaller state and greater simplicity - when it is so obvious the exact opposite is the case. Governments for the past decades have had only one desire and that is to control us - to borrow a phrase from another commenter of mine - from womb to tomb.
Are not our politicians 'democracy dodgers' by participating in an elective dictatorship, thus denying those they are meant to serve, a voice? Perhaps the time has come for us to repeat for them the image of Julia Gillard, with terror written all over her face, being hustled to safety?