Friday, 2 March 2012

Priorities? (2)

Recently we have witnessed our Prime Minister watching a treaty he vetoed being signed by 25 of the 27 Member States; we have witnessed an abrogation of political principle, one held by the Conservative Party, to a smaller political party who form the present government, over the 50p tax rate purely, I would suggest, to enable those of the Conservative Party to remain in power; we witness a disgraced MP accused of behaviour unbecoming of one in his position, able to continue in office unless sentenced to a period of incarceration of more than 12 months whilst our democratic system does not allow those who elected him - and pay him - to effect his dismissal; and we witness that someone appointed to the position of Strategy Advisor for the largest party in the coalition government (whose appointment and salary did not have the permission of the people) is to take a sabbatical. Serious journalistic output on any of the foregoing has been - or will be?

And what is the subject dominating the MSM? Whether our Prime Minister rode a particular horse - and while so doing - what was discussed with the female minder of that horse.

That journalism, as practised today, makes a point to know very little about an extremely wide variety of topics is how they manage to remain in existence. Oberon Waugh is reported to have said that generally speaking the best people nowadays go into journalism, the second best into business, the rubbish into politics and the shits into law. Well, he got that wrong because it is obvious that the shits go into politics and journalism.

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


captain ranty said...

Thanks for your contributions to my blog in the past, i have decided i do not want any more of your comments as they are not in the style and have the content i require in order to advance "lawful rebellion" in a new direction.

thanks again.

captain ranty

WitteringsfromWitney said...

CR: As you wish, however it would be nice to know what it is I have said that has prompted your request.

It would also be nice to know where you stand on the premise that whilst you may disagree with that which I say, you would defend my right to say it?

Anyway, I repeat: as you wish and all the best in your new direction.

The Boiling Frog said...

@WfW Don't think that's the real Captain Ranty, loads of blogs had the same message

WitteringsfromWitney said...

TBF Ahh, was not aware of your news and being a tad naive, took it at face value. Thanks for the 'news'!

CR: My sincere apologies if that was not you. *hangsheadinshame*

The Boiling Frog said...

@WfW The give away was the profile on the comment linked direct to Ranty's blog rather than the usual blogger profile bit.

Ranty has just posted

WitteringsfromWitney said...

RBF: Didn't spot that - but then you know me, the proverbial 'IT plank of wood'

Captain Ranty said...

Sorry David.

This worm has targeted me and a few others. He obviously has no life.

Maybe his mummy is out late and he is being naughty on her computer. I don't think he is mature enough to have his own.


TomTom said...

You ignore the perversion and corruption of the largest Police Force by a commercial group subverting the Police for its own ends and making itself above the law. This undermining of trust in supposedly impartial institutions is embraced by the Prime Minister whose incompetent Home Secretary is now letting CPO privatise core police functions.

When taking over a country Communist infiltrators used to like Ministry of Interior to control Police, Broadcasting Stations, and Military

I don't think people are very awake. The Civil Contingencies Act 2004 was not used during the 2008 banking collapse; so just when is it considered appropriate ? Why does the media cover so little of the popular anger in Greece, Spain, Italy, Germany, France ?

Is that because the ruling cliques have not yet brought the forces of social control into full aligment and array ?

Maybe a retired police horse is a symbol ?