Monthly Archives: January 2018

Plus ca change, plus ca meme-chose

So Lansley, MItchell and Lilley have been stung as have, in the past, Hoon, Cable; and many others.

If only any of these latest three had any knowledge of ‘matters Brexit’ or ‘matters EU – but then perhaps Trading Standards should become involved, because is it not an offence to pass oneself off as an expert on sommat about which you are clueless to the detriment of those who would pay you for your advice?

Perhaps if the aforementioned did their ‘day-job’ properly and without deficit to their constituents, there might not be an outcry by a section of the media which considers itself the ‘Guardian’ of our nation? read more.....

So the Vacuousness continues…..

David Davis delivered a speech at Teesport – one could say an apology for a speech as where vacuousness is concerned this must take first prize.

From Owen Paterson, we get the following tweet:

:  No one arguing to sever trade with Europe, but only clean break from Single Market and Customs Union gives freedom to embrace huge opportunities around the world. Cabinet Ministers who do not support Government policy and manifesto commitments can always resign.

Not forgetting John Redwood MP: The UK needs to strengthen its negotiating position. Instead of asking for a transition period prior to any Agreement the UK should ask the EU do they want a comprehensive free trade Agreement w/ us or not. If no, we should just get on & leave in March 2019 under the WTO option. read more.....

A fair wage for a fair days work – not for Redwood MP, et others!

I noticed the following today on Twitter:

Yesterday I mentioned, as a result of a quote attributed to Thomas Sowell, that our political class are unfit for office in that they may have made a name for themselves in whatever field they worked, prior to becoming a politician, but once having become one they exhibit a total lack of knowledge about national and world affairs.

Both Leave and Remain campaigns made such outrageous and ridiculous statements during the Referendum period that I quickly lost interest in said statements. If Redwood believed, as it seems did most MPs, that leaving the European Union meant leaving the Single Market and Customs Union then on the same basis presumably had either campaign suggested that leaving the European Union meant MPs should stick their heads in a gas oven, Redwood and others would have complied? If only MPs were so willing to comply with the requests of their electorate – but I digress. read more.....

Blessed are the Innocent – not!

Stepping beyond your competence can be like stepping off a cliff. Too many people with brilliance and talent within some field do not realize how ignorant — or, worse yet, misinformed — they are when talking like philosopher-kings about other things.

Thomas Sowell

Under democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule—and both commonly succeed, and are right.

H.L. Mencken

As I have written previously, I find our political class unfit for office in that they may have made a name for themselves in whatever field they worked, prior to becoming a politician, but once having become one they exhibit a total lack of knowledge about national and world affairs. When considering their track record having entered the world of politics it is felt that Thomas Sowell was being a tad kind when he labels them ignorant, or worse yet, misinformed. read more.....

Democracy

A few days ago I found this article.

This article, to my mind, is slanted to the common consensus of representative democracy. You just need to read this paragraph:

The second is that elected representatives ought to make those decisions. Those representatives have, it is thereby implied, a greater degree of expertise in doing so. And party politics means that when they are elected those representatives subscribe to a set of policies which will inform how that decision is made. They will not have free rein, once elected to decide how they wish. This is why party discipline, whilst no doubt frustrating for some of the more independent-minded MPs, is a critical component in legitimizing indirect democracy. read more.....