For the last 2/3 months I have been authoring @the_harrogate Twitter feed on behalf of The Harrogate Agenda (the account is now deleted for reasons which will follow). Whilst ‘managing’ the account an attempt was made to ensure that the word ‘I’ was never used, instead using the word ‘We’ when suggesting changes that were needed to our form of democracy. The reason for attempting to keep my identity ‘secret’ was to ensure that no opening was made for people to infer my views, on my own twitter account (@scribblinseaham), were those of The Harrogate Agenda. In that regard I can but hope that I was successful.
Can anyone explain why, when someone dies, most of what he (or she – Ed) has saved up over a lifetime should be turned over to politicians, rather than to his (or her – Ed) heirs?
Many stories have emerged in the media detailing how people who have behaved financially, ie been prudent, have ‘lost’ their ‘assets’ (be that savings or ‘property value’, when they have needed ‘care’ in their final years (ie care homes).
I hold Power of Attorney for a lady, currently 103 years of age, whose savings were just over the border line whereby she could receive ‘free care’. This lady, who lost her ‘one and only love’ during World War II and never married, worked all her life for one employer and by means of ‘due diligence’ accumulated what, to some, would be considered a small fortune.
Question: What happens if we lie to our government? What happens if our government lies to us? Does anyone care that our government lies with impunity & prosecutes people who have lied to it? Does our government work for us, or do we work for our government?
Does it matter who does the lying when one side can so do with impunity while the other gets punished, sometimes with imprisonment?
Does it matter that we appear to work for our government, rather than they work for us?
Does it matter when an ex Foreign Secretary makes his ‘Resignation Statement‘ in the House of Commons, one which contains so much inaccuracy yet still receives ‘audible applause’ (hear hear) from those who have no idea of the subject matter?