Thursday, May 14, 2009

[taking the piss] there must be a reason

We're all agreed about one thing, anyway - the pollies are taking the piss, they're doing it now with impunity and the people don't like it.

The hypocrisy is astounding.

Cameron saying he was 'appalled'. Pardon?

Now look - people don't dare take the piss unless they know they're going to get away with it and this lot really do believe that they're not going to have to face the electorate because of the new regional governance. How else would you explain the gall?

8 comments:

angus said...

I think they do it because they can, labour know they will not be in power much longer and they treat expenses as a"golden" handshake, the tories do it because that is their policy, make the rich richer and if the electorate has to pay, tough, as long as they are all right they don't really care and the lib dems do it because they think no one will mind because they are so ineffuctual.


The arrogance and greed of certain Politicians is astounding, but this has been going on for many years, and no one has said anything.

The next general election should be very interesting, who do you choose between, the takers or the takers?

Swearing Mother said...

They take the piss because they can, simple as that. They wrote the rules, they employed the people who "check" their expenses and the whole lot of them are right royally shafting us with impunity.

Some people say that we should pay MPs more because then they wouldn't have to rip us off to earn a proper wage for the job, which makes me even more furious. Out here in the real world, if you don't think you're paid enough you have to go cap in hand to the boss to ask for more. If you can't get more, you have to either put up with it or move on. Simply sticking your hand in the till to make up the pay difference is not allowed, and what's more, for us lesser mortals it's called FRAUD.

Harrumph!!

dearieme said...

All gall is divided into three parts.

Anonymous said...

It is an attitude of mind deriving from deeply held, wrong minded, thinking.

The political criminals, and there are so many, at many levels, merely reflect a much deeper malaise.

This derives from muddle-headed economic thinking on the part of elitist ivy-league educational priorities, coupled with the inherent abilities of fiat manipulators to generate "profits" at some others expense, rather than create "economic value" anywhere in the economic chain.

This is the problem this nation now faces, as the economic realities slowly dawn (maybe) somewhere in our economists.

Never forget that the economic theories currently prevalent were developed by fabian thinkers, who have the intent to ultimately destroy any system they describe as "capitalist", despite it's broadest interpretations, in favour of marxism.

The "ex-communist" nations seem now to understand this. So far, we have failed. So far, we remain incapable of even conceiving of any alternatives. We thus in our structures and attitudes become economic vampires.

This article Should be required reading for the fucking idiots in the City, and Mayfair, and in particular the absolute morons at Westminster, goddamn them all!

Anonymous said...

Anon, at 09:07.

Add this article to past announcements by China on currency swaps with other Bric and S.E.A economies, and the S.E.A. reserve fund denominated in Yuan, and the supply/financing deals now being inked on an almost daily basis,

and you begin to realise that the centre of gravity has shifted.The EU will also be down graded, their current policies act as a guarantee.

James Higham said...

Angus, Swearing Mother - yes. Fraud? Well it is, really.

Dearieme - you lost me this time. Don't know this one.

Anon - by the way, did you know i was a paid up member of the Fabian Society when I was 20 years old and Tawney and Shaw were the high priests.

Anon - that last link was more than interesting.

Pisces Iscariot said...

Taking the piss??? They seem to have removed the urinal as well!

Pisces Iscariot said...

And got receipts for its removal.