Tuesday, 23 December 2008

A Political Class of no real worth

The Labour Party is bankrupt of ideas. There is nothing it can offer the people of Britain at a time of unprecedented economic turmoil; no hope for the future, no credible vision, no stirring goal worth the pain and the anguish and the effort.

The trouble is, neither have the Conservatives.

The news today that Dave is quite happy for a part-time front bench, with shadow ministers' personal financial interests being considered as important as the dreadful crises facing the nation does nothing but inspire derision and contempt.

They are all, it seems, conforming exactly to Peter Oborne's description of an anchorless political class devoid of ideas, ideology or convictions but concerned only for their personal advancement, well-being, comfort and welfare.

There is a reckoning to come; it will not be such a labour of Hercules to clear the accumulation of well-suited ordure from those Augean stables, but it will cost in the pain, misery, betrayal and loss of our people at the manicured soft damp hands of this political class.

5 comments:

patently said...

Or, what a relief that Dave allowed his front-bench team to stay in touch with the reality (cough) of life outside the Westminster village rather than creating a set of ignorant ivory-tower politicos with no connection with or interest in the outside world, no stake in the continued viability of the British private-sector economy, and no source of funding other than the endless supply of taxpayers cash that they have the power to divert to their friends.

Because, I have to say, eleven years of bitter experience has taught me which I would prefer.

Raedwald said...

Oh come on. If they won an election, they would not be able to continue fostering those interests - blind trusts and the like would take over - and they're not doing it for altruism but to line their pockets. Nothing wrong with that - but don't ask me to believe they're committed to Political change over their own interests.

Carter said...

"There is a reckoning to come"

I wish ...........

Blue Eyes said...

This is interesting because this is exactly what we were talking about in the pub.........

patently said...

Raedwald, you've given me hope for the future. For someone to acknowledge the truth that lining one's pockets is actually a reasonable thing to want to do is a breath of fresh air after 11 years of sanctimonious and hypocritical inverse snobbery.

Thank you ... seriously.

(I still think it's better for politicians to have had some experience of life, though!)