Friday, 5 October 2012

More Disraeli

"More than sixty years of a government of singular corruption had alienated all hearts from the oligarchy; never indeed much affected by the great body of the people. It could no longer be concealed, that by virtue of a plausible phrase power had been transferred from the crown to a parliament, the members of which were appointed by an extremely limited and exclusive class, who owned no responsibility to the country, who debated and voted in secret, and who were regularly paid by the small knot of great families that by this machinery had secured the permanent possession of the king's treasury." SYBIL, 1845

"More than sixty years of governments of singular corruption had alienated all hearts from the political class, never indeed much affected by the great body of the people. It could no longer be concealed that by virtue of a plausible phrase power had been transferred from the people to a political clique, the members of which were selected by extremely limited and exclusive party headquarters, who owned no responsibility to the country, whose decisions were made secretly in advance and enforced by whipping in parliament, and who were regularly paid by the small knot of large corporations that by this machinery had secured the permanent possession of the nation's wealth." 2012 

8 comments:

Roger said...

Where is the new Trevelyan? More importantly where is the willingness to hire a Trevelyan. I used to despair, now I have given up hope.

right_writes said...

Thank you Raedwaldi :)

Anonymous said...

Yep, pretty good Raedwald, any news on super injunction boy yet?

Barnacle Bill said...

Oh so very true I fear Raedwald; so very very true.

Raedwald said...

anon 7.47

http://www.courtserve.net/courtlists/current/crown/sthwk_T121005.01.htm

Weekend Yachtsman said...

Quite good, R, but you missed out the EU angle, which surely is critical.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the heads upuu R.

Now we have this and another adjournment:

"Southwark Crown Court was told on Friday that the postponement was due to legal reasons and the trial will resume on 14 January 2013."[...]

As slippery as a jellied eel - when will they send this authoritarian EU fanatic liberal down?

bloke in france said...

The Pareto theory of cyclical elites in plain view.