Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Bent minister fiddles expenses shock

Bent government minister Maria Miller fiddled £90,000 of our tax money to fund a house for her parents. So inured have we become to theft, fraud, peculation and sleaze amongst our politicians that there is no public astonishment that Miller is allowed to continue in her government post, let alone that she is not facing the sort of criminal charges that any one of her constituents would face if they'd defrauded their employers of this sort of sum. The greasy immunity of the political class from the laws that apply to the rest of us kicks in. 

In the early 17th century the polarisation of the nobility and the newly wealthy commonality led to a civil war that ended the last vestiges of feudal government. In the early 19th century the ascendancy of the winners of 1688 - wealthy merchants, landowners, the professional classes, householders, the Church and army, well-done-by commoners all - was challenged by the disenfranchised commonality, the labourers, cottagers and boarders. At the start of the 21st the conflict lines are forming again. On the one side the out-of-touch political class and the dying parties, the international corporates and a mandarinate and bureaucracy serving the interests of both, on the other a mass of disenfranchised and disadvantaged consumers and taxpayers hungry for change.

There are those who look for conspiracies. There are none. There is no secret compact between the government, Common Purpose and Coca-Cola, just shared advantage. Likewise there is no secret conspiracy between UK Uncut and the Editor of the Daily Telegraph, just a shared interest in exposing and publicising the immoral advantages enjoyed by the other side, amongst them the deeply corrupt Maria Miller.

Gordon Brown was stupid enough to believe that he could redefine the concept of 'fairness' towards a definition based on enforced equality of outcome. His efforts fell as flat as a lead balloon. We, the British people, already have a deep, inherent and instinctive understanding of fairness; it's one of the characteristics of our nation. Not only 'a fair go' but 'a fair say' and 'a fair do'. The movement for change and reform in the 21st century, as in the 17th and the 19th, is for addressing the unfairness and immorality that has accrued in the system. Maria Miller and her sort may be the last cohort of professional politicians who enjoy immunity from jail.  

8 comments:

DeeDee99 said...

" Maria Miller and her sort may be the last cohort of professional politicians who enjoy immunity from jail."

Not whilst sufficient ignorant people continue to vote LibLabCON and give them a mandate to do just what they like - including stealing from the public purse.

Unfortunately, the British don't 'do' revolts or civil insurrection very well or very often. The very least they could do is stop voting for the bastards, but they don't even seem able or willing to do that.

cuffleyburgers said...

What we should be able to do is to raise a civil action on behalf of taxpayers against this loathsome individual and all the other scum who have done the same, to recover the money they have stolen and to insist that they lose their government jobs and all pension rights accruing.

R. North has it right, until they are afraid of us they will continue to take the piss.

Short of armed revolution which would do no good but is the only remaining option if this doesn't work, the only way to hit them is in the pocket.

Anonymous said...

Unless you are 'introduced' or talk the talk, very difficult to break into the jobs market or be in the supply side - in central gov', NHS, NGOs Whitehall et al, call it a conspiracy.
If you get in, helping yourself it's conspiratorial not to.
There is no place for awkward types, the truth tellers but if you play the game, then the sky is the limit and people like - Barroso did, cream floats and so does s*it - that's pro-piracy.

john miller said...

Not only, but also...

She then has her advisers lean on the DT in a manner that used to be associated with the Mafia.

She should be hung up from the nearest branch.

right_writes said...

There was a Hollywood film many years ago, called "The Grifters"... if I remember correctly...

...There is a scene where Angelica Houston is caught out grifting a local mafiosi. who isn't best pleased...

He makes her go and buy a bag of oranges so that he can beat her up without showing any bruises, (apparently the soft skin and interior juiciness coupled with their weight leave no bruises when used to beat someone).

I can only conclude that people like this woman understand that if you do it right, the public won't bother to come after you... You can wield that bag of oranges with impunity.

G. Tingey said...

I understand this cow is a Tory, is supposed to represent Basingstole (what a dump!) and is a good RC christian.
A totl shit, in other words ....

Robert said...

The French have a words for the likes of 'fair go' fair say' and 'fair do'. In their language it is known as 'le fair play'.

mikebravo said...

GT. As long as we despise people for being tories, living in shit holes or their religion we will be divided.
She is a thieving shite and should be in the stocks. The end!