Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Failure and corruption all around ...

All my senses of indignation have been strained by a tsunami of failure, corruption and institutional stupidity this week. First, Peter Oborne's principled resignation from the Telegraph after it became clear the dodgy Barclay brothers had been censoring the news content, including the criminal malfeasance of HSBC. The Telegraph is now a comic, the tax-avoiding Guardian is trying to become a private members club and the other one is unreadable. 

Meanwhile, voters must be considering whether it's time to kick the CofE Bishops out of the Lords after the publication of an astonishingly naive and gullible Marxist voting rag; at a time of the Church's most grievous failure to offer any sort of Christian bulwark against the advance of Islamism in Britain. Canterbury gives the impression of being on the verge of converting to Islam himself at times. I recall the pithy judgement of a roofer on seeing a boatload of CofE clerics in full drag on the river a couple of years ago; "Nonces and W*****s".

My rant against Amazon on 27th January for trying (but not succeeding) to fool me into signing up to its £79 a year 'Prime' service has found an echo in Giles Coren's far greater anger at actually having been ripped-off by these scoundrels. In my case it was Amazon's crooked use of what was designed to look like a button rejecting Prime in favour of normal delivery, but was in fact part of a larger button accepting Prime. In Coren's case he didn't read the small print and was foolish enough to accept their 'free' trial. 

Then there's Ed Balls still desperately striving against hope that the country won't view him as not only economically incompetent but a real risk to our welfare and prosperity, now driven to lying (demonstrably) in trying to claim the moral high ground on tax avoidance. To lie about something so easily caught-out on is just more evidence of Mr Ball's stupidity and unfitness for office.

And of course there's the revival of the behemoth of tax funding for dead parties after more bent and crooked party donors come to light. The answer, you dags, isn't to rob our taxes to keep your dying private clubs alive but to give each voter the individual choice of whether to donate a limited amount of his own tax to a named party; anything else - which is every scheme you or your crooked apparatchiks have come up with - is criminal corruption and we won't stand for it. 

And now I need a lie-down. 

5 comments:

DeeDee99 said...

Nice rant.

Every former pillar of The Establishment is tottering; but there's little we can do about it since the system is comprehensively stitched up to keep the pillars in place. Thus we can't vote the Marxist, Islam-appeasing C of E Bishops out of the Lords. But if one pillar goes ......

The dead tree press has lost influence; there are more and more alternatives to the BBC/Channel 4 left-wing worldview.

Change IS coming, but slowly.

W

Weekend Yachtsman said...

The replies to Giles Coren are not universally sympathetic...

Bill Quango MP said...

The Church OF England, for all your spiritual needs..

For everything else..there is the Labour party to put it on our national Mastercard.

John M said...

For the avoidance of doubt, let us not forget that it was Ed Balls and Yvette Cooper who each declared a different residence as thier "main" domicile and then claimed mortgage payments on both as expenses.

Arthur Foxake said...

Can't understand the fuss about the Bishops, at a time of increasing awareness that the elite are totally out of touch with reality why do we expect a group that has always been out of toiuch with reality to be getting a firmer grip on it.