Monday, 2 April 2012

It's Whitehall as much as Westminster

You can be sure of one thing in respect of the governments pernicious data snooping proposals - that this is an idea from Whitehall. The mandarinate have long dreamed of total access to the nation's emails, tweets and personal data, and thought they'd have no problem forcing through the measures under Labour. The reaction of both the public and the opposition shocked them, and the proposals were quietly put on the 'pending' shelf. Now they've dusted them off and are using Cameron's government to force them through.

Commentators are starting to notice that the public have had it with the Big Three. The data measures are exactly the reason why. The cosy relationship between centralised, metropolitan and controllable permanent political parties and Whitehall suits the mandarinate down to the ground, and so mandarins such as Hayden Phillips and Christopher Kelly will always propose measures that establish the Big Three as parties of State. In return for pushing through the legislation that Whitehall wants, Whitehall will manipulate the system to secure seats in Parliament for the tame State parties.

Osborne, a man with the permanent expression of a furtive Onanist, is no more competent now than he ever was. Treasury officials, who undoubtedly spotted the pratfalls of the Pie Tax and the Granny Tax, allowed him to take the hits. They probably thought he needed a little slapping down, a reminder that he should go back to belting-off in the Ministerial WC during working hours and leave the important decisions to them. 

This 'crisis of confidence' as the MSM would have it, or popular awakening as the rest of us would say, is a realisation that we can trust neither the Big Three nor the Whitehall machine in league with them. Alcohol pricing, a ban on smoking in cars and homes, a biscuit tax, data surveillance and, after a decent interval, compulsory ID cards are all Whitehall ideas. What possible incentive would politicians alone have to introduce such unpopular measures?  We can vote out the Big Three, but how do we rid ourselves of the mandarinate?


Anonymous said...

Mandarins or elephants?

Also the pie tax may be seen as a gaffe in some quarters but again rulings by which manderins forced their hand.

Sean said...

I urge you to write to your Mp and ask in light of Sharon Whites treasury report into civil service failings in the run up to the 2008 crash,what disaplinary actions are going to be taken?

Anonymous said...

See this morning's North - it is that EU elephant again.
The Americans are also bringing on-line a suck-it-all-in supercomputer.
The confidence of these people in their machines is astounding - may they choke and crash.

Anonymous said...

It was the mandarinate who dragged us into the EU, they were in touch with Schuman and Monnet et al long before 73. Civil servants run our lives and it's time to call a halt.

They need 'canning'.

Anonymous said...

It's a chicken and egg thing Raedwald…

My old dad used to work for BT (when it was still part of the civil service) and he remembers that occasionally there would be an edict which prohibited the hiring of new staff.

It might surprise some politicians, that turnover through retirement and people moving into the private sector makes for fairly dramatic cuts in staffing levels, and without any redundancy. A sustained campaign like this would free politicians from the yoke of the mandrinate.

So the fact that such a thing has not been done for well over thirty years must mean that everyone in "public service" is happy with the situation.

Anonymous said...

Unnecessarily unpleasant comment on Osborne.

Anonymous said...


Oh, I thought it was rather good.

These toerags that infest the Westminster town hall, don't actually do any "running the country" stuff, that's all handled in Brussels, by the real government.

So the fact that these people spend much of their time prattling on to the MSM regarding the mirage of government that they maintain, and by this deviant behaviour, engender the idea amongst the voters that they are in fact "running the country", makes them look to people that know better, like onanists of the first order.

Only Raedwald though, chooses the more obscure version, most of us would have just used the "w" word.

Hot sausage roll anyone?

DeeDee99 said...

Madame la Guillotine?

Anonymous said...

What makes this whole debacle worse is the fact that the Tories, when in opposition, railed against such statist moves by Labour. We just cannot trust the "big 3".

Coney Island

Anonymous said...

A baseball bat to the back of the head gives greater satisfaction.