Such a prescient, beautiful sentiment.

Thursday, 21 May 2009

Enough Is Enough!

The Owners of The Daily Telegraph.

OK Guys, you've made your point. As sure as eggs is eggs you have unfinished business playing mini-Ruperts but surely you should complete publishing this expenses list? What more is to be gained. join The Sun and campaign to have an Election. Or are there not enough newspaper sales in that?
Wasn't Question Time good. Much better than reading The Telegraph! I still cannot see any way forward but a General Election, I have to say.


  1. They used to own the Scotsman when Andrew Neil was editor. Useless info I know :)

  2. It was one of the best question times I've seen. The audience were visibly rabid and that wanker Bradshaw needed a smack in the nose. He sounded like an secondhand car salesman droning his rehearsed sales pitch. Doesn't he realise people don't like being spoken AT and are now fed up with politicians NOT answering questions?

    Wasn't impressed with Hague either, covering his dishonoured colleague's arses!

    We need to sack the lot of them and start again with some "real" people.

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  4. I was delighted when that woman told them all what a useless pr1ck Gorgon is and should go. Somebody give her a medal!


  5. We need to sack the lot of them and start again with some "real" people.

    I fancy a Parliament of bloggers!

  6. They used to own the Scotsman when Andrew Neil was editor. Useless info I know :)

    Nothing you have to say is useless, Subrosa!
    What's more their history and associations is potentially dynamite?

  7. I have to admit that I'm a bit bored of the expenses stuff - they've made their point, just name and shame the rest of the crooks in one go and be done with it.

  8. It looks as though, according to Major Hicks, there is still more to come!

  9. Unless the DT have something that's pretty explosive, what they're reporting is no longer "news" -- we get the idea. All we're getting is variations on the same theme.

    We've got to be careful though to make sure that this anger doesn't spread to places where it isn't needed. I sense there could be open warfare pretty soon with some MPs leaking to, say, Guido Fawkes what *they* know about certain journalists. That is, if Guido or any other blogger print them. And then if one news outlet picked the story up, it would be a bloodbath. What's happened is a bit like somebody having thrown a match into a fireworks factory.

    The interesting thing about the level of public anger is that what the DT have done in publishing these details is that it's vented some steam out of the pressure vessel, but it won't be enough, and the public's appetite is now whetted for change. Many, many years of pent-up frustration and anger is currently being expressed, and people sense that nothing has to remain fixed or permanent, and that pretty much anything is open for debate. But short of haranguing one's MP in the street, there isn't much of a mechanism to do so. To their credit, the Labour Party did have open policy forums, but really they were window-dressing exercises that "persuaded" those attending that the Party's policy was The Right One.

    I wouldn't be at all surprised if a new leader came to the fore, who lambasts the current political system and the mainstream parties, and found they suddenly gained public support. Perhaps I'm getting ahead of myself, but we live in interesting times. DC, NC and the other party leaders need to get ahead of the race and anticipate the scale of the reform that's needed, or else face electoral annihilation. And that'll mean *wholesale* expulsions from parties, as well as the deselection of existing parliamentary candidates and replacement with those more attuned to the new situation. But DC can't afford a loose cannon like Joanna Lumley if she decides to enter politics. Who knows, perhaps he's persuading her to join the party and stand as an official PC somewhere.

    I'm going to be keeping a close eye on the reports from these open meetings that MPs are having -- meetings like those which Andrew MacKay had last night are where ideas of the future methods of governance of this country are going to be hammered out.

  10. When you speak of reform, Richard, I hope you mean of The Parties and not the constitution. It is the departure from our traditional Parliament that has caused such havoc. Honourable is now a term of abuse!