UK Politicians – Sack the lot!

I wonder…let’s say I decided to put in a claim for tax relief on something to which I’m not entitled. Or, how about something that doesn’t exist? Better still, what about if I submitted an expenses claim to my employer for say £10 that was for something which doesn’t exist or for something I actually paid £5 for? What would happen if I claimed hundreds or thousands of pounds in benefits to which I was not entitled? Let us supposed I was subsequently caught for any of the above? What would happen? Could I expect to be let off? Would the police be called in to investigate me for fraud? I doubt I’d walk away from something like that, and quite rightly so. Yet, those people we elected to run this country have done essentially the very same thing in principle, and have the nerve to say sorry and walk away. Or, in at least one case, stated that if it weren’t for the pesky Freedom of Information Act, us peasants wouldn’t have our sticky mits on the incriminating evidence of their very wrongdoing! Arrogant bastards! They ALL deserve to be dragged through the mud. Every last one of them. If they weren’t complicit, they at least knew the system was rigged and had an ethical duty to put a stop to it from the inside. NO excuses are good enough. That is what we pay them for. That is why we elect them!

Imagine all those scenarios above, where I was in reciept of money each month or even just once when I really shouldn’t have been. Firstly, I’d have to be exceptionally wealthy NOT to notice such large sums being deposited into my bank or to NOT notice and question them! I think I would probably notice if I was still claiming money for a mortgage which no longer exists. I wonder how many of you wouldn’t take note of the date upon which your mortgage is paid off? Probably none, I’m willing to bet! Yet, our beloved politicians have done exactly that. “Oh, I’m sorry, I didn’t notice the few hundred quid entering my bank account each month. Silly me! So sorry. Let’s just forget about it eh?”.

Every single politician who made a claim for expenses they were NOT entitled to, should be made to pay it back, apologise to their electorate (and the rest of us) and be sacked immediately. In any other sector, they would be held accountable for committing gross misconduct at the very least and possibly even fraud.

To clarify that point, let me quote the definition of the word “fraud” from Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
“Deception deliberately practiced with a view to gaining an unlawful or unfair advantage”

I wonder how closely that definition fits?

It was reported today that poor old Gordon Brown admitted to having a tough time of it recently. So sad, isn’t it? The poor fellow is getting up to go to work every day and finding it all a bit stressful. I wonder why? Could it be that he and his cabinet are NOT up to the job of running this country? The cracks are certainly getting much wider. Are the conservatives any better? Nope. Few of the UK’s politicians deserve to have jobs at all right now. At least some of them had the decency to bugger off to find gainful employment elsewhere! I wonder how long they’d get away with claiming expenses like that in their new private sector roles? Five minutes at most, and they’d be out on their arse. Says it all really!

Jim

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UK Judge calls for DNA database!

A senior UK judge thinks it would be a good idea for all UK citizens and visitors to be included in a huge database of DNA to make it fair and pc. Bullshit. If that isn’t big brother, what is?! This guy is an idiot.

The UK Government hasn’t got a good track record for managing large projects well. Just look at the state of the country! It would be an invasion of privacy, infringement of civil liberties and just one more method of spying on the population. We already have more CCTV cameras than any other country. Where does it end?

Lord Justice Sedley says he understands that to take these steps would be “authoritarian”, but it still needs to be done. Really? Why? The next one will be…anyone who publishes something on their blog that criticises the government or authorities should be jailed. Even better, lets publicly flog them or bring back the stocks.

When do “authoritarian measures” in the public interest or to be politically correct become illegal and immoral? How far is too far? How much freedom do you, as an individual, want to lose? Why should the majority of us law abiding people have to be subjected to this for the sake of the minority who commit the crimes? At what point do we as individuals lose the right to prevent these infringements? It’s at the point when we allow the government to erode our freedom so much by the back door that we have no freedom left. It’s almost that way now. They keep chipping away at it bit by bit. We don’t notice. Just one or two CCTV cameras in the worst areas of a city. Ok, the people are used to them now and they don’t notice them. Add a few more…and so on. I doubt I could walk on any street in any UK city without being filmed or watched any more. That’s scary. Yet, we allowed it to happen! Maybe it is good for crime prevention, but we must maintain democracy. We are becoming a totalitarian nanny state.

We are going to end up in a police state with travel and speech controlled and curtailed at the behest of the people we put in power for their own ends. So much for democracy eh? Who said the NWO is nonsense?

The other thing used to justify the proposal was that “ethnic minorities” were under-represented on the existing DNA database. So? The point being? It’s fairly simple really when you think about it…more ethnic minority members are arrested and have DNA samples taken than anyone else in society. Now, what does that say? Either, an organisational and cultural swing toward racism by the police or the ethnic communities are committing more crime. I don’t know which it is, but adding “everyone” to the database hardly makes it bloody fair! Why not spend the time and vast amount of money tackling the root problems instead of hiding the result of these problems!

The really scary thing is the point that many people miss…there are always people in our society who will commit crime. The only way to completely prevent this is to have complete control over individuals in society. Think about the implications. The only way to have complete control is to remove freedom and choice.

It’s a ridiculous suggestion and this guy needs to be dragged into the real world with the real people!

Jim