Sunday, October 21, 2007

Democracy in Action.

Here is a perfect example of how democracy works in a nutshell. Read here about how a promised election commitment is being ignored and is expected to fail it's proposal.

Here we have a public calling for a referendum on the EU. Other European nations have had their votes and their wishes are being publicly ignored with bare faced contempt.

We in the UK are slightly more subtle. We do not want to have to publicly ignore a referendum so instead we ignore the calls for a referendum. We can then say that we don't actually know if the public are in favour or not.

Of course to do that the politicians need to ignore the pledges they made when they were up for election as it tied them down to a referendum on the EU.

Well lying in an election commitment is not a problem for politicians. They do it all the time and weasel their way out of it. We of course punish them by voting for them again.

Yes at the same time the public push for punishment of our other criminals with harsher sentences as a deterrent. Funny trying to reconcile those two positions. Do wrong and be punished and do wrong and we reward you. No wonder we are screwed up as a country.

2 Comments:

At 5:10 pm, Blogger Crushed by Ingsoc said...

Yes, we do need a referendum.

It doesn't look like we'll get one though, unless wecan get a petition going.

 
At 12:51 pm, Blogger Bag said...

I think it will take more than a petition to change the minds of our wonderful leaders.

 

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