POLITICIANS AND THEIR INCESSANT GREED A THE TAXPAYERS EXPENSE – A while ago I wrote an article on why I wouldn’t make a good politician, which stated that I am neither corrupt, a thief nor a liar, which appear to be the traits one needs in order to succeed in politics.
What exasperates me is that whilst the public are often outraged at press reports that yet another politician is placing their dirty and sticky fingers under the table, little is ever really achieved from the investigations that pursue.
Look at the current Government carefully and you are likely to hang your head in shame, if you indeed voted for them. We currently have a vastly divided coalition that perpetually comes out with one lie after another in order to cover up their own incompetence and yet despite this the public does little to rally and demand that the Government calls for a General election.
The problem is that most people have resigned themselves to the fact that ousting one Government through a democratic process will only install another one that is equally corrupt and inept. The ideology of democracy only goes as far as the ballot paper after which we are left at the mercy of the dictator we installed.
We are not yet half way through the year and already we’ve seen Chris Huhne being sentenced for 8 months over trying to fiddle the penalty points on his drivers licence and where he subsequently spent just 8 weeks of his sentence behind bars. On leaving prison he was slated as having a cozy meeting with Nick Clegg, leader of the Liberal Democrat Party and Deputy Prime Minister.
My money is on the chances of Chris Huhne securing some cushy position in one of the many ‘Green Energy’ companies so that he can use his inside connections to securing Government funding for yet another costly and wasteful use of taxpayers’ money.
It is criminal that politicians rarely suffer the consequences of their wrong doing and appear to actually benefit financially from them in the long term.
This week Speaker John Bercow took the decision to ban no less than eighty lobbyists from visiting Parliament after last week’s scandal that clearly demonstrated how cash and other favours were being handed out to politicians and high ranking civil servants to bring questions to the House of Commons or House of Lords on behalf of corporations that would result in their own financial gain through government contracts.
I have to admit of all the politicians I have met over the years I’ve treated them all with the same disdain and have refused shaking hands so that I don’t feel violated or soiled; that’s how much I personally despise those in power.
Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely and never has a saying been more aptly used when it comes to those working in the power halls of government. They are a sleazy bunch at best and if it were my house I would be counting the silverware every couple of minutes.
If you look at just how corrupt Brussels is it is little wonder why David Cameron doesn’t really want a referendum on the EU and whilst he may be spouting the virtues of a democratic referendum in 2017 watch closely if he does actually live up to his promise; which I doubt very much.
Currently David Cameron is saying that he’ll provide a referendum if he is unable to claw back critical powers from the EU and make our membership more of an equal footing. I strongly suspect he’ll stand there and lie to the public again and refuse a referendum on the basis that he has succeeded in his quest.
The truth is that the EU is a politician’s meal ticket and I guarantee you that once David Cameron has finally finished raping the British public at home he’ll be awarded a vast salary somewhere in the EU political conglomerate where he can continue using and abusing the British taxpayer.
Will UKIP come to the rescue or will they turn out to be yet another bunch of highly corrupt individuals who are so detached from the truth that they would make Attila the Hun look like the perfect candidate to run a nursery school?
This has yet to be determined as they have not been given their chance to fully show their stars; however with public sentiment swinging in their direction anything could be possible come election day. Most people must be thinking that they couldn’t possibly be any worse than the Conservatives, Liberal Democrats or New Labour.
In my view democracy fails miserably in the UK and that’s because the system is not truly democratic. Why can’t we have an online referendum system whereby the public are presented with issues they want changing. Surely this is not only democratic but would so often prevent government officials taking bribes and covering up their own criminal activities?
Are you tired of the continuous allegations of criminal activities from our MP’s and Lords? Leave your comments below.