Liberal stupidity knows no bounds, not because all Liberals are stupid by any means, but mainly because the Liberal mindset is incapable of thinking anything through beyond the initial knee jerk and feel good factor, “that reduces carbon, therefore it must be a good idea“. More often than not, the ill considered cure turns out to be far worse for all concerned, that the alleged problem it was supposed to fix.
The latest ill thought through Liberal idea concerns petrol and diesel cars which for personal transport use the Liberal Democrats want banned from Britain’s roads no later than 2040, despite the fact that there is little sign that viable and affordable electric cars and vans will be available by then.
At the beginning of the 20th Century there was a very real problem with horse emissions in London, there were so many horses and the were numbers increasing steadily so that by 1920 the alarmists were predicting that London would be knee-deep in horse turds, then the internal combustion engine became viable and horse numbers dropped rapidly and the problem cured itself, notably without any interference from politicians with a Green Liberal and Socialist agenda. Read the rest of this entry
The man at the heart of forcing the Green Agenda on Britain, is today in prison starting an 8 month jail sentence for the crime of Perverting the Course of Justice.
The fall of Liberal Democrat Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne has been at the speed of sound, this is one occasion when the well worn expression “crashed and burned” really does mean burnt twisted wreckage, in this case Huhne’s now non existent political career, his reputation, his credibility and his relationship with his children.
Prior to suddenly pleading guilty just before his trial was due to start Huhne continually lied about being guilty, he used every trick in the book to keep the case out of court and gag any reporting of the proceedings, which makes Huhne’s mea culpa moment on Channel 4 News tonight look all the more cynical, with Huhne already having an eye on his post prison career moves.
Huhne’s ex-wife Vicky Pryce was also sentenced today, she too received an 8 month prison sentence for Perverting the Course of Justice: Read the rest of this entry
So Christopher Murray Paul-Huhne, disgraced Liberal Democrat Climate Change Secretary, who after pleading guilty to Perverting the Course of Justice, is in his own words nothing more than a low life common criminal, a man who thought his money and his position made him above the law.
As the old adage goes hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, Huhne who in his own estimation is some sort of super being, above all of us, publicly dumped his wife and mother of his children, in the most humiliating way possible, after being photographed with his long time time mistress Carina Trimingham.
A major mistake when your wife has taken the penalty points for a speeding offence, you committed.
Once the story broke Huhne tried to slither and slime his way out of justice, either maintaining a wall of silence, or hiding behind his children when police raided Vicky Pryce’s home looking for a mobile phone owned by Huhne’s son.
Finally Huhne resigned as Climate Change Secretary so he could clear his name, a strange choice of words when Huhne knew he was guilty all along.
The hearing continues, but in the light of Huhne being guilty of the crime of Perverting the Course of Justice, there have to be question marks over the legitimacy of laws and policies enacted by a man who knew he was guilty of a serious crime.
By Tory Aardvark
The mood in Westminster is bleak, shell shocked with some traces of petulant defiance being shown by the MP’s that are standing down.
Public confidence in Parliament is at all time low for modern times, as MP’s are seen as avaricious, devious and generally untrustworthy.
They have no one but themselves to blame for the mess they now find themselves in, a mess far worse than when Parliament went into recess 12 weeks ago. Sir Thomas Legg’s report apart from back firing badly on Gordon Brown, has fanned the flames of public anger anew.
Aardvark has no sympathy for troughers of any political party, a trougher has abused their position of power and trust at the expense of the tax payer and broken the trust that once existed between them and the people who voted for them.
Have our elected representatives learnt anything so far? It would appear not. “MPs’ anger over demands for repayment of expenses is deepening, as a Labour back bencher suggests legal action could be an option“. on Sky News
Two days ago the Standards and Privileges Committee had the opportunity to start to regain public confidence by making an example of disgraced former Home Secretary Jacqui Smith, instead they chose to use a politically biased committee to protect one of their own, yet again at the expense of the credibility of the mother of all Parliaments.
These are unusual times, and unusual times call for unusual actions.
Parliament needs to act, and it needs to act now. Decisively once and for all.
Those that have chosen to run away with their loot by standing down at the General Election, should be suspended without pay and with loss of pension, or step down immediately and suffer the same loss of pay and pension rights, their actions should not allow them any further pecuniary advantage.
Any MP who has to pay back £10,000 or more, be they minister, shadow minister or back bencher should be forced to resign immediately and a by election called in their constituency.
The voters will decide for themselves on the record of the person they vote for, so to an extent the people will be able to clean up Parliament; but the lingering question remains: Why wont Parliament clean itself up properly and with integrity?
Perhaps the people we elect are more interested in partisan politics and nest feathering, than they are the good of the country.