There is no act of treachery or meanness of which a political party is not capable; for in politics there is no honour.
It has always amused me that politicians, within the Chamber of the House of Commons, address each other as ‘Honourable’. The Oxford Dictionaries defines ‘honour’ as: ‘high respect’; ‘great esteem’. At which point I have to ask exactly why those, within a ‘profession’ in which there is no honour, who appear to have mislaid the quality of knowing and doing what is right, address each other as ‘honourable’.
Today, at his regular press conference, Nick Clegg is reported to have rubbished any idea that either the Conservative Party or the Labour Party would have the right to govern unless they achieved a majority of the votes cast. He went on to say:
…….that they will have right to decide how this country is governed even if they don’t win a majority, which is a clearly preposterous assertion. I think that is taking the British people for granted. I think it is important that we let the British people have their say rather than have people constantly assume that they can decide rather than the British people about how this country is governed.
Did not Clegg fail to win a majority at the 2010 General Election but then decide how this country should be governed? Did not Clegg take the British people for granted? And I should have ‘high respect’ and hold in ‘great esteem’ one whose hypocrisy is beyond belief?
Nothing demonstrates Clegg’s hyprocrisy more than an article he wrote in 2008 complaining about our system of government and democracy. Where the latter is concerned, one can do no better than paraphrase something he wrote, namely: no amount of whooping and yelling by the electorate can obscure Westminster’s guilty secret: the rules of the game are totally stacked in favour of politicians, rendering democracy per se largely impotent.
Unknown to him, Clegg’s trousers must have fallen down because all I can see is bare-arsed cheek!