Thursday, March 05, 2009

a little late, but

I am a little late in commenting on this story:
"The Prime Minister has said it is not acceptable and therefore it will not be accepted.

It might be enforceable in a court of law this contract but it's not enforceable in the court of public opinion and that's where the Government steps in," Ms Harman told BBC1's Andrew Marr show.

As the lovely, if slightly toothy clown, says:
I can, quite literally, not believe what I am reading here. A senior minister of the government of the United Kingdom is brushing aside the rule of law and opening the door to the rule of the wishes of the Prime Minister and / or that of the baying mob.

In my experience it makes a change for them to want to change the law to please the great unwashed. There was me thinking Harridan was in training to take over from Baroness Irrelevant in June come the next European Commission appointments.

After all, arbitrary law changes and a complete disregard for anything but self promotion is the founding principle of the European Union

1 comment:

scunnert said...

I read this post earlier, but wanted time to think about it. You're right of course. The natural reaction is to feel repugnance at the pornographic pension deal awarded to Fred. But there is a larger issue - the rule of law.

Unfortunately, the "law" is held in such disregard by our masters, and disdain by the governed, that it seems an irrelevance.

I once confronted a senior manager (of a large government facility) about a flagrant breach of policy on his part - a breach that would have resulted in dismissal of a unionised employee. His response was: "policy is whatever I say it is".

The same attitude at the highest levels of government is anarchy. If that's what they want - bring it on.