Wednesday, 28 November 2007

A Service to the Country

The gall and utter shamelessness of some of our politicians surpasses my cynicism. I find it barely credible that they should use evidence of their own corruption in matters of funding as reason to call for the extortion of money from the public purse to pay for their rotten political clubs. That said, if tomorrow, by some miracle, the meaning of honour and shame were suddenly to dawn on them, I should gladly dip into my own purse to buy for each of them a pistol and a little room where they might spend a few moments alone, there for the first time to act in true and beneficial service to their country.

3 comments:

Pietr said...

Maybe that's why they banned pistols.

Anthony said...

Quite so. "Some politicians are already using the current political donations scandal (to the Labour Party this time) to advocate more party funding by us taxpayers. The argument seems to be that political parties are unable to raise honestly and legally as much money as they want, so taxpayers must find the money for them. Of course, this could be applied to others who have the same problem, such as burglars, muggers, pickpockets and confidence tricksters. Perhaps it would reduce crime if we gave them all taxpayers' money": http://anthonytuffin.blogspot.com/

Anthony said...

Quite so. "Some politicians are already using the current political donations scandal (to the Labour Party this time) to advocate more party funding by us taxpayers. The argument seems to be that political parties are unable to raise honestly and legally as much money as they want, so taxpayers must find the money for them. Of course, this could be applied to others who have the same problem, such as burglars, muggers, pickpockets and confidence tricksters. Perhaps it would reduce crime if we gave them all taxpayers' money": http://anthonytuffin.blogspot.com/