I have just been reading the Telegraph’s little scamper through the colossal waste of money the last Labour Government were responsible for. If you were a district councillor responsible for this you would have been quite rightly surcharged.
However if you are a government minister you can hit the cheque book with no concern for tomorrow, because you are not accountable for it and will be most likely dead when the reckoning comes.
Lord Anthony Blair will have been dead for nearly twenty years by the time our children have finished paying for their disastrous thirteen years financially drunk in charge of the economy.
In the seventeen century as well as posthumous awards the Crown had posthumous accountability as well.
Cromwell and other regicides who died before the Restoration were disinterred, strung up at Tyburn, their bodies thrown into the common pit, beheaded, parboiled and put on the end of a pike visible to all who passed for the next twenty years.
Now, whilst tempted, I am not advocating this as a suitable punishment, but lets not also get tempted into dishing out honours to Blair, Brown and the other bloke who has just taken over the Labour Party, Ed Balls.
Chilcot is a pretty poor alternative for Blair been held to account for his time in office.
Much of the problem is that we have not solved the problem of the Duomonarchy we live under.
Lets forget that we live in a representative democracy, we don’t. 21% of the available vote was enough to secure a seat for Labour, the winner whose name I have already forgotten has toddled of to Westminster to be ignored by both the front bench and the opposition front bench, until she is required as lobby fodder to do her duty by the party.
We have a Royal Monarchy consisting of one woman who makes all the decisions, the police, army and judges swear allegiance to her and she has a coterie of family and friends who are in a pecking order called the Court.
Then there is the Civil Monarchy consisting of one man who makes all the decisions because he has more lobby fodder than the other pretender to the throne, and he is backed up by a coterie of old schools chums and sound friends who make up his Court.
Behind this is the real power base the unelected, unaccountable, spend now somebody else will pay, executive.
You lot, the great British public do not count, neither do your sons and daughters just starting work, and their unborn infants who will have to contribute to this disaster. You are required just to pay and pay and pay and pay. Its called mortgaging the future.
There is only one set of people responsible for this unholy mess and that is the British Public, that are apathetic, cowed and are playing the victim to the State’s Marquis De Sade.
The State exists because it promises to protect us from all ills, except it cannot. The State cannot even effectively defend your homes from marauding foreigners as it do in 1940 because Labour lost financial control of the Ministry of Defence, Education and Health.
To which the soon to be ex leader of the Labour Party said-
He acknowledged there were certain failings in the way in which the Labour government ran the economy, notably in terms of their lax regulation of the banks.
“But he absolutely refuses to admit spending was not under proper control, saying national debt was at a low level and the deficit was running at a low level before the banking crisis.
He was in the Treasury as well as his successor ! Both deficit deniers to a man. The moral and economic equivalent of sticking your head in the sand and shouting I cannot see it.
The Head of the CBI is saying there is no coherent Business Strategy, the repaying of the PFI disaster is dependent of Britain having real jobs making things and being involved in trade, not faux government jobs.
He is right, there has to be low taxes and a favourable investment climate to provide real jobs for our educated people. I would argue that the massive State is obstructing that aim, and threatens us with becoming the North European Tunisia.
Interesting Times !