Parliament returned in August – did not your flesh creep?

I typed the following post last evening, but left it in draft after realizing that blind rage was driving me. After some minor editing and removal of a paragraph on Osborne’s statement on his mismanagement of the economy, and the addition of the final paragraph, it sums up my personal feelings of last evening and a wakeful night, therefore I am posting it here, this morning.

It was uncanny seeing them all come back in the middle of August, without the impact of the Party Conferences, to first remind us of just how loathsome and obnoxious these supposed specimens of our countrymen and women really are. The MPs I mean, I did not get to see anything from the House of Lords nor check Hansard for their debate.

I occasionally flicked from the business news programmes to the Parliament Channel to watch these expense-accruing and money-counting, non-entities, posture over the riots, which as the better-informed public well knows, have been coming their way for years, as a direct result of these MPs’ greed, incompetence, ignorance and hypocrisy. Nothing any of them said cut any ice on the social unrest, nothing worth repeating is yet available from Hansard, linked here.

These morons and worse, some of whom such as Vaz, even appearing on TV to witter, as if they had the first idea of what occurs in the nation that they have destroyed, almost invoked in me a strong urge to vomit.

Apart from the criminal masterminds behind the rioting, many of the uneducated,  lost and mindless looters, appear from court reports, to have been carried away on the impulse of the moment. Our politicians, (who have created the society in which so many of Britain’s unschooled people are now condemned to spend out their lives of misery, relieved mainly by alcohol, fast food and all too often illegal substances,) are altogether on a much lower level of humanity. Their performance in the House of Commons yesterday, fittingly led by the boorish and hypocritical Prime Minister, thoroughly disgusted me. Fifteen months has he been in supposed ‘power‘, fifteen months in which he has achieved nothing meaningful, nor even made any attempt so to do.


(This post was first published on Ironies Too 12/08/11)

7 comments for “Parliament returned in August – did not your flesh creep?

  1. Rossa
    August 13, 2011 at 11:07 am

    And all MPs recalled to Parliament when they are on holiday can claim the cost of their return journey on expenses.

    No wonder they were so keen to be there!

    • August 14, 2011 at 5:28 am

      There was a rumour going round Twitter that, the instant they were recalled, they began calling the expenses claim office…

  2. cuffleyburgers
    August 13, 2011 at 11:34 am

    I hold no brief for Cameron (au contraire, Blackadder) but do credit the tories at least with the making the right noises and starting to tackle critical issues such as education and welfare in the face of deeply entrenched opposition in the civil service and the media (Beeb).

    Obviously there are many more areas where his performance has been lamentable…

    • Lord T
      August 13, 2011 at 3:24 pm

      He is making the right noises now when the cameras are here and he knows it is what we want to hear but let us revisit this in two months and consider what has happened. The appeals will be in then, the sentences reduced and we will be back to feeling sorry of them and back to more of the same.

      We need to keep the pressure up. Let us keep this in the media and keep them informed of what we consider important. Of course tougher justice from goverment doesn’t really fit in with MPs early releases so they need to be careful.

      • August 14, 2011 at 5:29 am

        I concur with Lord T – he’s making the right noises now, but I’ll still wait for the action to actually materialise.

  3. john in cheshire
    August 13, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    I think we should buy ourselves a gun. One each, that is.

    • August 14, 2011 at 5:30 am

      It’s interesting to speculate what might have happened if more ordinary citizens had been able to protect themselves, instead of relying on a police force that, frankly, proved itself not up to the job in the first 24 hours…

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