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Wednesday, 29 April 2015

A talk I attended at the British Academy about hung Parliaments



This is something I know that he likes to say and I find his complacency infuriating. There will come a time when our luck runs out and lenders stop lending to us because they know we are being run by clueless lunatics or the unbelievably complacent.

http://www.civilserviceworld.com/articles/interview/people-need-be-ready-longer-coalition-talks-peter-hennessy-interviews-former

I just want to feel well-governed. Listening to Prime Minister's Question Time is not hearing the clamorous voices of liberty, as Peter Hennessy says, but seeing that those who are supposed to be governing you wasting their time and energy putting on a show for themselves that you have no wish to see because it depressing, confusing, boring and pointless.

The one question I wanted to ask them all was "Wouldn't it just be easier if we just had a one party state? We already have a de facto one party state, we might as well have a de jure one.

Ancient Athens and Republican Rome were effectively one-party states, weren't they?

We also know how Athens destroyed itself too. The Athenian equivalent of NATO and/or the EU was of course the Delian League.

Why can't the political classes devote their time and energy talking about real issues of government rather than sweeping them under the carpet and playing around with the rules?

Democracy has not been good for Britain when you think how much it has lost as a consequence of of the operation of democracy, explained at http://thevoiceofreason-ann.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/poppy-mania-day-prevents-any-rational.html

The enemies of society are sluts and socialists, the enemies of the British Plaid Cymru, the SNP and the English Democrats

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