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 Post subject: The circus elephant in the room
PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:33 pm 
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The future of Europe's economy hangs in the balance and our MPs have been debating circus animals this afternoon. Go figure.

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 Post subject: Re: Writing themselves out of the script
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Richard, I think you are being a little harsh. As with the complexities of global warming/cooling/stasis/pig trough/finance/.... you mock our Parliament when it rubber stamps anything that sounds popular but doesn't really understand. Perhaps we get one of the poor dears to propose a 500% increase in the number of lamp posts for central London and an increase in EU hemp (rope) subsidies.

Thinking about it - we could have an EURerf competition to propose the "bill to kill". One that the those in the bubble couldn't resist (it's green, it's popular - what could go wrong) but would ultimately result in their own demise as the Khmer Verte repossess the Cameron family (lottery win each year) windmill farm.

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 Post subject: Re: Writing themselves out of the script
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And there was me thinking that you were interested in the fate of elephants Richard, particularly in an enclosed space.

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 Post subject: Re: Elephant in the circus
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Even a stalwart council-house boy MP with a backbone can't know everything...so he may have, as Richard oft & quaintly puts it, paraded his ignorance but he at least has the internal scaffolding so many others lack...a good man, maybe, to have on one's side. Life is a learning process, whatever one's knowledge.

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 Post subject: Re: Elephant in the circus
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I wonder when they find out they only sit out their time.
It must be frustrating to find out they have no legislative power anymore and only perform the role of a surrogate cabinet to keep up the illusion of democracy.

This is unbelievable.


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 Post subject: Re: Elephant in the circus
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permanentexpat wrote:
Even a stalwart council-house boy MP with a backbone can't know everything...so he may have, as Richard oft & quaintly puts it, paraded his ignorance but he at least has the internal scaffolding so many others lack...a good man, maybe, to have on one's side. Life is a learning process, whatever one's knowledge.



These are our legislators ... our representatives ... our MPs ... we're not paying them to go to college for learning experiences ... they should know these things.

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 Post subject: Re: Writing themselves out of the script
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And there was me thinking that you were interested in the fate of elephants Richard, particularly in an enclosed space.


Good thinking boiling frogman ... post title now modified.

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 Post subject: Re: Elephant in the circus
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The elephant in the room? Well yes, although I was looking at all those empty seats in the HoC. The MPs not in the house is the flip side of this. I wonder what the running costs per hour of the HoC is?


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 Post subject: Re: Elephant in the circus
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To quote from the blog post AND the House of Commons speech
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David Cameron would look upon it "dimly"
.....maybe that is because he is extremely dim.


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 Post subject: Re: Elephant in the circus
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From the article in the DT linked the other day

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/econ ... reece.html

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In the House of Commons, yesterday Mr Cameron was again quizzed on Britain's commitments to Greece and he repeated that Britain would not be involved in a new bailout package.
Andrew George, the Liberal Democrat MP for St Ives told Mr Cameron that Britain could help Greece by returning the Pathenon Marbles to Athens.


Clearly, returning the Elgin Marbles would make a significant difference to the multi billion debt crisis .........

Circus animals and the Elgin Marbles. Nice to know our elected representatives have such a grip on affairs and get to the crux of matters of moment with such aplomb. Much apart from the Elgin Marbles there are a few marbles closer home they've lost and should worry about.


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 Post subject: Re: Elephant in the circus
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Will Cameron do a U turn on this vital issue ? PDT_Armataz_01_23


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They still know how to teach stupidity and to teach an appetite for cruelty at Eton. Cameron is proof of that. PDT_Armataz_01_10


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 Post subject: Re: Elephant in the circus
PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:52 pm 
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"And how desperately sad it is that not a single MP was bright enough to spot that elephant - not in the room but, rather appropriately, in the circus."

Shouldn't that read "not in the circus but in the room"?


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 Post subject: Re: Elephant in the circus
PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 12:00 am 
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permanentexpat wrote:
Even a stalwart council-house boy MP with a backbone can't know everything...so he may have, as Richard oft & quaintly puts it, paraded his ignorance but he at least has the internal scaffolding so many others lack...a good man, maybe, to have on one's side. Life is a learning process, whatever one's knowledge.



These are our legislators ... our representatives ... our MPs ... we're not paying them to go to college for learning experiences ... they should know these things.
...but they don't, Richard, and neither, with a handful of exceptions does the bulk of our legislature.
That they share in common with the major part of the electorate which sees & hears contradictory sound-bires coming so fast & furiously that it's impossible to sort out the sheeples from the goatles. We, the sheeples, are only partly aware that we are being royally shafted but we cannot put our finger on solutions clouded with smoke, mirrors & mysteriously emptying purses.
This blog tells it how it is...but the great unwashed still listens to & reads the MSM...and will applaud that MP for standing up for the elephants.

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