There is something extremely wrong. It is palpable, something like an ectoplasm. If Cameron et al want the UK to be subject to rule by the EU Elite, in circumstances where UK objections to EU policies have again and again been overruled, and in circumstances where Ministers have not had the foggiest idea what is going on (remembering Soubry and Article 20 of the TPD), does that not show that Cameron et al have some allegiance which is superior to their allegiance to the People of the UK? We can defend our shore against invasion as we did in WW2. We need no lessons from the Elite of the EU. The fact that the Elite of the EU failed to anticipate such an invasion is irrelevant to The People of the UK. Continental Europe cooked its own goose. It has nothing to do with our island nation.
There are only two significant political parties in the UK – Labour and Tories. That is it. LibDems arose for a while, but are now devastated. There are tiny numbers of greens, UKIPs and independents. Tiny numbers. Labour and Tory reign supreme. The others do not matter one jot nor one tickle.
There is a sadness. That sadness is that both of the Big Parties were infiltrated by powerful, special interest, wealthy entities years and years ago. I’m sure that Cameron is a decent chap, but he is no longer a person in control of himself. On the one hand, he has said in Parliament that he thinks that ecigs are great, but on the other hand he has made no statement that he will not implement the new TPD, despite its potential destruction of the ecig market. In fact, he permitted the stupidity of PP.
Smokers have to behave like Christians in ancient Rome. Just ignore the blandishment of the corrupt, self-aggrandising apparatchiks. We don’t give a shit about laws, since they are oppressive. Excessive tobacco taxes are, in themselves, oppressive. There is no need for them.
Politicians have lost our trust, if they ever had it, because they have been complicit in promulgating FEAR among the people. That is outrageous. The idea that the Government might have a ‘one size fits all’ “obesity strategy” fills one’s mind with horror. It is easy to see what this ‘strategy’ will consist of. It will be more taxes. It will be as simple as that.
The reason is that it is not possible for the Government to stop people eating to excess. It cannot be done. So, if the Gov wants to be seen to be doing something, it must raise taxes. That is all it can do.
The Big Parties must re-think. Government must be forced to downsize. The first causalities must be academics who have shown that they are wasting taxpayers’ and student funds by their politicaling. Those academics are paid to teach.
I do not know what basic principles politicians accept. Doctors and Judges have their oaths, but politicians seem to have no such.
This theme needs more thought.