Promoting the Incompetent

I read somewhere today Jeremy Hunt is fed up with being Sec of State for Health, after six years in the job. I do not know why, since he could have requested a change when May reshuffled after the Gen Elec. Anyway, it is rumoured that Anne Milton MP might replace him.

Ha! Ha ha! Ha Ha Ha! When she was last a junior minister, she was sacked for sheer incompetence – actually removed from Government. She was given a position in the whips office, but it is rumoured she wept bucket-loads of tears when she was dismissed. So how the hell does she wheedle her way into favour again? It beats me. Perhaps the sacked Health Minister, Soubry (the one who thought that ecigs had been removed from the TPD) will also be resurrected. Perhaps this has something to do with it:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/01/01/theresa-may-considers-reshuffle-promotions-seven-female-ministers/

Incompetence is not important – gender is. Experience and skill are not important – gender is.

Of course, the Telegraph article might be ‘fake news’. It mentions seven possible promotions. It may be that May intends only four promotions. So that would be OK then. Only four females who know bugger all about the ministries involved.

There again, Maybe Theresa May is something of a King (or Queen?). Her objective might be to remove potential opponents and replace them with compliant substitutes. Why not? She has her own ‘cabinet’ of advisors. “Who will rid me of this (these) troublesome priest (priests)?” comes to mind. Perhaps she does not care that her days are numbered. Are not the days of all PMs numbered? How many have lasted for more than a few years in the past couple of decades?

What I find very annoying is that really important UK issues are not important in that scenario. Only personal advancement matters. Thus, platitudes abound, such as the effect of SHS in pubs. Former MPs do not give a shit that their platitudes and votes for the smoking ban destroyed many pubs and created isolation and morbidity (in every sense). In our language, the word ‘morbid’ is not essentially associated with physical illness. It is associated with a sort of depression:

From the Cambridge dictionary:

The fact of being too interested in unpleasant subjects, especially death:

“She remembered her dead brother without morbidity.”

Only recently has the Medical Profession purloined the word to mean ‘illness’. Perhaps the etymology of the word has something to do with the French word for death: mort.

We have a local election in our ward to elect a Councillor to the Bolton Local Authority. Very few people can be bothered to vote – maybe 20 or 30%. I received a pamphlet from the Tory candidate today. He advised not to vote for any party other than Tory or Labour, because Labour could only be ousted by the Tories. I shall be voting for the UKIP candidate if there is one. Why? Because there is a real possibility of the UKIP candidate being elected, as happened last time. In this case, it is not about the EU – it is about ‘balance of power’. A Tory majority would be just as bad as a Labour majority. Oh, and one of his promises is to prioritise dog poo on the streets. That is quite comical since there are hardly any poops on our streets any more. It is pathetic to isolate dog poo as a serious problem. It may be unsightly, but it is not A SERIOUS PROBLEM.

ASH ET AL are fond of the phrase: “Backward step” They say it as though there is something intrinsically wrong with ‘a backward step’. There is nothing whatever wrong with ‘a backward step’, if you are about to be run down by a motor car.

It is a moot point as to whether Wars are caused by special interest groups manipulating temporary politicians. I mean long-term, established special interest groups, whether they be industrial, political in a wide sense, the very wealthy, or whatever.

So PM May might be about to reshuffle and introduce lots of girls into the cabinet? If she does, she is out of her mind.

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4 Responses to “Promoting the Incompetent”

  1. Timothy Goodacre Says:

    Milton will probably get the job Junican despite being incompetent because she’s a woman. That’s the way it works now.

    • junican Says:

      But why that particular failure? Unless what we consider to be failure is applauded as success by May et al.

  2. Blazeaway Says:

    Criticising the PC tendency to discriminate on the grounds of sex is ‘far right’ according to the BBC.

    I know this because I complained to the BBC about a BBC News report which described former White House advisor Steve Bannon as ‘white supremacist’ and ‘far right’.

    They are defending their claim (which I am now escalating to OFCOM) on the grounds that he is ‘misogynist’ (what does that actually mean?) and that he opposes radical feminism.

    So to be opposed to radical feminism, or to otherwise criticise the PC ‘gender’ agenda, is now far right. Nonsense – but it’s how the BBC is backing up the Left and the politically correct in trying to marginalise and smear a perfectly respectable body of opinion.

    • junican Says:

      Misogynist: ‘a man who hates women or believes that men are much better than women’.
      The problem is ‘generalisation’. There is no doubt that, in some respects, men are better than women, and, in other respects, women are better than men. Men tend to be better lumberjacks and women tend to be better seamstresses. But my belief that that is true does not extend to all activities – ‘generalisation’.
      I agree that the BBC attitude is divisive.

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