compassion, collaboration & cooperation iN transistion
Peter Osborne Telegraph PIECE rapidly approaches and
[IT] IS salutary to think that ALL of the problems which
the Conservative Party are facing today derive from
that self-same arrogant view of Mr Osborne’s, that
politics belongs only to a gilded, professional elite.
Nothing of course could be further from the truth,
and no wonder Conservative members and supporters
are turning away in disgust.
Never forgetting since my soul-mate Linnie and I were
married on the 4th April 1968 • because that was the
last date possible that any couple could claim the
married allowance tax rebate • [IT] has been the
absolute case that EVERY political party that has been
elected to power has adopted the DO AS I SAY NOT
WHAT I DO mindset, including the "BURGERS" of the
EEC, who have now transmogrified into the arrogant
European Commission, following the Maastricht and
Lisbon Treaties and N•O•W propose to establish a
UNITED STATES of EUROPE in accordance with their
This ALL spells out the consequences of one of the more
malign developments in British public life: the rise of the
expert. Unfortunately, the poverty of vision articulated
by the Chancellor Mr. George Osbourne and ALL of
those involved in the process of politics, stretches far
wider than politics. Policing, to give one example, is no
longer just about solving crime.
As recent events have shown, the Police Federation has
become a powerful lobby group, and one, moreover, that
is malevolently contemptuous of the public interest and
even at times (it would appear) opposed to the rule of law.
Christopher Martin‑Jenkins was such a wonderful and
truthful broadcaster. His quiet, unassuming and lucid
commentary, informed by his own Christian beliefs and
sense of place, was in its way an expression of a world
view and a philosophy. That is why the BBC needs to
think long and hard on what made him so good at his
job. And not just the BBC – the political guild has
plenty to learn too.
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