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Friday, February 16, 2007

Quote of the Week

"People want honest politics and they are going to get it."

the Rt. HonTony Blair MP
1997 Election Campaign

You think ?

16 comments:

  1. pigtrufflehonkstop16 Feb 2007, 09:18:00

    Blair's wrong. Thing is, he absolutely knew it all along and we should've.

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  2. You can tell when these guys are lying. Their lips move.

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  3. whatswrongwithworld16 Feb 2007, 10:21:00

    Oh dear, oh dear...where did it all go wrong Tony? It will be quite amusing if 'The Misrepresentation of the People Act' is brushed off by the Labour party given this statement.

    "People want honest politics and they are going to get it...well, kind of"

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  4. We should know better by now than to trust statements like that. That holds in general, but particularly with politicians and corporate mouthpieces.

    I was accosted by two survey-types yesterday wanting to know if I'd rather vote for a candidate with a red, yellow or blue ribbon. They were quite surprised when I said that I couldn't care less, and would want to hear the guy's policy pitch before deciding. Unfortunately this is the mindset these guys have. Bread and circusses to keep the masses happy.

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  5. PS. Or lies... whatever gets the job done.

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  6. whatswrongwithworld16 Feb 2007, 10:50:00

    It is really depressing when you think about the extent to which members of the public are manipulated by the 'show' of an election campaign

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  7. shame on you Tony. You were supposed to get us away from Pimp politics and you have been the worst. Shame shame shame.

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  8. He didn't mean from his government... in fact he never said he meant from his government. You stupid people just inferred that he did. He meant that at some point in time, that would happen.

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  9. whatswrongwithworld16 Feb 2007, 12:12:00

    um, why would he say that during his election campaign if he didn't mean that he was going to deliver it? 'Vote for me because some time in the future some other cabinet is going to give you honest politics'...I don't think so.

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  10. How could we ever expect one man to bring honesty to politics? Even if Blair really did intend to try, he could never have succeeded: how could he force every member of his administration to be honest at all times?

    Parliamentary convention requires ministers to resign when they are found to have lied (or to have been incompetent), but this can only work if they have the decency to take responsibility for their mistakes.

    Self-regulation will not work in a society where ministers have no shame: we need a legal incentive to keep them straight.

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  11. Ananymous said,
    "Self-regulation will not work in a society where ministers have no shame: we need a legal incentive to keep them straight."

    Here, here. though I think the matter's even more straightforward than that. As per the Manifesto post (http://mo-truth.blogspot.com/2007/02/manifesto-of-sorts.html). It's our sovereignty. We're entitled to legal redress other than at a general election where we're trying to vote in a government on a whole bunch of criteria.

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  12. can you follow this up with a "Prime Minister Sanity Check Bill" bill please?

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  13. what is the Law as regards the mental health of the Premier?

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  14. Not Lord Goldsmith16 Feb 2007, 18:46:00

    Anonymous said...
    "what is the Law as regards the mental health of the Premier?"

    What's the difference. Even if you could section him there aren't any spaces/beds/wards/warders/institutes. Come to think of it. Even if you passed the Act, made it a criminal offence and successfully proosecuted TB, you couldn't put him inside cos there's no cells/beds etc...

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  15. whatswrongwithworld said...
    um, why would he say that during his election campaign if he didn't mean that he was going to deliver it? 'Vote for me because some time in the future some other cabinet is going to give you honest politics'...I don't think so.

    12:12

    Yes, thats exactly what he meant and has done with other things, WMD's for example.......

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