I’ve decided that if ever I am suspected of a crime or a moral faux par, I want to be tried by the Court of Public Opinion rather than a court of law. I have more faith that said court would act on what is right & proper rather than what is the favoured polictically correct motive of the day, and if I had done it, at least I’d get a decent sentence.
Harriet Harman, Deputy Labour Leader – and therefore someone you’d expect to be singing from the same hymn sheet as the rest of the party aparatchiks – stated yesterday that Sir Fred Shyster, some bank executive who presided over the bank’s loss of a million, trillion, quintilion squidly-diddlies, was not going to get his pension, not no-how, not if the government has anything to do with it.
Not that the government will have anything to do with it, since he probably got his pension quite legally according to the laws & constituitions of said money-swallowing operation.
Even Gordy appears to be talking down Ms Harman’s blethoring rhetoric. It really does beggar belief that such a high-ranking member of the government can talk such utter bloody nonsense (actually, cancel that, it’s situation normal), and believe the public will swallow it hook, line & sinker.
If the Court of Public Opinion is such an important arbiter of government policy, how come we went to war in Iraq? Why are so many foreigners allowed into the country & why was capital punishment abolished?
I don’t suppose for a moment it would have anything to do with saying what they think the public wants to hear & cashing in on the short term capital, at all?