March 2nd, 2009

12 Good Men & True

Posted in Not the Job by 200

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?

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5 comments

  1. Blueknight says:

    Harriet Harman appears to be saying that she does not want to follow the rule of law if she does not agree with it.
    Tells you all you need to know.

    March 2nd, 2009 at 21:38

  2. john says:

    The phrase should read: The Court of Public Opinion That Suits Us.

    If the public opinion means they cannot do what they want then it can go suck an egg !

    [Sorry, didn't notice the video on your site....I usually do not have the bandwidth to watch, and have to wait while it gets buffered !]

    March 3rd, 2009 at 08:45

  3. Fee says:

    I agree! His pension is a damn disgrace, and he’s got a bare-faced cheek accepting it – but they’ll have a hell of a job removing it. Do they think he’s stupid enough NOT to have this written into a cast-iron contract? He didn’t get where he is by making mistakes with his own money – just other people’s.

    March 3rd, 2009 at 14:58

  4. Plodnomore says:

    Isn’t Harridan Harperson the subject of an internal enquiry into overblagging of expenses (not to be confused with Jaqui Spliff)? And isn’t it a coincidence that she makes this announcement on the day that her enquiry was about to be made public. In any case, when a member of this Government makes a statement about people receiving monies which should not be due to them, I automatically think of the words ‘Pot’, ‘Kettle’ and ‘Black’. If your HR department contacted you and said that because you had not arrested the average quota per office in the last 3 years of your service and your pension commutation was to be reduced by 75%, would you accept that and think, “Yes, they have a point.”

    March 3rd, 2009 at 22:17

  5. Tony F says:

    This morning, on the radio, a question was posed about a theoretical employer of 600+ persons. A list of criminal/immoral crimes that these people had committed or were being investigated for was amazing. You do realise whom this shower of lying shit are?

    March 4th, 2009 at 20:12

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