Friday, 15 May 2009

Can We Trust the Incompetent?

Depending on your point of view, it's clear that the MPs caught out in the expenses scandal are either borderline criminal or at the very least, incompetent.

After all, the Green Book on claims says clearly
should be wholly, exclusively and necessarily incurred for the performance of a Member's parliamentary duties

I can't see how trouser presses and hanging flower baskets fit in there. Never mind that some of them are paying them back. Never mind that some claims were refused.

What kind of idiot cannot understand -
wholly, exclusively and necessarily incurred for the performance of a Member's parliamentary duties

And yet, these are the same people who claim to have read all 270 pages and 160,000 words of the Lisbon Treaty and tell us it's perfectly fine and nothing to worry about.

Here's what Giuliano Amato said about the Lisbon Treaty in a speech to the Centre of European Reform on the 12th July 2007 -

They decided that the document should be unreadable. If it is unreadable, it is not constitutional, that was the perception... Should you succeed in understanding it at first sight there might be some reason for a referendum because it would mean that there was something new.

Then you have the Belgian Foreign Minister speaking to Flandreinfo on the 3rd July 2007 -

The aim of the Constitutional Treaty was to be more readable; the aim of this (Lisbon) Treaty is to be unreadable... The constitution aimed to be clear, whereas this treaty had to be unclear. It is a success.

So we're expected to believe that MPs who cannot comprehend 13 words guiding expense claims have managed to read, digest and understand 160,000 words of a treaty designed to be unreadable?

And then they decide not to let us have a say in a referendum. Just in case anyone did actually read the thing and understand it I suppose.

We simply cannot trust them.
We simply cannot allow this to continue.

We have a simple solution.

Don't vote for anyone connected to the political machine that has been lying to us for so long. I'm prepared to take my chances with 72 total strangers on June 4th rather than those that have repeatedly demonstrated they can't be trusted.

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