A singularly unobservant journalist

The WEP is resolutely neither leftwing nor rightwing but non-partisan. Its one and only aim is, as it says on the tin, a better deal for women in politics, education, business, jobs, pensions, childcare and the media.

“It was the only way to do it,” said Mayer, “and easier for me because although I’m from a leftwing background, I’ve covered politics for 30 years as a journalist. I’ve never worked on the assumption that politicians are all in it for themselves. I’ve never bought into the idea of the evil, self-serving politician that occupies one side or the other because interestingly enough, although there are a few people like that, I have met many dedicated people on both sides who are in politics for the right reasons.”

There ain’t a single one of ’em who isn’t in it for themselves.

7 thoughts on “A singularly unobservant journalist”

  1. So Much For Subtlety

    There ain’t a single one of ’em who isn’t in it for themselves.

    Sure. But to steal an idea from Milton Freidman, the problem is we have dismantled the system that made their successful careers a result of benefiting us. We cannot hold them to account as we used to.

    We will never get politicians who are not in it for themselves. But we should be able to find a way to make their profit depend on making Britain a better place.

  2. So Much For Subtlety

    The WEP is resolutely neither leftwing nor rightwing but non-partisan. Its one and only aim is, as it says on the tin, a better deal for women in politics, education, business, jobs, pensions, childcare and the media.

    This is the single most unobservant thing. There may have been a time when issues concerning women were bipartisan or at least could be seen that way. No more. Now anyone who talks about better deals for women really mean they hate White heterosexual males and so are relentlessly on the Left.

    Naturally people on the left can’t see that. As bias on the left is like water to a fish.

  3. All politicians are in it for themselves.

    Think about it. You have to have a real sense of self importance and arrogance to believe that your views and opinions are so right that the public should be you in charge and obey your orders and follow the laws that you create.

    Added to that is their sense of entitlement to be rewarded for their diligent service and hard work.

    Just look at the Tony Blair. He genuinely be lives that he was right about everything that he did and that the world owes him a fortune as a reward for the work that he did.

  4. “We cannot hold them to account as we used to.”

    I’d say; we could once hold politicians to account, is as big a myth as one-titted Amazon archers. It’s the advent & intrusiveness of the internet, has given us a glimpse of what they’re up to & has provided a means of holding them to account. Paul Staines’ Guido Fawkes site, for instance. The established media are far too chummy with the pols ever to do much in the way of holding them to account. Why the odd times in the past, they’ve done so, assume such historic prominence.

  5. ‘The WEP is resolutely neither leftwing nor rightwing but non-partisan. Its one and only aim is, as it says on the tin, a better deal for women in politics, education, business, jobs, pensions, childcare and the media.’

    WEP is free to give a better deal to its women. Problem is, they want to force everyone else to, which, of course, makes them left wing. They also want to be able to define what “a better deal” is. Fascist pigs, they are.

  6. “Its one and only aim is, as it says on the tin, a better deal for women in politics, education, business, jobs, pensions, childcare and the media.”
    “‘I’ve never bought into the idea of the evil, self-serving politician that occupies one side or the other because interestingly enough, although there are a few people like that, I have met many dedicated people on both sides who are in politics for the right reasons.'”
    The definitions a person attaches to “better” and “right” are practically the determinative factors of “leftwing” and “rightwing”.

  7. Bloke in Costa Rica

    “resolutely neither leftwing nor rightwing” Yeah, right. Any organization not explicitly right-wing sooner or later becomes left-wing. Conquest’s 2nd Law.

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