Whither the Curajus State?

And candidly, we need to change government. But there is no mechanism to do so. And no effective opposition to replace the shambles we have.

If there’s no one out there capable of doing anything then how can we have a Curajus State ?

13 thoughts on “Whither the Curajus State?”

  1. We do have a mechanism to change government. A general election.
    Last few times the same party has won but its a mechanism to change government. Or not. As the voters decide.

    Agreed there is no effective opposition. Perhaps need better candidates to stand for parties next time?
    We are due a general election in 2022, possibly we’ll have on in less than 6 months.

    What are the odds MPs will vote themselves out of a job?

  2. Seems to believe that the various powers that Parliament has to chuck out a government is not a mechanism to chuck out a government.

  3. And candidly, we need to change government. But there is no mechanism to do so.

    The sheer brass balls to write that crap. A self-described ‘expert’. Has our public space ever been so squalid as this?

  4. I am available as a benevolent dictator.

    My policies:
    Negotiate Brexit like Trump (today he has offered the EU free trade if they have the co*ones).
    Design and implement a genuine immigration policy (alright not just any old one, but any policy would be better than what we have now).
    Prepare like mad for a non-agreement with the EU.
    A cross-party Royal Commision to propose a new pact for the NHS to deliver better results. It goes nowhere? Then I get to decide (that’s the dictator bit 🙂
    Eliminate company tax (the EU will love that, Tim too)
    Send Owen Jones as ambassador to Venezuela.

    Salary: £1.500 per month and expenses (I’m not totally daft).
    Pension: £20,000 per month until Stormy Daniels sends me to an early grave.

    Lordy, those first two glasses of wine went down well!

  5. There’s government, and there’s the government.

    Widmerpool references the former, although I don’t credit him with sufficient of anything to assume he made the distinction.

    So. We can change the government – as has been observed, by elections.

    But do we change government by doing so? Or, if I were being a portentous prat, by so doing.

    Although I doubt Widmerpool has alighted on this analysis, I would candidly, and twelfthly, suggest that he’s right (almost certainly without realising it) inasmuch as, currently, we cannot get rid of the permanent civil service.

    Honestly, I’d line up the mandarins against the wall even before I did the pols.

  6. Today I read that Northern Europe has a shortage of animal feed, that silage is going straight into the mouths of the animals being farmed, so potential shortages next winter as feed isn’t put away.
    Then I read that Trump is subsidising US exporters of food ( most of which is fungible with animal feed ) to the tune of $12bn.
    If we lived in a market economy we would have some of that cheap stuff from the US to tide us over, but anti-trade cuntmistress Commissioner Malmstrom will obfuscate. EU institutions, they’re certainly not for the people.

  7. “And candidly, we need to change government. But there is no mechanism to do so.”

    Ah. That thorny EU democratic deficit issue again…

  8. One might also say, M’Lud, get a government does what it promised to get elected. One distinctly remembers a Fish Faced Cow stating that “Brexit means Brexit”. And has spent the time since the election contriving a Brexit means anything but Brexit.

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