Oh, that’s interesting

We are used to political incompetence in the UK. But what we’re not used to is corrupt government. In the UK we believe government is about using power for the common good. In that case using the power of government for self-interest is corrupt. And that’s what’s happening.

So a Labour government that uses power to aid trade unions – which are not the common good but are self-interest – is also corrupt then.

Cool.

11 thoughts on “Oh, that’s interesting”

  1. ‘In the UK we believe government is about using power for the common good.’

    Socialism.

    Not government’s role at all.

  2. All depends on the definition of “common good”. See US definition of “common welfare”.

    The Labour party may well acts in favour of the unions, but by contrast the Conservative party appears to act solely in the interests of the Conservative party.

  3. the Conservative party appears to act solely in the interests of the Conservative party.

    If they did act even partly in the interests of the Conservative party, during the last 10 years they’d have:

    abolished the telly tax
    stopped funding the grauniad
    not elected Theresa May as leader
    purged the civil service
    neutralised the education blob
    ended the green crap
    actually held a bonfire of the quangos rather than just pretending
    or even withdrawn government funding from lefty political charities.

    That they’ve done none of this suggests to me that they’re suffering from some sort of lefty Stockholm syndrome. They’ve certainly not been acting in their own interests, or ours.

  4. There is absolutely no corruption in things like HS2, or new shopping centres, or anything done by the council. None. At all.

  5. BiW
    Perhaps I should have said parliamentary Conservative party. All the the things you mentioned are what Conservative voters want, who don’t matter in the slightest.

  6. New Labour did nothing other than put money on the pockets of its supporters: creating hordes of state non-jobs & legions of quangocrats, boosting wages for its favoured state drones and funnelling billions to lefty lawyers and supportive consultants.

  7. … in order to import a replacement population, which was then, and has since been, and continues to be, imported, MC.

    You forgot that bit.

  8. Recall that Blair and Brown gave the unions millions of tax-payers’ money in the guise of a ‘Modernisation Fund’, much of which was then funneled on to the Labour Party as donations.

  9. That contract to build two aircraft carriers in the shipyard next door to Gordon Brown’s constituency with a clause in the contract that made cancellation of the second cost more than building it. Very much copied from the classic US pork barrel.
    The decision that all public sector jobs had to be advertised in “The Guardian”
    Yes, we are accustomed to corrupt government.

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