Saturday, 31 January 2009

Pot Calling The Kettle Black?

It is reported in the Telegraph that The Boy Dave (aka the Rt. Hon. David Cameron, Leader of the Conservative Party) has, in a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, said bankers should face a 'day of reckoning' for their decisions that contributed to the global credit squeeze. Pledging an economic policy focused on "the many not the few," the Tory leader said that his party believes in "capitalism with a conscience" and hinted at more regulation and policies to address what he called the unfairness of the world economy. He has also developed a Tory criticism of big business, calling on companies to be more 'socially responsible'.

So Mr. Cameron, on the basis that principles are important,  let us use your ideas in another area.

How about politicians facing a 'day of reckoning' for their failure to represent the views of their constituents; for giving away a right which was not theirs so to do - namely the right of the people of this country to govern themselves and to decide the laws under which they wish to live?

How about the Conservative Party acknowledging the fact that, were they to form the next government they would be representing the view of 'the many not the few' and therefore, regardless of whether the Lisbon Treaty is ratified or not, the electorate should be given a referendum on our membership of the European Union?

How about MPs became more 'socially responsible' and began voting in the House of Commons on what their constituents views are, which after all is the reason they were elected, rather than toeing the party line in the hope of further personal advancement?

Never mind 'capitalism with a conscience', how about politics with a conscience?

So what do you have to say Mr. Cameron?