Monday, 13 September 2010

A Profund Effect

Nick Clegg writes that 5 year fixed-term parliaments will have a profound effect and lead to greater stability in our political system.

If local authority councillor's term of office only run for four years then should not those of an MP? All things considered, local authorities implement rules handed down by central government as do MPs implement rules handed down by Brussels - where is the difference?

On the question of our political system, when will the Coalition begin to fulfill their aim - outlined in the Foreward to their 'manifesto' - of being regarded with admiration and not anger?

Just a couple of thoughts........

3 comments:

James Higham said...

Rhetorical question, I see.

Trooper Thompson said...

I'm sure in the Agreement of the People, Lilburne's draft constitutional settlement, there were fixed terms of two years, and no one could sit for more than one term in a row. That'd keep the bastards on a short leash.

What I believe we should remember, is that if the bastards weren't interferring in every minor aspect of our lives, they wouldn't have much to do. If we repealed the mountain of unnecessary, unwanted legislation, they'd only have a minor tinker here and there to perform, and could all bugger off home for most of the year - and we wouldn't have to pay 'em.

Witterings From Witney said...

All for that TT and perhaps they are but an admin centre for the EU, as are local authorities for government, perhaps they should get the same level of remuneration?