Wednesday, 3 November 2010

MPs Lack A Deficit In The Brain Department

Our elected representatives would like to present us with the image that they are wise, well-informed, and cerebal - yet forget to mention, or acknowledge (except at election time), that their entire existence and lifestyle is funded by the taxpayer. What they obviousy also do not wish to acknowledge is that the one brain cell, with which they were born. has gone 'AWOL'.

Consider the 'Business of the House' for the last two days:

Tuesday 2nd November 2010:

Cheques Bill - First reading - Mr David Ward

Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill - Report stage (Day 2)
Terrorist Asset-Freezing etc. Bill [HL] - First reading


Oral Questions
Health, including Topical Questions
Urgent Question
Prisoners (Voting Rights)
Urgent Question
Defence Treaties (France)
Ten Minute Rule Motion
Cheques - Mr David Ward
Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill - Third reading
Government policy on the information provided to women prior to a request for a termination 
of pregnancy - Nadine Dorries
Wednesday 3rd November 2010:
Oral Questions
12pmPrime Minister's Question Time
Speaker's Statement
Higher Education Funding
Ten Minute Rule Motion
Consumer Credit (Regulation and Advice) - Stella Creasy
Report of the Bloody Sunday Inquiry
Effect on businesses of proposed changes to employment law - Julian Smith

These poor saps cannot realise that, if they continue to 'shut their eyes' to the
effects of our continued membership of the European Union their own status
- and the building in which they sit - will be unnecessary as all* this will be 
administratively 'overseen' by the Committee of the Regions, (and do please note
that when clicking on the English version - you still get it in French!) by means 
of MAAs? Of course, we have not seen any mention for the repeal of these
bodies by the Coalition - what they have done is to 'introduce'  
Local Enterprise Partnerships (which replace the Regional Development 
Associations) and which will, no doubt, oversee the imposition of MAAs.

As an aside, I always wondered why that dipstick Francis Maude had been
included in Cameron's Cabinet - now I realise it was so that Cameron could
not be accused of not having told us about his journey up the garden path!

* Wise up people - 'They' won't need the Scottish Parliament, the Welsh
Assembly, or an English Parliament (over which so many are getting their
proverbial 'knickers in a twist') - we are going to be 'Regionalised'. 

'NUTS' and "The framing of EU regional policies" - anyone?


Anonymous said...

They just don’t get it, WfW.

I don’t know what it will take to make the connection – Romans marching up the road? – horn-helmeted Vikings? – a Panzer division clanking through the hedgerows?

BTW, I’ve always thought that someone, somewhere was taking the pee (someone sneeringly infantile like Richard Corbett) when they came up with the acronym NUTS – I always wondered whether it was a little dig at a certain American reply to a German call to surrender at the Battle of the Bulge.

(Sorry, I’ve just mentioned the war, but I think I got away with it)

Mark Wadsworth said...

"Lack a deficit" or "have a deficit"?

Witterings From Witney said...

BJ Well, as you no doubt know the letters from from the French.....just ironic that it 'translates' so well in English!

MW, I stand corrected again!