A few good articles this morning. Below are a couple that are well worth a read: The first, three posts from Prodicus highlighting the slick and slimey quangocracy and Euro crapocracy and their high-on-the-hog piss-taking; mainly quoting from a great article in last month's issue of The American Spectator: Politics as a Profession by Roger Scruton.
"There is now a well-trodden career path from the politicized NGOs of the left, via the left-leaning quangos, to high office in the Labour Party and thence to the lucrative bureaucracies of the European Union. The Parliamentary Labour Party now consists almost entirely of career politicians who have spent their lives spending other people's money and providing ideological reasons for stealing more of it.""An astonishing example is Baroness Ashton..."; Prodicus reminds us that Baroness Ashton - EU foreign secretary - gets a salary of £313,213 (** 25% more than Obama!) a year not including vast and generous expenses, will get an annual pension of £62,925 after only five or six years and will get moving expenses and a golden handshake of £445,674. Now, being able to get by in a few languages myself I was stunned to read that Ashton is learning French, Scruton writes:
"When our country had control of its foreign relations, a knowledge of French was the first requirement for any position in foreign affairs. Now, it seems, you can reach the very summit of European politics with no qualifications at all."My emphasis in bold mainly because I toyed with the idea of a FCO or similar job when I returned from South America and know what he says was certainly a requirement. Unfuckingbelievable...
(** = Obama's salary is USD400K).
Anyway, the second blog that strikes a cord with me today, from Raedwald on Labour's Institutional Corruption and the fact that it comes as no surprise that the UK has slipped down the Transparency International corruption league; that 'Labour have left the entire public sector institutionally corrupt' with their failed social experiments.
"Until we return this nation to one in which fairness and equity reign, where merit alone, blind of colour, creed, class or sex, is the sole determinant of the benison of employment at the taxpayer's expense, we will languish amongst the corrupt nations of the world."