Friday, June 25, 2010

Not very civil

Apparently, Tom Harris MP has encountered some civil servants and doesn't particularly like what he sees.
The British civil service, eh? Makes you proud…

Well, yes, Tom. Which is why we don't want to be subject to their every whim.

But the government that you were a member of has increased their power immensely. If you—a politician!—think that the civil service is incompetent and clueless, why the bloody hell did you keep passing vast wads of legislation that gave them ever more power over us proles?

Oh, yeah: because it's one rule for the plebs and another for our Lords and Masters...

Moron.

P.S. By the way, Tom, I have to point out that—as far as I am concerned—the more that MPs suffer, the better.

And if you and your colleagues are feeling sorry for yourselves, just remember that—had we engaged in the sort of massive fraud that MPs took part in—we would be trying to avoid picking up the soap in the prison showers right now.

Consider yourselves lucky.

5 comments:

truths33k3r said...

If MPs invested as much energy, and displayed as much attention to detail to the myriad of issues that affect the taxpayers, as they display towards their expenses pain, then we may be in a much better place.

I have never seen any of them as outraged when discussing the abuses meted out on the working poor, or innocents abroad that we are bombing.

Anonymous said...

Didn't Churchill say it all:

"No longer civil; no longer servants"

JuliaM said...

I'm a little disappointed in Tom; he has been, up until now, one of the better Labour MPs.

Pogo said...

@JuliaM: ...he has been, up until now, one of the better Labour MPs.

Damning with faint praise... Rather like saying "one of the less malodorous turds"..?

Anonymous said...

a turd is still a turd is still .....