Monday, 14 June 2010

Ook ook

With all due reference to Terry Pratchett for the title.

Or to put it another way pay peanuts and get monkeys.

Now I would ask you to bear with me and read this to the end
- because I suspect on face value you aren't gonna like it.

This is about our members of parliament.

The mother of parliaments etc etc

Now - are you proud of them? Ah no I thought not.

So we have 650 or so of the people who CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
particularly in this era of no one having control of the commons etc etc

So - do we have the best possible minds there - well in some senses we do.

We have a number of M.P.s (and P.M.s) who are of independent means - and fair play
to them - I have no problem with them working in public life - but - does that mean we
have a HOUSE full of the best minds - of course not.

I don't know where you are but it seems to me that 65K plus expenses in London in 2010
is NOT going to get you the best - good yes - the best - NO!!!

And for fucks sake we need the best - there are only 600+ of them - given that the GDP of the UK
is 1.whatever Trillion pounds what we pay them is of zero significance to the country in reality.

So - here is the bit you are not going to like.

I propose that from AFTER the next election we pay all M.P.s 10 times average salary.

So at the moment that would be around 220K as far as I can tell.

Yes that's a lot of money - but -
1) It would get the BEST minds going for it because there would be no finanacial reason for almost anyone to to work elsewhere.

2) It would give them a cracking incentive to get the average salary up.

So - please - think for a minute before you rip my head off.

Is it SUCH a stupid idea?

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Oy vey

Now I must declare an interest here
I am Jewish, although by no means a committed Zionist

Please read on.

Oh my dear deity what a fuck up - and just to confuse, in international waters
(apparently allowed if you are running a legitimate blockade).

Right - Israel needs to try to stop the rockets - so they need to blockade Gaza -
but why oh why oh why did they shut the border - take a look - all ok - let it through.

What's so hard about that?

Sometimes I do wonder if they have the brains they were born with.
And I have met one or two Israeli politicians and they can be fearsomely bright.

Now Turkey is threatening to send it's Navy with the next convoy

My crystal ball says it's gonna end in tears.