Thursday, 11 November 2010

"And if one green bottle, should accidentally fall..."

Another top blogger is finding the going hard under the coalition:
"Nothing has changed. Nor will it.

The Labour monster was cast out and the dying hydra’s heads are snapping at each other furiously. It’s an amusing sideshow, but it’s of little consequence.

I’m not expecting the burden of taxation to ever be reduced in real terms. We have already been shown what we suspected – that Cameron’s pledges on the EU are meaningless, because Lisbon trumps the need for further legislation or treaty changes. The lights will still be going out before the end of this parliament, thanks to the influence of the Lib Dems on energy policy. I don’t expect to walk into a pub where I can smoke ever again. I don’t expect the police to be reformed for the better. I don’t expect the CPS to be taken in hand. I don’t expect family justice, or the judicial and punitive bias against men to improve. I don’t expect appeasement of radical Islam to decline. I don’t expect the transport system to improve; overcrowding, no new roads, vainglorious rail projects, hellish airports, spiralling costs, penalties and delays.

And a million Prima Donnas are crying about some marginal cuts to their pet projects?"
Sentiments I share...

So take a break, recharge, come back refreshed. We can't afford to lose more good bloggers.

Or hope.

3 comments:

Hexe said...

Nothing has changed... of course not.

You know well that changes happen incrementally until the system they build collapses under it's own weight -- show me _one_ case that has ever work another way?

Incremental repair of the kind that you're hoping for does not exist and will not work either, once the system is as gummed up as this one (pension liabilities, debts, too many well-paid busybodies etc) only a total crash creates enough of a space to actually build something new from scratch.

All we can do now is to admire the collapse, preferably from a safe distance.

As for smoking again in the pubs -- that'll happens much sooner than you'll like, remember, the entire country is full of people who like illegal drugs, and the moment the money for policing those bans runs out, people will simply go back to doing openly whatever they like.

As they say in Germany:

Legal, egal, scheissegal.

Blue Eyes said...

Well except that if a million prima donnas are wailing then doesn't it mean that some things *are* being cut?

Anyone who expected taxes to be cut before the enormous deficit had been sorted out needs their thought process examining.

JuliaM said...

"...once the system is as gummed up as this one (pension liabilities, debts, too many well-paid busybodies etc) only a total crash creates enough of a space to actually build something new from scratch. "

I'm starting to wonder if that's what we are seeing - the cracks in the dam wall.

"Well except that if a million prima donnas are wailing then doesn't it mean that some things *are* being cut?"

Or does it really mean that they are being whipped up by malign forces, and their anger used to other's ends...?