Friday, May 29, 2009

I have never really liked... weather, and as the sun shimmers on hot metal and railway carriages get stuffy, and London pavements reflect back the glare, I hurry to meetings feeling depressed and bothered. As well I might: this is a depressing city in a worried country.The scandals about Parliamentary expenses continue and - in a society now incapable of understanding that the issue at stake is people's morals and the lack of them - the buzzwords now are all about "completely changing or Parliamentary system" and "recognising that the whole system needs to change." It is horrible watching a nation's institutions slither away...

Among the more sinister phrases being spluttered is about the need for a "watchdog on Parliament". Unelected, presumably. Under "strong leadership", perhaps. With "real powers" to "get things done". Ugh.

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