Sunday, May 04, 2008

PR, The BNP and Civil Servants

According to the dead tree version of the Telegraph, civil servants at City Hall are likely to refuse to work for the elected BNP candidate. Furthermore they are being supported by Tory Assembly members and, building a straw man, I will hazard a guess Labour members as well.

This is outrageous and any civil servant who refuses to work with the BNP member should be fired for gross dereliction of duty and lose their gold plated pensions.

I have always been against PR for 2 reasons, firstly it leads to muddled politics with nobody having a clear opportunity to deliver their manifest. Secondly, and more importantly, it allows minority parties to get elected, which is what happened here no matter how despicable they are.

But who am I to doubt the our leaders and their infinite wisdom; they decided that London was to have PR and now we have to live with the consequences. As Mark Twain said - the people have spoken, the bastards.

The BNP may be a despicable bunch and I wouldn't vote for them if my life depended on it, but some deluded fools did and we have to respect their views. It is therefore incumbent on those who are paid bey the state and who were also elected by deluded fools to treat them with the same respect they expected to be treated themselves.

If you support PR and hate the BNP go and look in the mirror because you let them in and having done that you have a duty to respect them and the people who put elected them.

Maybe Mark Twain should have said - our leaders have implemented an idea, the bastards.

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