Monday, 17 May 2010

Redundant Times

I am wondering when new PM David Cameron will take the opportunity to make Nick Clegg redundant on 'cost-cutting' grounds (ie that there is no need for two of them to do the same job). Mr Clegg is yet to pass his six months probation or qualify for full employment rights (two years) after all, so he could get away with shafting him without paying him a bean over whatever half day Mr Clegg has had time to accrue.

And while it might not be the most popular move amongst a less predictable electorate, it is better surely than starting another war - the usual means by which a PM or President asserts their masculine iron rod and assures their place in the history books, whilst distracting that same electorate from the fact that they are actually doing bugger all to make their country a better place or honour their election promises. Mr Clegg would do well to take a data recorder to every meeting and refuse to meet him without a 3rd party of his choice in the room methinks.

Secretly I wish their coalition well (I'll be a bit more positive than 'hung parliament') and hope they save cheques and marmalade and all the other residue of being British worth saving before that 74% of the population enact their expressed Mori poll threat to emigrate from the good sinking ship Britannia. Unless of course the percentage concerned is of the calibre we used to send to the Colonies anyway.

But I fear cynicism will get the better of me.

I have just one thing to say to all politicians - at least care about your statues if you're not going to be sincere about your statutes.

This was supposed to be a nice fluffy post sharing lovely photos with you incidentally, as I realise I've gone a trifle political lately, but I still can't get my new LG cameraphone to recognise my PC after many nights of tinkering/endless software downloading. Needless to say LG are being less than helpful.


Steve said...

The whole Clegg / Cameron thing is, I am sure, just an extension of their time at Public School. Cleggy will be fagging for Cameron and at weekends they have willie fights in the shower.

Sorry to lower the tone.

The Poet Laura-eate said...

I thought cock fighting was illegal Steve! ;-)

Nota Bene said...

I was going to make a serious point...but having read Steve's comment, I just can't...

Wisewebwoman said...

I thought the Conservative alliance might raise the level of discourse of this blog, but alas, it has sunk beneath the waves of puerile wagdom...pun intended. Of course.

The Sagittarian said...

Will surely be interesting to see how it all shakes out (and I don't mean in the showers...)

The Poet Laura-eate said...

ooh-er, I don't think there's much else to add here really.

I suppose re the Clameron alliance we'll just have to suck it and see. Ahem.