‘Our’ governing institutions are now stuffed with Moat-cleaners, lackeys, toadies and lickspittle has-beens. Welcome Michelle Mone, Lord Hague, failed Liberals, spads and donors: the patronage class. You can lose your seat at an election by over ten thousand votes and get knighted for it in the Motherfucker of all Parliaments. This is Ultimo Democracy, and nobody’s going to reform it.
In the list of 40 new peers most were former MPs rejected by voters only a few months ago in May, now transposed into a job for life. In other words this isn’t just an affront to democracy it’s a corrective to democracy for the political class.
Liberals like Malcolm Bruce (rejected by Gordon and resurrected by Cameron), Alan Beith and Ming the Meaningless join Better Together chief Alistair Darling getting payback for services rendered.
The failed Lib Dems have a ratio of 11 peers to just 8 MPs. They now have 112 peers which is 14 times more Lords than their Commons representation. That’s British democracy, vote people out and they’ll pop-up a few months later in the feudal bit of your legislature you have no say in.
Other stand-out shockers include David Willets (responsible for the coalition’s policy of tripling university tuition fees in England) and Kate Rock, Vice-chairman of the Conservative party, Stuart Polak who heads up the Conservative Friends of Israel lobbying group, and James O’Shaughnessy Managing director of Floreat Education, who is planning to set up a chain of free primary schools in London and of course Michelle Mone, the Tories pet EBT Queen.
Loyal socialists slipping into the ermine alongside the Red Baron and Comrade Lord John Reid include Peter Hain and Tessa Jowell.
This is a farce.