Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Still Rigging The System.

A couple of months ago I blogged about Labour plans to stop Michael Ashcroft, who was once the subject of vicious smears by the government in cahoots with the Times, from funding the Conservative Party for no obvious reason than partisan advantage. It appears that following on from the cancelled election fiasco these plans have been reignited. As I said in August these plans are both an infringement on free speech and tilt the system heavily in favour of the incumbents who enjoy enormous resources courtesy of the tax payer (and the fact that their opponents can't dedicate themselves to campaigning full time).

{via Chicken Yoghurt, who unlike myself can't be accused of having partisan reasons for opposing this (although I hope I would behave the same if the Conservatives pulled this crap) and who succinctly and brilliantly sums up Brownism:
It is doing what is easy rather than what is right. It is using power for the direct benefit of one’s political party. It is a childishness that takes rather than earns. It is mere tinkering; a sticking plaster here, a stitch there - the patient is dying but nobody is interested in why, just in keeping him going a bit longer.

1 comment:

Sir Philip Johnston-Higham said...

Doing what is cynical rather than what is right.