Monday, 13 December 2010

Run Away! Run Away!

There's an interesting snippet in this Melissa Kite article for the Telegraph. If true, it's rather a damp ending to Nick Clegg's self-declared ignition of the debate over government interference where it is not wanted.

Mr Clegg himself has abandoned a Bill to "get rid of bad law", palming it off on the Home Office, and so appears to have distanced himself from Tory attempts to free the citizen from unnecessary interference.
Hold on, Nick. This was your great big bells and whistles triumph. Your attempt to stamp your mark on history. Or, as you yourself termed it:

"As we tear through the statute book, we'll do something no government ever has: we will ask you which laws you think should go,"
Then came that video, of course. You know, the one where it became apparent that people were asking for things that Clegg's party didn't much fancy.

So what was originally couched as ...

[...] the "biggest shake up of our democracy" since the 1832 Great Reform Act.
... would actually consist of a politician running away as fast as he possibly can from any kind of meaningful discourse with the public.

After all the grandstanding, it's clear that Clegg is little more than a gutless, inept, pointless, Walter Mitty-esque bell end.

H/T Gawain


Smoking Hot said...

Can't really add to that, DP but it is heartening to see our mascot Phil still being a rebel. :)

Pat Nurse MA said...

... and why did anyone expect anything different. Nothing has changed - nothing will with this shower of shite still following NuLab's plan to eradicate tobacco culture by any means.

Ian R Thorpe said...

I used to be a Liberal but since the merger with the SDP they've become as waily-gnashy-teethy over their duty to protect us from ourselves as the politicaly correct thought police of Labour.

I'm beginning to think it's time to lay them to rest.