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November 02, 2005

A peep behind the false facade?

So Mr Blunket has resigned. I wonder how long it will take for him to be re-appointed to the cabinet this time? A few months maybe? Or, will he, like Mr Mandelson - Labour's "Eminence grise" - find himself rewarded by a lucrative little number in Brussels?

Considering that this government came to power on the promises that they were "squeaky clean" and have so far managed to bully, lie and otherwise obfusticate about every single thing that could possibly show them in a bad light, it is remarkable that they have managed to hide the dirt for this long. If Mr Blunket has been working for government contractors and buying shares in them, how many others are in the same boat? Mr Blair and his party spent most of the last Conservative government's years in office screaming "sleaze" at every opportunity, but, now that they are in power, have made sure that they have their placemen in the BBC, in the mass circulation press and in all the media agencies. The result is that no one dares to speak out about the Labour Party's dirty linen in the same way they eagerly pounce on the slightest misdemeanour by a Conservative.

As Dr Goebbels proved (and as Mr Campbell, Blair's media mastermind has practiced) if the truth is damaging, tell a lie, the bigger the lie the more likely it is to succeed as few, if any, will seek to confirm it. Even better, selective truth and misinformation is even more believable by the gullible, because the verifiable parts tend to hide the untruths. If you want to stifle any debate, shout abuse based on half truths, lies and urban myths - most effective of all, label the doubter a Bogeyman. Thus, anyone who questions "affirmative action" or multi-cultural shibboleths, is instantly labelled a neo-nazi or a Fascist.

The present facade behind which Blair and his apparatichiks hide the creaking and rather repugnant mess that is the Labour Party is slowly starting to give way. The sooner it collapses and falls away the better. Then, perhaps, the public at large will begin to realise that it has hidden lying about everything on a monumental scale; town halls run on nepotism, bullying and outright gerrymandering; misfeasance on a scale that would land anyone else in jail and a cynical manipulation of the truth that would have had Pinnochio looking for a low-loader to carry his nose.

For too long now, this band of misfits and maladroits have hidden the rotten stench of the corruption at the very heart of the Labour Party behind the flashy smiles and the glitzy presentation of the leadership. Like all facades attached to a clapboard concoction however, it does not refelct the true structure - and it is eventually peeled away. Alternatively, someone walks around the back and sees the decay.

Let us hope that somewhere there is a D9 bulldozer warming up in preparation to pushing this entire rotten edifice and all its creators straight into a rubble pit. It cannot happen soon enough!

Posted by The Gray Monk at November 2, 2005 12:35 PM

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he he he

it never ceases to amaze me how similar Canadian and UK politics are...

All the Canadian bloggers are up in arms as the judicial report on the biggest political scandal in Canadian history broke... and its almost the same think as whats going on in the UK

Posted by: Sierra at November 2, 2005 08:50 PM

Once again, we are seeing another example of bad leadership in government. It is rather worrying when the people charged with running this country are caught either with their hands in the till, or their trousers down! I have no doubt that Bliar will reward his errant lieutenant with a peerage. Whatever happened to the 'respect' agenda? How can anyone respect this shower of corrupt bullies and thugs?

Posted by: Slim Jim at November 3, 2005 09:41 AM