The things people say

The wettest silly season on record?

Me and my big mouth Me and my big mouth
This summer has has been, so far, one of the wettest in my memory. Likewise this silly season has been one of the silliest, hence the title of this post. I can only assume that since the reduction of our Parliament via the Lisbon Treaty/Constitution from something important to a mere district office of the EU our elected representatives, shorn of real responsibility, can say what they like. And it seems they do just that. I've already noted this from Michael Meacher see HERE and Denis MacShane see HERE.

But why should these two have all the fun? Other MPs are now taking a turn. First up is Nick Raynsford MP for Greenwich, he is spooked like many of his kind by the collapse in Nulabour's poll ratings. In an article in the New Statesman, see HERE, he tries to find some cheer, you have to admire this as it is bound to be hard work. A great deal of what he writes goes wide of the mark, it has no relevance at all to the here and now.

Pure Denis

*Please feel sorry for these men

MacShane MacShane
Now that our MPs have signed away our rights via the Lisbon Treaty/Constitution they have very little to do as Westminster is subservient to Brussels: alas few of our MPs seem to have grasped this. No longer needed to run our affairs they use the free time to demonstrate their grasp of world events, or not as the case may be. So Denis MacShane has written in the Telegraph on the subject of Georgia and it is pure Denis, see HERE. MacShane sets off with a reference to events of 40 years ago -

Czechoslovakia was once described by a Conservative prime minister as "a faraway country of which we know nothing".

Note how the Prime Minister does not have a name and wonder how candid today's PM would be if asked a searching question about Georgia. For MacShane is confusing his readers with his quotes and may himself be confused. The quote about the faraway country was by Neville Chamberlain in 1938 (and is misquoted) and 40 years ago, 1968, Alexander Dubček was the leader of Czechoslovakia when the Russian tanks rolled across the border to end the period known as the Prague Spring.

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