A Mischief Of Magpies

If the Sun were the size of a beach ball then Jupiter would be the size of a golf ball and a Mischief of Magpies would be as small as a pea.

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Get back to work, George

As Member of Parliament for Bethnal Green and Bow,
George Galloway MP earns an annual basic salary of £61,708. Paid by you, the British taxpayer.


At 4:59 pm, Blogger Paul said...

Here's a pledge you may wish to sign...

"I will write to the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards to complain about George Galloway appearing on Celebrity Big Brother but only if 100 other British citizens will too."

Sign the pledge

At 5:46 pm, Blogger margin walker said...

Does his antics on CBB make politics more fashionable to yoofs and the non voters?

At 6:42 pm, Blogger Paul said...

I seriously doubt it. And I'm not convinced that non-voters are uninterested in politics either.

There is plenty of evidence that young people are joining single-issue groups and campaigns, such as Greenpeace and Make Poverty History, in ever larger numbers. The disconnect, therefore, is not with politics as with party politics. And this isn't really surprising when you consider that most votes cast in the UK don't make a difference - and even if they did, there is now very little (if any) difference between the two main parties.

At 1:10 am, Blogger Head Apollo said...

You know, I didn't really have anything against George Galloway before now even though he has said and done things I've disagreed with, because, shit, what politician do I like? I get the feeling, however, that there wouldn't be such an interest in the ethics of his current actions if it weren't for the fact that he was demeaning his position in such an obvious and public fashion. Which raises the question, what the fuck is he thinking? I feel sorry for politicians sometimes, because they really do have to appear whiter than white, which is practically impossible, but I have no sympathy for someone who seems hell bent on hijacking his own dignity and setting a course for the side of the mountain.


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