Saturday, May 23, 2009

Matthew Parris on All the Fuss

Kick them - but don't kick all the stuffing out | Matthew Parris - Times Online

Britain has gone beserk. I returned on Thursday to find my country in one of its periodic fits of moral horror. At such times, witches have been burnt, monkeys hanged as French spies and Catholics hounded out of office.
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Extravagance, genuine mistake, sly acquisitiveness and outright criminal fraud are now jumbled together in the national mind as though there were no moral differences. Judgment has fled. This is the worst possible climate in which to consider root-and-branch reform of our system of representative democracy.


Tom Harris makes similar points.

I agree that would indeed be the worse time to make constitutional changes.

1 comment:

tenthmedieval said...

I agree that much is wrong; but this is the only time it can happen. This is as close as we'll get to a revolution short of actual violent uprising. It's the only thing that can make the turkeys vote for Christmas. I worry about what we'll get but what else would have forced change?

Captcha word is `diciness'. I guess it's right.