Collective Dishonourable Electoral Fraud

Not so long ago there were some certainties in this world, certainties that people around the world could and did depend upon, for their well being, for their commerce and in many circumstances for their very lives.

It was once a certainty that the BBC was the voice of truth around the globe, speaking out for those who did not have a voice, speaking out in the name of freedom. In the darkest days of Nazi control in Europe, at the height of suppression in the Soviet Union people would risk their lives to listen to the BBC, sound in the knowledge that there spoke Britain, a nation to trust and aspire to.

It was also a certainty, with peculiarly few exceptions, that an Englishman’s word was his bond.  In international terms that meant Britain, all of it. It meant that as a nation we were trusted and admired, upstanding and honest. Our businessmen could travel the world without the need to place large deposits on their transactions, for once their word had been given, it would not be broken.

Such were these certainties that business empires were built upon it.

Also certain was that our Parliament was once filled with honourable men and women, admired as role models, leaders of men who could be looked up to, whose actions the public would aspire to, and the whole world could rely on. A parliament of elected representatives who if found to be dishonest, dishonourable or broke the law would resign, cast themselves out, no longer able to hold their heads high in public office.

Yesterday saw that parliament disgrace itself on a nuclear scale. It finally laid those certainties which have been slowly eroding over time not only into a coffin, but it also covered it in lime, burning away and eradicating any remaining vestige of honour from its collective gathering. Never again will people trust the word of an MP.

The past 15 years has seen a demise in our politics approaching that of a third world country, with the everyday introduction and acceptance of sleaze, lying to the house, press and voters, double dealing, corruption and fraud, but yesterdays debacle tops all that.

Having not just made promises, manifesto commitments or rash and vague undertakings which some would say in politics it is normal to ignore these days, many MPs made written, signed pledges not to raise tuition fees, and they did so in order to garner votes.

A Pledge is different, it is a contract and it is enforceable in law. The pledge was written and signed in order to gain an advantage, a seat in the Commons, and for many that now means a Ministerial Post with all the remuneration and benefits that goes with it.

To break such a pledge is a clear unmistakable Fraud. That so many undertook to break the same written, signed pledges is without doubt Collective Dishonourable Electoral Fraud.

Now dont get me wrong, my own view on the subject matter is that I believe that government should not even be in the business of Higher Education. I would like to see the strings of State severed with Universities completely. Make them truly independent, and responsible for their own fund raising, their own courses and their own outcomes, let them compete for students.

No my beef is with the MPs. That they have lied, that they have not the courage to stand by the pledges they have made, that they have cheated their voters, that they have committed fraud and on top of that, that they expect to get away with it.

If the house cannot or will not cleanse itself of this stench, perhaps the next step of those campaigning should be to now consider legal action against those MPs who have failed to fulfil the pledges that they made.

As an Englishman, I am unreservedly disgusted with those who disgrace the title of honourable members.

I could not leave this post complete without also mentioning the Students. I have every admiration for the vast majority of those who sought to exercise their right of peaceful protest, although I see them as being used as the useful idiots in these protests, guided by the left-wing NUS leadership, backed and supported by other Unions and Communists to fulfil their own wider agenda, being masters in the art of Problem, Reaction, Solution.

The others however, those who were intent on some form of violence, those who took part in the damage and desecration of our national monuments I have no sympathy for at all. Described as Anarchists by the press & media, nothing could be further from the truth. Anarchists believe in no government, they do not protest to protect or increase government support. Those troublemakers were just that, troublemakers, the kind you find at every political gathering, except it seems, Left-wing ones. Draw your own conclusions.

And finally the Police. Yes they have a tough job to do and a fine line to walk, but it seems that the police have their own agenda also, their actions on many occasions spell that out clearly for those who wish to see it. There were many political forces at work yesterday, some overt, some not quite so. See beyond the headlines.

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About IanPJ

Ian Parker-Joseph, former Leader of the Libertarian Party UK, who currently heads PDPS Internet Hosting and the Personal Deed Poll Services company, has been an IT industry professional for over 20 years, providing Business Consulting, Programme and Project Management, specialising in the recovery of Projects that have failed in a process driven world. Ian’s experience is not limited to the UK, and he has successfully delivered projects in the Middle East, Africa, US, Russia, Poland, France and Germany. Working within different cultures, Ian has occupied high profile roles within multi-nationals such as Nortel and Cable & Wireless. These experiences have given Ian an excellent insight into world events, and the way that they can shape our own national future. His extensive overseas experiences have made him all too aware of how the UK interacts with its near neighbours, its place in the Commonwealth, and how our nation fits into the wider world. He is determined to rebuild many of the friendships and commercial relationships with other nations that have been sadly neglected over the years, and would like to see greater energy and food security in these countries, for the benefit of all. Ian is a vocal advocate of small government, individual freedom, low taxation and a minimum of regulation. Ian believes deeply and passionately in freedom and independence in all areas of life, and is now bringing his professional experiences to bear in the world of politics.
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11 Responses to Collective Dishonourable Electoral Fraud

  1. WitteringsfromWitney says:

    Bloody good article IPJ – have linked and quoted.

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  3. Edward Spalton says:

    How very true. It was the way I was brought up.

    As a schoolboy in the Fifties, my father took me to Manchester Corn Exchange where he would send me to this and that supplier to enquire prices and then back again to accept the best deal. Then came the dreadful, nerve racking day when he told me what was required and sent me to make the best deal I could. “But remember” he said “Your word will bind the firm to the last penny”. No contract notes were ever exchanged. It all worked perfectly.

    • It was also the way I was brought up.

      Our children learn from our example, they take our leaders as role models. What example have our politicians given our children today?

      That to lie, cheat, to ignore promises and contracts is OK. What kind of world are they building when eventually there is no trust, of anyone at any level because that is the example that they now set.

      For me that is not alright, it is not OK, it is not acceptable and I want to ensure that it is no longer permissible.

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  5. Katabasis says:

    Great piece as always Ian. Agree completely.

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  7. I just had to tell you…

    The world has gone mad, just purchased a pack of chocolate christmas coins (normally £1, 50p etc) was in absolute shock when i opened the packet….
    THEY WERE ALL EUROS!!!!!!

    What has the world come to, the euro is already invading British confectionery.
    First our sugar products next our Sovereignty.

    • JDF – “The world has gone mad”

      Hasn’t it just. Although the chances are that those chocolate coins are no longer made in the UK, now probably some factory in the back end of eastern europe… to save money…

  8. Vicky says:

    What will be left of Britain when folk eventually wake up and take notice?
    Our passport printing is to be moved to Malta.
    And now…

    Independent
    Forensics service shut and courts are closed
    The Forensic Science Service is to close and dozens of towns across England and Wales will lose their magistrates’ courts as part of the latest round of cuts announced by the Government.

    Metro.co.uk
    Decision to close down Forensic Science Service ‘a blow to justice’
    More killers will go free in the wake of the decision to break up the ‘British CSI’, scientists have warned.

    http://www.onenewspage.co.uk/topic/forensic_science.htm

    Dismantling our homeland….. we are without power to stop them!

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