Post by Pancho Post by Peter Post by Pamela
After Cummings, now Priti Patel gets Boris's support despite being in
Boris is turning out to be like Trump in this.
"Bullying inquiry head quits as PM backs Patel"
What earthly point is there to having standards if the standards chief
(Alex Allen at present) can just be ignored?
A rule is designed to modify/affect behaviour, in general. Often they
aren't enforced at all and yet still have a significant effect.
The thing that pisses me off about this is the way bullying rules are
used partially for political purposes against people like Bercow.
I think they are very sensitive to raised voices. I presume they believe at
that level of power, the individuals involved ought to be mature enough to
argue with each other without resorting to shouting and swearing. Ok for the
plebs, but not for those in charge.
If the civil servants are being as obstructive as possible to the policies
advanced by ministers, it is probably because the said policies are becoming
too extreme or the executive is trying to ride roughshod over parliament.
This may be reasonable behaviour for dimwits such as Nugent - who only know
one right way; their way; but not for an elected democracy.
It would be another story if the government was attempting to implement an
extreme left wing agenda; the rightwards would be cheering for the
obstructing civil servants all the way.
Such is the hypocrisy of politics.