There are some remarkable similarities between the now defunct regime of Gordon Brown and the Obama administration, the blind adherence to the junk science of Climate Change, the profligate spending, the appointment of Czars for intrusive big government and the nanny state and the desire to suppress bloggers and free speech.
In the UK disgraced trougher and former Communities Minister Hazel Blears twice tried to float the idea that bloggers should be licenced by the Government. Blears was concerned about the “corrosive effect” that right wing bloggers were having on politics in Britain, for corrosive you can read exposing the lies and deceit of Gordon Brown and the troughing habits of Blears, The Redditch Saddleback et al.
So it’s no surprise to read in Daniel Hannans blog that similar moves are afoot in the USA. Read the rest of this entry
By Tory Aardvark
MP’s behaviour after the Expensesgate scandal has been widely perceived as “completely out of touch” with the public mood, their laughable attempts to clean up their act with Gordon Brown’s failed legislation, have done nothing to improve the low esteem the public have for their MP’s.
Many of the most popular blogs now have more readers than some of the Daily papers. Blogs share one thing in common with a newspaper, you want to attract readers, which means the content of your blog has to either reflect the public mood or attack it head on. Either way you must be in touch with your readers.
Which leads me neatly to the point of this, bloggers are more in touch with the public by virtue of their job which should make them better MP’s and less likely to indulge in troughing, or lock the doors to the ivory tower and ignore the public mood.
This must surely be a good thing for rebuilding public trust in the “Mother of All Parliaments”