Friday, January 18, 2008

News From The Swill Bin

Always happy to help out in an advisory capacity- speak to my bank manager

So CPO ex-Health Commissar Hewitt has got herself a nice little earner with Boots. What a stink.

She joins the ex-Dear Leader who turns out to be getting bunged $5m pa by that investment bank. Also, such notables as the self-styled "Socialist MP for Makerfield" Ian McCartney, a "Right Hon" ex-DTI minister who cashed in by taking a part-time £115,000 pa job with the Nukes industry. Etc etc.

It is inconceivable these people would get any of these jobs without having been ministers. Their new employers are after access to the giant money pot that is Westminster.

The other day I was listening to an African academic discussing the election disaster in Kenya. He was asked why African democracy never seems to work. He said that in poor countries, the best way of getting rich is to get control of the government. Simple as that.

Of course, here in the UK we fortunately have many other ways to get rich. But Big Government always means Big Money. And when it comes to resisting temptation, politicos have never exactly been role models.