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By Jenni Frazer
April 19, 2010
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This morning's Guardian front page pic of the People In Charge at Downing Street (ie not Gordo, sadly), showed a fabulous array of tie-wear - co-ordinated, I do so hope, by the wonderfully louche Peter Mandelson, resplendent in an unstructured summer linen jacket. From left, an unhappy looking Tessa Jowell (relieved of the necessity to wear a tie), then Miliband, in red tie, Mandy in purple, a wheezing and sweaty Lord Adonis in a green job, and, almost most splendid of all, Lord West (who he? quite... some sort of admiral) trussed up in baby pink and matching suit kerchief, bearing a startling resemblance to a large cup-cake. A stunning line-up, I am sure you will agree. And Mandy looked the coolest.

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DLeigh-Ellis

Mon, 04/19/2010 - 19:49

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It has a certain reservoir dogs-esque charm to it...


Jon_i_Cohen

Tue, 04/20/2010 - 00:07

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And who of this bunch have actually been elected? - Only two, so the other three together with their leader, (not in the photo), Gordy, our Un-democratic Prime Minister, also never elected by the electorate, running the COBRA inner cabinet, the real "movers & shakers" never elected by anyone - bit of an "old boys club" isn't it?.
Aren't we supposed to be living in a "Democracy" ?
I always thought Democracy was over rated, it seems those in "the know" agree with me!


DLeigh-Ellis

Tue, 04/20/2010 - 09:09

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I doubt it Jon...


Jon_i_Cohen

Tue, 04/20/2010 - 09:22

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You may not agree, but isn't it interesting that the people with "real power" in this Country, including the Prime Minister, have not been elected!
And after May 6th we could still be faced with an unelected Prime Minister, the balance of probability being a Labour minority government with the Lib Dems.
"Democracy" is over rated, and just a sop to the electorate, kidology to make people believe they have some influence.


DLeigh-Ellis

Tue, 04/20/2010 - 19:09

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Nah, I was just doubting that those in power would agree with you...

Interestingly, you have just outlined exactly why we do need some serious electoral reform in this country.

Democracy may be 'over rated,' but the alternatives are far worse... I don't know what kind of system you would prefer...

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