SHOCK, horror! Baroness Mone admits lying to the press about using her government cronies and position in the House of Lords to make a £60million profit from Covid PPE.
Is anyone surprised? Lying and corruption are part of a politician’s stock-in-trade. The list of those exposed would fill an encyclopaedia. It’s the norm, not the exception.
And for those who don’t know, Michelle Mone lives in the Isle of Man to minimise tax. How many of the other ‘Lords’ live in low-tax locations? Try to find out and you will (not) see how transparent our freedom of information system really is. Apparently peers are not satisfied with their £300-a-day tax-free allowance. This is just the cherry on top of a much larger cake.
This cabal of unelected Establishment cronies, who give allegiance to an unelected King, hypocritically hide behind indignation when one of their kind commits the ultimate crime . . . of being found out! It is on this we must express shock and horror. Mone is but a small cog in a very big wobbly wheel.
Unfortunately the elected ‘other place’ is no better and fake democracy is everywhere. At all levels.
Democracy hasn’t evolved with time. It’s degenerated with crime. And since politicians make the law, ‘it can mean anything they want it to mean’ (acknowledgement to Lewis Carroll).
At the next elections, remember this and think carefully about participating and giving credibility to a scam democracy. And also consider what value the suffragists and suffragettes would put on the corrupt universal voting system they fought so heroically to achieve.
Voting is one thing. Getting what you voted for is an entirely different matter.