14 Oct 2009 20:14
Well, I was talking about actual power to make decisions and enact them. Well, ish. Not in the case of the Archbishop, who is very much a figure of influence rather than power, but I wouldn't underestimate how powerful the Church of England is.
Anyhow, in regards to Cameron versus Johnson in terms of actual power right now… Johnson has presidential style authority and the assembly (which is nearly an outright Tory majority anyhow) can amend/veto his policies. Cameron right now can only propose a bill in the manner of any other MP which could usually be comfortably shot down by an incumbent government with a significant majority.
I can understand the cabinet but the shadow cabinet are just MPs with slightly higher public profiles. Throw head of the Bank of England in somewhere near the top of the list too.
14 Oct 2009 20:47
What about Alan Sugar. He's on TV and he's kind of in the cabinet as a business advisor.
21 Dec 2009 20:49
Doesn't really matter does it? Three men who all want to take a huge chunk of our money which we've earned and then decide to spend it because they think they know what's best for us all. The entire discourse of politics in this country is skewed towards a statist project and minimising the rights of the individual. The mainstream stus quo parties only intent is to perpetuate the false choise we're presented.
21 Dec 2009 21:52
There's very little or no priciples behind the work of the main stream parties, without that they cannot not have any coherent paradigm for framing their policies and so continually base there work on short term populism.
There won't be any spectacle either. Politics for the most part is extraordinarily dull.
22 Dec 2009 02:00
Oh come on, we all surely know he speaks the truth?
22 Dec 2009 13:23
politics is anything but dull.
agree that major party politics and our parliamentary system is a complete dinosaur
22 Dec 2009 21:32
On the matter of the tv debate; I don't object but I would include more parties.
4 Feb 2010 10:43
i like the line.
'i'm a huge fan of the conservative party'
4 Feb 2010 11:03
the line about obtaining oil by any means neccesary is cracking me up. why, cant others benefit from economic growth?