September 2009 Archives
SOMEWHERE between the purity of the angels and the savagery of beasts - a wise man once remarked - there exists politics.
Meaning ... angels can get by without governance and civil regulations and so can wild beasts. But humans cannot.
The philosopher Aristotle put it this way ... man is a political animal. He meant that if we were all allowed to act as unfettered individuals, following selfish impulses, the result would be chaos and carnage. Quite right...
Buit the trouble is so many of us now despise politics and politicians ... and with very good cause...
OF COURSE the North West Development Agency should be scrapped - but we don't need lessons in efficiency and cost savings from the Liberal-Democrat leader of Liverpool City Council, Warren Bradley.
That the entire country is suffocating under a thick smog of publicly-funded bureaucracy - which at the managerial end is obscenely overpaid - has been obvious to anyone with any intelligence for many years.
But Cllr Wearing Badly, and his pathetic little political party, want the NWDA and the other regional development agencies abolished so that Â£2.3bn saved annually can be redistributed to... you've guessed it ... councils.