I'm not into politics. Never have been, and don't suppose I ever will be. As far as I'm concerned they never seem to achieve much. And as for the promises they make when trying to get into power.... Don't get me started.
The fact is, and this might not be a fact, this might just be my opinion. If they -the government- did what they say they are going to do, and consulted the people on important issues, they would probably stay in power for ever. I mean if they are good at it, why change it? Just do what you are elected to do, and we will keep voting for you. It seems fairly straightforward to me. But then, as I say, I'm not into politics. Never have been, and don't suppose I ever will be.
The government Chief Whip has had to resign. It is alleged that he called a couple of the coppers who guard the gates of Downing Street, plebs. I expect you know what a pleb is so I won't insult your intelligence by explaining what it means. So if you would kindly look away for a moment, I shall try and explain pleb to those of us who don't know.
It is a word that refers to the lowest in society. From what I can gather, that would be the working class, and lower. I am probably a pleb. When a millionaire member of parliament refers to someone as a pleb, he is being nasty. He is using it to belittle. For it is a derogatory word. The word pleb isn't a word, that would normally be used by the ordinary man or woman in the street. It is a word used only by wealthy, posh people. I am not sure if it should have a capital letter P.
The point I am trying to make here is this. I couldn't care less if Mr Mitchell got angry and swore at the police. In fact I rather admire him for it. It shows him as a real person with real feelings. We could do with more of this sort of thing. I say to politicians be yourselves. If you get angry at something or someone, show you are angry. It is an honest emotion. We the people want you to be real. Mr Mitchell swore at a couple of police officers. Oh dear, how sad! They must be the only policemen in Britain who have never been sworn at. Our police officers are such sensitive little souls. It must have really hurt when that nasty Mr Mitchell said a rude word to them. They probably had to go and have a lie down after that with a wet flannel on their fevered brows. It was only a swear word. Get over it for fucks sake!
Mr Mitchell was the Chief Whip. His job is to be a tough guy in parliament and make sure government MP's toe the party line. He cannot afford to be a soft touch. He needs to get angry at times. He has a bit of a temper. This is probably why the Prime Minister gave him the job. He should not have had to resign. And another thing. What about the police officers? What was it they said that made him swear? I bet they are not whiter than white. The police do like to wind people up. I know that for a fact. Bloody plebs!
By the way I am not anti police. I would hate to live in a society without them. Just thought I had better mention that.
Some people say, as a member of parliament Mr Mitchell should be setting an example. Well I say he did set an example. He showed his human side. What's wrong with that?
Anyway that is my opinion on the matter for what it's worth. As I say, I'm not into politics. Never have been and don't suppose I ever will be.