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"People of the same trade seldom meet together,  even for merriment and diversion,  but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public,  or in some contrivance to raise prices."

Adam Smith (1723-1790).
The Wealth of Nations, vol. I, bk. I, ch. 10


Here's some  results of conspiracy against the public  by corrupt MPs



Responded to a public invite from a politician hosting a late radio phone-in, and asked him -
"Austin - why don't you MPs insist on working from home?

1) it's been possible for quite a long time [via video-conf & electronic voting];
2) it's much more economical;
3) you wouldn't waste two days a week on travel;
4) you'd have all week to see your constituents instead of one day per week, month or year (depending on the politician's idleness / corruption **);
5) you can be with your family, like any normal person"


note: politicians are always complaining of the strain that long separation puts on their marriages.
A sharp woman studio-guest made an aside - "that's just what he's worried about!".




If UK's MPs worked from home, we would save:-
a) £millions per year immediately [cost of MP's travel and accommodation]
b) another immediate £10 billion per year [cost of central administration, bureaucracy, subsidised fancy food and booze for `Parliament' - see "The Independent"]
c) a further £30 billion - £100 billion per year!  Estimated to be lost by inefficiency and corruption due to bureaucrats, politicians and corporate lobbyists all being together in the same place; see Adam Smith's realization above.




Austin M* reacted in shock / horror -
"I don't think I'd like that very much"
Probably thinking of all the `good times' that male politicos have - with cheap booze (paid for by us),  and fancy food (paid for by us),  convivial `all day - all night' drinking (paid for by us),  and afterwards out on the town visiting houses of ill-repute (paid for by us).

And then maybe contrasting that with :-
nine-to-five attendance at his local Town Hall,
and safely home to wife and family every night,
and more honest & efficient representation of his constituents.



Benefits to All


As a citizen, I know which I would prefer for my local representative.

Just think - we could have a new hospital in each area, with just the first year or so's savings.

Just think - we could have lots more jobs, more new schools & colleges & hospitals in each area, with each subsequent year's savings.

Just think - instead of the greedy, incompetent frauds in Parliament now, we could have competent, honest representatives!



Competent Folk with Integrity aren't Greedy!

High Salaries & Greed always breeds Corruption & Incompetence - in Politics, Education & Law (and Finance).


Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us

Dan Pink: The puzzle of motivation


Competent folk with integrity are not motivated by greed but aim for communal (and intellectual) benefits - so they don't want high salaries.

REAL MOTIVATION - I.e. - `Is not by Money' (proof - text version)


But in UK (and USA?) we get greedy incompetents* pushing for jobs in authority, as bureaucrats, representatives & `MPs'.  We can see this by the fact that most are lawyers of some sort - the greediest and most common liars and thieves.

Which is probably why two competent elected representatives - with high integrity - were illegally expelled from Parliament;  because they refused to accept any more than the industrial wage of their constituents!

That frightened UK's corrupt and venal MPs;  so they framed both men and (illegally) barred them, although both had been lawfully elected and had great support in their constituencies.

Check the salary facts - here's wiki references on Dave Nellist and Terry Fields.


Competent MPs, working from home and motivated by integrity, would only need [and would only _want_] the average industrial wage of their electors - check our early condemnation and suggestion (scroll down on both).

Our future survival needs will compel a paradigm-shift, away from destructive greed and selfishness.  note1



MPs / Politicos who want more than the Industrial Wage are Greedy - and Stupid

And, as there's no upper limit to their greed, they're always becoming corrupt

At the moment MPs are obviously incompetent & over-paid.  How do we know?  Most of them have to take a big drop in income when leaving!  Clearly there's no `market' for the dubious talents of present MPs:  ranging from lying promises to deeper & darker corruption.  note2

Most are cunning, greedy idiots, stuck on a hamster-wheel note3 of conspicuous consumption, claiming "Wealth/Greed = Merit".note4  The result?  They believe that less-wealthy people have less `merit', are somehow "less-human" and can be robbed of most of their earnings by hidden taxes (even children & the unemployed pay tax-costs of c. 50% - mostly VAT costs, note5 )  and by inflation note6 , while poor pensioners can lose 60% - 80% of their income (much of it to `Council Tax' note7 ) - merely so that un-taxed MPs can be obscenely wealthy. note8

You can see that's a vicious circle, putting greed-crazed `hamsters' note3  and self-justifying perverts note9  into power;  in addition to unfairly making the wider population much poorer - and completely unrepresented in Parliament.



UPDATE - Nov 2010 - Review of UK's Waste & Injustice of Tax-Swindles and `Charges'

UPDATE - Sep 2011 - `UK Taxes are Unfair, Regressive, Totally Corrupt' - Delayed I.F.S Report

UPDATE - Nov 2011 - Reason for Political & Bureaucratic Corruption



whose interests are they interested in?
how many MPs are liars?

UKs weakening democracy?


Benefits to All


As a citizen, I know which I would prefer for my local representative.

Just think - we could have a new hospital in each area, with just the first year or so's savings.

Just think - we could have lots more jobs, more new schools & colleges & hospitals in each area, with each subsequent year's savings.

Just think - instead of the greedy, incompetent frauds in Parliament now, we could have competent, honest representatives!




So, why not write,  e-mail,  graffiti the local politician?

why not write,  e-mail,  graffiti the local press?

why not write,  e-mail,  graffiti the local radio station?

why not write,  e-mail,  graffiti the local TV station?

why not write,  e-mail,  graffiti the national politician?

why not write,  e-mail,  graffiti the national press?

why not write,  e-mail,  graffiti the national radio?

why not write,  e-mail,  graffiti the national TV?

why not write,  e-mail,  graffiti the national political leader(s)?




THE OBJECT:-


THAT POLITICIANS `WORK FROM HOME'

so

SO OUR POLITICIANS ARE KEPT SAFE FROM SELF-HARM


and

SO WE IMPROVE THINGS ALL-ROUND



Note:- some years before that radio chat, the same MP had admitted, in a daytime interview - possibly in response to this author's goading - that "most MPs are corrupt"!






UPDATE - 18 May 2009 - Helena Kennedy QC writes a piece in `The Guardian' calling for
"proper funding of political parties"
(original article)



I.e - She wants to increase even more the hugely unfair tax-burden corruptly imposed on ordinary folk and the poor.

So - she's either stupidly ignorant,  or corrupt, greedy and evil,  like most of our politicos. **

Mind you, being a lawyer,  she's probably never paid full taxes in her life,  so it _could_ be mere ignorant stupidity.


Sent an answer - below:-



Date: Tue, 19 May 2009 16:53:02 +0100 Subject: Re: Your `Disillusion, made rage' piece in the Guardian

Hello,

It's disappointing to see your loyalty to the political class over-riding any duties to the people and to democracy.

An MP has a duty to represent an entire constituency.

Even a relatively benign political party will force the MP to _not_ represent constituents from time to time,  and history tells us that no political party is benign once safely in power.

Political parties are merely cliques operating in the interests of politicians: [and the rich - less than1% ref1]  they do _not_ serve the interests of the people, nor the interests of democracy. ref2

If MPs wish to associate with a certain group of people - a clique - that is their concern;  but they shouldn't expect citizens to pay for the operation of their clique.

Such self-serving misappropriation of tax-payers' money is merely theft. ref3

Political parties are a perversion of the democratic process.

Ray Dickenson


[NO REPLY YET - 03 Feb. 2016]


If MPs want to be in self-serving `clubs' called Parties
(spending money on propaganda & lying campaigns)
Then they can pay for it themselves - alone
Like ordinary folk

Right now,
political `parties' are robbing real taxpayers, ref1

that's the middle-incomed and the poor;
MPs & the rich DON'T PAY net taxation


while taking bribes from the rich! ref1


IN THE DIGITAL AGE A CAMPAIGN COSTS NOTHING - WITHOUT LYING ADS IN CORPORATE MEDIA - SO WHY DO POLITICAL `PARTIES' NEED MONEY?



The electoral systems of most western countries were drawn up at a time when their draftsmen thought that society would always be that of small towns or even villages, where every person was known, by actions and character, to everyone else - this also applies to the legal or courtroom systems of those countries.  However, in time every system tends to be corrupted.

In legal systems we can see that successive amendments by the State have resulted in Juries being kept in ignorance of a person's history and character, either to `demonize' a troublesome citizen, or, along with repressive libel laws, to hide / protect the many corrupt or pervert members of the establishment.

While electoral systems have similarly been corrupted by the formation of `cliques' or `factions' - political parties - which the founding fathers of the USA warned against as being inimical to fair elections and democracy.

The corrupting influences of `parties' can be seen by the fact that, whenever a party or clique gains untrammeled power, the commonality of the populace is impoverished by regressive and wasteful taxation and/or embezzlement of State property or funds, while the politicians make themselves rich - along with their cronies and financial backers.


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