mardi 9 septembre 2008

On the very idea of democracy

On the Labour Government's draconian (and unworkable) work for benefit legislation:

"So right-wing and authoritarian are the proposals that Conservative work and pension’s spokesman Chris Grayling told Parliament, “Since these are Conservative proposals we will certainly support them. I know you will have some difficulties getting them through your own party. Can I assure you we will help you get them through this House even if you have a backbench rebellion to contend with.”

And we are told we live in a two party democracy.