May 20, 2009

Selective Outrage?

Britain's Parliament speaker quits over expenses

While it's great to see a few bums turfed out of Westminster, I do find it strange that British voters are more outraged about expenses being rorted than a million people dying in Iraq (let alone their own soldiers).

Also interesting that the speaker was a former sheet metal worker and trade unionist - it's always hard to accept the label "left wing" when that implies union support and the unions are so corrupt themselves.

UPDATE: Great minds think alike. Here's Steve Bell:

1 comment:

Bukko_in_Australia said...

The British electorate is angry because it's happening in THEIR country. And they perceive of it as THEIR money. (As if it's somebody else's money being used to slaughter Iraqis.) And they can envision what a floating house in a duck pond looks like. They'd have to think a bit to comprehend what it looks like when little Raheem has his intestines pierced by bone fragments of his sister who was standing between him and the car bomb.

See, they think the rorts are happening to THEM. That's the only reason they care.


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