What do you think of english polotics at the moment?
June 3, 2009 5:49pm CST
Right now the government is in the middle of the expenses scandal and it is the day before the European elections, although the European elections are hardly an indication of what might happen in a general election what do you think about the current government and what they are doing. There is also the step down of Labour ministers over the scandal, most notably the two cabinet ministers. How badly do you think the crises has effected the government and is it the end of Labour as we know it with Gorden brown at the forefront of the party. I want to know what do people think of the UK parliamentary system because i knew that there was great respect for it but now how has that changed your views.
3 Jun 09
In reality it is a scandal that one happened in the Uk parliament and i think it is right that all people coming from Uk are pushing the govenment to fall down it is really outrageous things and people in the center of this scandal must pay for the bad behaviour they had towards citizens!!they just waste money for nothing.in a crisis period they must pay hard!! Unluckly i live in a country where facts like that are not considered scandals here they are normal!!I meant i can't count corruption,criminality,mafia and so on..involved in the public services,utilities and all they are always wasting money of the poor citizens both on national view or regional one and it is not important about different parties or ideology behind them they are corrupted and stop!!In fact here to have a simple street needs more than 20 years and wasting more than 50-60 more millions of euro just for a little street...so this is not a scandal here... so from this point of view many politicians are the same even if the countries are different..just one word about that!!what a SHAME!!
5 Jun 09
There is something distinctly British about the scandal because our MPs are being slated and attacked by the media and other politicians, being called corrupt over claiming for a £50 trouser press ETC, other people must be laughing their heads off, saying that we can't even be 'properly' corrupt.
4 Jun 09
I think the Labour Party, and Gordon Brown in particular, have lost all credibility over this. When Tony Blair came to power in 1997, he said there would be no sleaze under New Labour. Well, they can teach the other parties a thing or two! I think this has always gone on, but now MPs have just got too greedy. Like all dishonest people, eventually their greed catches them out. At the moment, I'm ashamed to be English. The Mother of All Parliaments is a laughing stock all over the world, and the corruption at the heart of English government is akin to a banana republic. Where is Oliver Cromwell when you need him?
5 Jun 09
Haha Blair promised no sleaze, what a lie. I think that it is unfair that Gordon Brown has lost his credibility because i think he is the best person to lead this country, the opposition is no better than the current Government, in fact if you look at the conservatives than you can see that they have made much more claims that Labour and even Cameron paid back £500, and the highest up person to hit the headlines was Hazel Blears with what, two £5 movies! The opposition really is a lot of disorganised rich people(look at their policies) who think that they can do a better job than Brown, but frankly right now they might as well be schoolboys with rich parents, stubborn, disobedient, and hypocritical.