From: "John Jardine"
Subject: Re: Cutting corners?
Date: Fri, 27 Dec 2002 19:33:21 -0000
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John Woodgate wrote in message
> I read in sci.electronics.design that John Jardine
> wrote (in >) about 'Cutting corners?', on Tue, 24 Dec 2002:
> >The guys I describe, have
> >family histories going back a thousand years, went to the same schools,
> >marry only within their rarified social groups, are members of the same
> >clubs, work in similar jobs and will socialise only amongst themselves.
> >have a natural xenophobia concerning anyone outside their social grouping
> >and this applies to 99% of the population, regardless of race, creed,
> >colour or wealth. An Indian for example has as much chance as me of
> >MD of one of the larger banks.
> The involvement of senior government figures in passport irregularities
> in favour of certain persons of Indian extraction was 'all got up by the
> media', was it?
> Regards, John Woodgate, OOO - Own Opinions Only.
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I think it's a sign of our times. In typical British manner we raise an
eyebrow (just a tad) and describe these things as 'irregularities'. The
cowering media will rarely use the word "corruption" instead just offering
(at best) an innoculous "sleaze". MPs forget the true meaning of the word
'honourable'. Reactionary buffers of old used to call it a lowering of
standards, perhaps we now know no better, seemingly conditioned to accept
the second rate and inferior as par.
In reality these things should be publically seen as a venous abuse of rank
and privilege. The offenders being treated to something cruel and unusual.
We of course have the present situation at No10 involving the scam artist,
the life stylist and some property speculation. For gawds sake, they are
both educated, lawyers, the PM supposedly representing our national
interests. Have they no heartfelt conception of public duty and service?.