posted on Sep, 12 2009 @ 07:57 AM
reply to post by Selahobed
I understand what you're saying and I understand why you might feel the way that you do about this government, but the reasons that you fought have
nothing to do with the current government, or any other government for that matter. You were employed by the Ministry of Defence. The Ministry of
Defence is part of the permanent Civil Service. The PCS is not an elective body, it's members are appointed and therefore it's 'ideals' are not
subject to our (the 'little people's') needs and concerns. It is their role and their aim to maintain Britain, we the people are a factor in that,
as a resource, but what we think, feel and need is not, unless
dissatisfaction reaches a level at which they may feel threatened.
The elected government, even the House of Lords, is subject to the directions and restrictions imposed by the Head of the Civil Service, because that
is the body that runs this country, the government is merely the intermediary between it and the government.
You are able, as you state, to think clearly, but also understand that any government, Labour, Conservative, Green Party, whatever, is potentially
just as pissed off as you at how powerless they really are to enact any change. Immigration is driven by economic requirements. We may need more tax
payers or more people willing to take low paid work. People like Rupert Murdoch and many others who have only a capital interest in this country
demand that they do so or they'll take their jobs and money elsewhere. Remember that as a nation, right now, our only major export is financial
service. If you want someone to blame, look towards the City of London Corporation, and the current debate regarding non-Domicile Tax Status. The
immigration issue, as contentious and as valid as it may be on the street level is by no means the problem here, nor is the current disillusioned
government, it is the smoke screen.
[edit on 12-9-2009 by shamhat]