Navigational problems

Pilots, to a large degree, are like salesmen. They have to be confident to be good at their careers. They have to practice relentlessly and plan out all the scenarios of the things that could happen when they’re out there. Nothing is more important than preparation. They are also mighty competitive  as individuals
Simon Sinek

Politicians too, under representative democracy, are salesman who have to exude confidence if they are to succeed in their careers – none more so than when they are trying to sell the people a ‘pig in a poke’. They are also competitive in that they will grab every opportunity to further their wealth and position in society.

Unfortunately, while they may practice relentlessly at improving their public image by having us  believe they know more than squat-diddley about squat diddley, there the similarity with a highly skilled profession, such as a pilot, ends. They most obviously do not plan for what the future might hold, they do not ‘prepare’; ie, they do not consider the ‘what if’ factor.

In general when we board an aircraft we are taken to where we wish to go – although there are instances when this does not happen – albeit due to other factors such as ground control; and for ‘ground control’  read, where politicians are concerned, ‘charities’; ngos, etc. Methinks that where representative democracy is concerned  I would rather have a pilot guiding the direction of this nation than an unknowing politician who has not considered all alternatives and would have us believe he knows everything.

Until such time as we have politicians of omnificent capabilities then I for one believe we need the safeguard of being able to ‘rein them back’ from their dictatorial tendencies and say: whoa, just a minute……. Likewise, when they refuse to countenance legislation on a particular subject which we, the people, want, then we the people also need the ability to inform them: you may not want this,  but we do – so get on with it!

As I have written previously this nation of ours does not belong to 650  – neither does it belong to pressure groups such as The Harrogate Agenda who would have us believe that they can dictate ‘democracy’, especially direct democracy – which is supposed to be ‘ground up’.  Democracy belongs to 64+million; and until the voice of 64+million can be heard, we can have no democracy – ergo: we need direct democracy.

Of course The Harrogate Agenda may wish to respond – without regurgitating the words of their ‘guru’……..?

Just saying……………..



5 thoughts on “Navigational problems

  1. Even within the current system there are things that could be done to improve the situation. Getting a job as an MP must be about the only job that does not require any formal qualifications or relevant experience.

    So it seems to me that setting a bar in terms of qualification might be a good start.
    How about to be an MP you will have to demonstrate that a} you have a reasonable level of basic education. b) You must be aged at least 35 (it’s at that age when the brain starts to take over from the gonads) and c:): You must be able to demonstrate at least ten years of successful employment outside of a Political or Government environment.

    The next thing that needs doing is to impose “term limits” I would suggest that after two terms in Parliament an MP is obliged to stand down for at least one Parliament before he can stand again, however he can stand if he wishes for election to a local office in the interim. This has the merit of reducing the potential for corruption and cronynism in the Westminster world while still allowing an individual the opportunity to reacquaint himself with the real world.

    1. Good points Tony, may i add to your list, an MP has to have lived in their constituency for at least ten years.

        1. Agreed Tony its just the thought of the likes of Tony Blair getting parachuteed into a safe seat… should never happen.

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