Friday, May 22, 2009

A very appropriate quotation

In the debate that took place in the House of Lords on Wednesday about the proposed Parliamentary Standards Authority (during which many wise words were spoken and I shall blog it separately), the Bishop of Lincoln, very sensibly, quoted "that illustrious political commentator, Groucho Marx":
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
Unfortunately, the Noble Prelate drew the wrong conclusions, opining that "today’s Statement goes some way towards not only diagnosing the situation correctly but also applying the right remedies". Yet who can deny that the Marxist analysis is entirely appropriate to the hullaballoo that is going on at the moment, especially in the House of Commons.

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