Sunday, March 01, 2009

Harriet Harman declares the end of the rule of law in the UK

Discussing the pension rights of ex-RBS boss Sir Fred Goodwin, Harriet Harman, Leader of the House of Commons, said today:

"The Prime Minister has said it is not acceptable and therefore it will not be accepted. It might be enforceable in a court of law this contract but it's not enforceable in the court of public opinion and that's where the Government steps in."

I propose a plebiscite to dispossess Harriet Harman of all her worldly goods, and exile her permanently from this country. A "yes" vote will have no legal force, but clearly that does not matter, provided it is supported by public opinion.


AtticManTrader said...

Sir Fred was clearly 'maverick' during his time at RBS but for Harman to suggest his pension right is 'not enforceable' is pure folly. The women is clearly a bl**dy lunatic and should be sent to Australia with all the other cons (oops, sorry, forgot, we no longer do that do we :))

Anonymous said...

under 'labels' I see you have 'Mob Rule'.

Which of course she is advocating.

hatfield girl said...

Many, many other pensioners will be affected by legislation that enables retrospective contract adjustment. Yet another fundamental function of the state - the protection of property rights - is being taken to a particular regime. New Labour's identification of itself both with the state and with the Good is horridly familiar.

As is the level of consciousness of the people, and its manipulation.

Nick Drew said...

If she meant a single word of this she has no business sitting in Parliament

... but I think we'll discover she was just making trouble for Brown (check her exact words)

Sackerson said...

HG: saw your post on the same, quite right.

ND: She thinks she's making trouble for Brown but has managed to implicate herself, too. Stupid, to add to Attic man's suggestion of mad and Anon's of wicked.

Elby the Beserk said...

Show trials. Just the ticket for a dying regime.

Elby the Beserk said...


Good point; and it is very sweet of her to make trouble for Brown, but really, he needs no help whatsoever in that department.