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April 20, 2012

Take a look at Bahrain and see where democracy according to Western Values takes a back seat to the vested interests of a minority family clinging onto power. And ask why the USA and UK governments are essentially silent on the human rights of the citizens of this country to elect the leaders they would chose.

The ruling elite al Khalifa clan will do anything to cling to unelected power and despotic rule over the country they’ve had since the 1820’s having done a few deals with the dodgy Brits at the time.

Cameron of course is a champion of democracy hence his outspoken support for elected Mayors of English cities, not extending his theory to Bahrain for some reason.

Thats OK as it stands-we get a democratic vote to decide our leader, mayor or otherwise, and freedom of choice that other countries citizens are denied. May be hard to get rid of a Mayor when like Bloomberg in New York they change the rules to give them extended terms in office, but never mind. The principle of voting in and out who rules the roost is there.

In a few weeks time we are having a vote on who leads the city, then a few weeks later we are having a massive countrywide celebration of our head of state, to celebrate the glorious 60 years of unelected head of state. If Camoron and his crew were serious about voting in leaders then we’d be having an election on June 5th or whatever friggin extra holiday we’re supposed to celebrate for our wonderful chosen one unelected head of state, no offence old lady. Won’t see many protests in London as the security forces do their stuff. Weird how similar to Bahrain it is here

Anyhow, I’m going to go out and vote in the Mayors election sure, but sod the privileged holiday party for the ruling elite. I’ve got to work to pay the rent.

  1. Anthony B permalink
    April 20, 2012 11:39 am

    You’ll be paying your taxes too I hope and not offering work “cash in hand”.

  2. April 20, 2012 11:48 am

    Unfortunately I don’t get to choose where my taxes go-on which elite royal bunfest or silly mayors hat. If only i could do a bunk abroad.

    Here’s a link to pompous celebrations of glorious unelected leadership:

  3. Paul Bemmy Down permalink
    April 20, 2012 11:54 am

    I read along, agreeing with much of what you say, and then you discredit it all by comparing this country and the Queen with Bahrain. Are you really serious?

  4. April 20, 2012 2:40 pm

    The principle that we have an unelected head of state whether or not the ruling family have any political power is reinforced in our psyche by the state sanctioned celebrations. Why not have an election instead?

  5. Paul Bemmy Down permalink
    April 20, 2012 4:36 pm

    Sorting out the House of Lords would be my priority, but I’m up for an election. Course, easy for me to say, as I know there’s no chance of having one!

  6. Anthony B permalink
    April 20, 2012 9:59 pm

    Sacredspring… interesting reply which seems to only address one half of my comment… intriguing.

  7. Richard Lane permalink
    April 20, 2012 11:12 pm

    Anthony B

    Aint you the lucky one. I’ve been making comments/asking questions, expecting and hoping for some sort of reply from the posters on here for years, only for them to be totally ignored or replied with personal attacks and unfounded accusations, (with the exception of Paul). Think yourself very lucky that a part was answered.

  8. April 21, 2012 12:30 am

    How about Anthony and Richard commenting on the issues raised in this blog.
    Read the rules, or else….

  9. Anthony B permalink
    April 21, 2012 10:31 am

    I am commenting on your work (which you felt necessary to mention in your blog entry itself) and just wish for you to affirm beyond all doubt that you wouldn’t rise to such actions.

  10. April 21, 2012 4:26 pm

    This is not a question and answer blog

    Big protest march in Bahrain, the government remain silent and billionaire Ecclestone buries head in the sand.

  11. Richard Lane permalink
    April 23, 2012 10:00 pm

    “This is not a question and answer blog” correct, it’s a propoganda site.

    ” Read the rules, or else” another threat of a ban because he’s rattled equals Sacredsprings version of democracy and free speach. Hypocrite.

    You know he’s serious, seriously mixed up.

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