Tweedledum and Tweedledee aren’t bothered by protests anymore than a boa swallowing a bleating goat

These are a couple of letters that I emailed to the Daily Express this morning.

In way they are the same theme i.e. that the Main parties don’t give a care about what voters really want:

Apparently there is to be an emergency session of Parliament to create Law to overrule a decision by the ECHR.
It seems that Search engines (such as tax shy Google) and email providers (such as monopolists Microsoft) keep records of our searches and our contacts, which the ECHR has ruled they shouldn’t.
The ECHR also ruled that individuals can have files, on any of their misdeeds, expunged from Google search results.
Government is concerned that deletion of such records will hamper police investigations in their search for terrorist links and for reports of paedophile and other criminal activity.
This is disconcerting in two ways, apart from internet stories about GCHQ having full access to all this data, and more, via the NSA.
First, that Parliament is forever telling us that legislation, which we want, takes years to be worked out, discussed, considered, passed and implemented (if within that Parliamentary session). This Law will be in place, a done deal, sorted, within days.
Second, this is to overrule ECHR ruling, backed by EU Law, which is allegedly sacrosanct. We are forever being told that nothing can be done that is contrary to such rulings, that Parliamentary hands are tied, Government is committed, we can’t deport foreign criminals etc.
It’s becoming more and more apparent that Government doesn’t care if we know that they rule by a sham, so long as just one person turns up at the ballot box, they’ll persist in their contempt for public opinion, or public concern and only enact Law, which is convenent to them.
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What is the point of the strike of public sector workers?
The only people being affected by this single day of disruption are the ones who support their cause.
Are they hoping that voters will rise up and overthrow the Government?
Do they believe that anyone will be talking about what is merely another demonstration, another public protest, by next week?

They can’t seriously believe that the Government will take any more notice of them, than they have done over the numerous protests against hospital closures, or the numerous polls stating that the majority of voters want an immediate referendum on EU membership.
 
This is a Parliamentary Democracy. I.e every 5 years, we get to vote for Tweedledum or Tweedledee and, as Alice found out, the only difference is in their names.
They fight over trivialities but on issues such as those mentioned, they are of one mind.
They’ll do whatever is in the interests of Tweedledum or Tweedledee.
They don’t believe in populism, nor do they really have to.
published version:
Public sector unions must realise folly of their action
WHAT is the point of the strike of public sector workers?
The only people being affected by this single day of disruption are the ones who support their cause.
Are they hoping that voters will rise up and overthrow the Government?
Do they think that by next week anyone will be talking about what is merely another demonstration, another public protest?
They can’t seriously believe that the Government will take any more notice of them than it has done over the numerous protests against hospital closures.
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