Sunday, 31 July 2011

An Australian riposte..........

Readers will probably be aware that David Cameron wrote to Julia Gillard, his Aussie counterpart, to congratulate her on her decision to introduce a carbon tax.

Courtesy of Edward Spalton comes notice of this open letter to David Cameron:
"30 July 2011
 

Rt. Hon. David Cameron MP
Prime Minister
10 Downing Street
London  SW1A 2AA
UNITED KINGDOM 



Dear Mr Cameron,
 

It is reported that you have written to the Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon. Julia Gillard MP to give support to her government's proposals to implement a carbon tax.

It is strange that you have felt it to be your business to interfere in the internal politics of another country, particularly as the matter is yet to be debated in our parliament and is a proposal that polls indicate to be very unpopular with the Australian people.

You should be aware that Australia is a completely independent and sovereign nation and that it has been around a hundred years since Britain dictated policy in this country. Furthermore, you must know that the Westminster system of parliamentary democracy requires a government, particularly a minority one, to have a mandate to introduce any law which has the potential to dramatically increase our cost of living. In your words as quoted: an 'ambitious package'. In fact, because of the specific promise made by Ms Gillard at the 2010 election, it can be said that the Australian government has a mandate NOT to  implement a carbon tax.

You, yourself, sought a mandate by way of a referendum by the British people before implementing change to your electoral Act. If you did feel yourself compelled to meddle in our politics surely it should have been to suggest that the Australian government follow your own example in seeking the will of the people on major change?
 

Yours sincerely

 Philip Benwell
 National Chair
 Australian Monarchist League
"
We DC, what say you................? Bearing in mind of course that you, personally, don't believe in giving the people a voice and that the only reason you agreed to a referendum on the voting system was to stop your pet poodle from slipping his leash?

7 comments:

john in cheshire said...

Mr Spalton has got the measure of our PM. It is beginning to seem that everytime Mr Cameron opens his mouth, he shoves his foot even further down his throat. It's a pity that we have to wait till 2015 for a chance to get rid of him.

Goodnight Vienna said...

I don't think we have that long, JiC.

WitteringsfromWitney said...

jic: As GV says.........

Woodsy42 said...

Let's hope his chokes on his foot before 2015.

WitteringsfromWitney said...

W42: Seconded!

cosmic said...

I find this frightening. The UK has serious problems and Cameron is existing on another astral plane. What's really frightening is that if he goes it seems likely he'll be replaced with someone with substantially the same views.

In the background is the EU. Abandoning this foolishness would mean breaking with EU legislation, for instance, the Large Combustion Plants Directive, and it's hard to see it happening.

WitteringsfromWitney said...

c: Yup, we will only get another idiot to replace the idiot we have.

The upside to which we can look forward is that once we're out we can contract out to terrorist organisations, looking for opportunities to practise their demolition expertise, the job of blowing up all the windmills and thus earn something to help the balance of payments problem - besides the chance to decorate our lamposts with albeit temporary living additions/sculptures!