Monday, August 28, 2006

The Mark of a Dictator

One of the things that mark true democracies apart from tyrannies is that those in power are not allowed to indulge in abuse of power. Property rights cannot be overturned by whim. Unfortunately, The People's Republic of London is different.
THE mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, has put a question mark over the £600m-plus sale of London City airport by suggesting its future could be up for reconsideration.
So our democratic right to vote once every few years for a Mayor, is in exchange for his right to absolute rule in between. And Why?
The mayor said the proposals “will need to weigh the economic benefits of growth in London City airport capacity to London’s economy — and that of the Thames Gateway in particular — against the disbenefits of amenity loss or diminution, environmental harm, and loss of development capacity in the London Thames Gateway area”
On the subject of environmental harm, the esteemed Mayor is obviously of the opinion that he can stop air travel by closing an airport. On the subject of development, does he really believe that an airport is a barrier to development? Would he suggest destroying Heathrow so as to make the land available for development?

Ken Livingstone show the capriciousness and self centred ignorance of a Hollywood starlet. His understanding of how the world works is not much more developed. Voters should not let his chummy man of the people image stop them from seeing the truth.

1 comment:

Monty said...

Why has Ken not tried to forge close energy links with Canada? No reactionary Communist government there I guess. I'm sure it is only a matter of time before he turns up in Tehran extolling the vibrance of the society under Ahmadinejad and setting up London boroough twinning arrangements with Iranian towns containing nuclear research facilities.