The naivety of the right

Guido hits the nail on the head:

ConservativeHome regularly lists public vacancies in the hope that righties might apply for them and thus correct the severe pro-Left imbalance in the quangocracy. But is there any point if the selection panels are staffed by lefties?

Click here and you will see that Jackie Ashley, also known as, Mrs Andrew Marr, has been given a nice little quango job: acting as the ‘independent member’ of the panel choosing the next trustee of the Theatres Trust quango. On the Whitehall website there is a blank space under ‘political activity’ and ‘notes’. Is this entirely truthful?

There’s a real naivety to the conservatives when it comes to power games, ditto Deplorables, anti-statists and so on.  the most naive thing of all is that there is any collusion.  Colonel Harrumph harrumphs and suggests anyone suggesting skulduggery get a tinfoil hat: ‘I don’t do conspiracy theories, old boy,’ conflating every piece of skulduggery the world has seen under the one heading.

What to do with the Colonel Harrumphs?  Decent chaps, haven’t an effing clue.

Meanwhile, as Guido points out, the game of total power has been going on for a long, long time, all places are filled – meanwhile we rabbit on about ethics and decency, our natural state being somewhere between bemusement and apoplexy, day in, day out.

Sigh.

[H/T Chuckles]

5 comments for “The naivety of the right

  1. Distant Relative
    May 21, 2019 at 13:57

    Meanwhile, as Guido points out, the game of total power has been going on for a long, long time, all places are filled – meanwhile we rabbit on about ethics and decency, our natural state being somewhere between bemusement and apoplexy, day in, day out.

    Sigh.

    Yes indeed. So what do we do about it? That is the question.

    *Sigh* x2

    Toddles off back to paint-pot…….

  2. Luther Burgsvik
    May 21, 2019 at 18:58

    Trying to convince a bunch of people who are quite possibly members of their local cricket club to not ‘play cricket’ with the opposition… Now that’s a hard sell.

  3. May 21, 2019 at 23:57

    There’s our dilemma.

  4. May 22, 2019 at 02:34

    ConservativeHome regularly lists public vacancies in the hope that righties might apply for them and thus correct the severe pro-Left imbalance in the quangocracy.

    I assume that they naturally mean they want Conservatives in these positions. How would putting Conservatives (who are liberals anyway) into these positions make a difference? In the days when Conservatives held lots of positions of influence they did absolutely nothing to stop the slow steady destruction of every traditional value and they did nothing to stop the slow steady replacement of the population.

    These people just hope to have more right-wing liberals in these positions. But right-wing liberals are worse than left-wing liberals.

    • May 22, 2019 at 06:38

      The term liberal, as in classical liberal, is much misunderstood, hijacked and abused today. You are speaking here of the global left – Clarke, Soubry, Heseltine, Turnbull down there, as well as the usuals like Shorten etc. who want govt control of all.

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