The Catalan area of Spain is holding a referendum about being independent from Spain.
This is illegal in two senses in that the Catalan govt is using taxpayer funding earmarked for something else and the vote has no validity under the Spanish constitution.
However the Spanish govt has sent in the police to bust a few heads.
This is not going to end well.
It doesn’t matter that the Catalan govt are a bunch of stupid lefties who will ruin their economy and (legally) curtail their citizens rights with a multitude of silly counterproductive rules and regulations.
People believe in the idea of democracy and that the reason their governments are legitimate is due to this. Remove this illusion at your peril because “the law” does not actually exist in any real sense. It is only what people agree it is, and it will cease to exist when a sufficient number of people unilaterally decide to withdraw from it.
Because they are MUCH more likely to vote for the democrat party even though it is illegal for non citizens to vote in American elections.
Ordinary people don’t like their elected representatives using taxation to give themselves airs-and-graces.
Witness the difference between God Emperor Trump and his beautiful wife against former pres’ gay mulatto and his chimp.
Fridays Wisbech Standard had a most interesting front page.
Cambridgeshire County councillors have voted themselves a massive increase in their allowance, ordinary councillors will see their allowance go from £7933 to £10,233 a year and council leader, Steven Count (or should that be Cunt) goes from £15301 to a whopping £31,745.
Councillors (nor indeed any elected person) should not be paid or receive any sort of allowance or expenses. This is nothing more than brazen pigs at the trough and when the day of reckoning comes these greedy bastards will be dangling from the end of a rope.
As the council is Conservative controlled all the tories apart from one voted for this legalised theft and all the labour and lib den councillors voted against it. The other parties councillors will still receive the increases they only virtue signalled their opposition as they know the conservatives outnumber them and could easily push this through. If the other councillors were really against councillors allowances and the mega raise they would simply refuse to give the council their bank account details so the council would not be able to pay them but they haven’t done that, have they.
The one tory who abstained is Steve Tierney who I have mentioned here before. He certainly shows some level of understanding about this and he deserves praise for that. However, he only abstained and didn’t vote against it, not that his single vote would have made a difference to the outcome. The only reason he didn’t vote against is because all political parties (apart from UKIP, interestingly enough) use the whip system where if you go against the consensus they kick you out of the party and if Steve Tierney stood as an independent at the next election he would almost certainly lose his seat.
Stupid greedy bastard Steve Count tried to defend his position by claiming that councillors were no longer able to partake in the local govt pension scheme. This farcical attempt at deceit clearly fails as councillors are not council workers but elected into their position.