Thursday, 26 November 2015

Parliamentary debates.

Yesterday's speech by the Chancellor of the exchequer was very weird. Leaving alone it's context here was a man clearly enjoying himself! The upbeat message that we have abandoned austerity came after an historic defeat for one of his proposals when the House of Lords voted out his tax credit proposals.

That this must have been an upset, I fully understand but the way this is now playing out is very odd!

Clearly this was a bid for the next big job, the ultimate promotion to Prime Minister!

We shall see!

The speech then made by the shadow chancellor was just as strange when he produced the little red book of Chairman Mao whilst Jeremy Corbyn sat in silence at his side.....

So many men of ambition....creating what sounded almost like a carnival atmosphere!

Today then we have the antidote.....the prime minister will try to persuade the house that bombing Syria is necessary.

It is in danger of apparently becoming a macabre joke... One day we are told that we are now a rich nation again despite still being in massive debt . The next we are being asked if we consent to our government dropping bombs on a war torn country whose population is already fleeing to become refugees in Europe!

Like many other people I am not sure where I stand on this subject.

I was against our assault on Iraq and believe that this sowed the seeds of the hatred of young militant Muslims which is responsible for our present situation. I do though see why something has to be done. I just don't know what!

This week has been riveting in our parliament. I will be watching the next few days with interest and prayer...that somehow we are guided along the right path. Which ever that may be!

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