Friday, 4 January 2013


I may have said it before, but I can't help feeling that during times of crisis democracy is as much use as a chocolate fireguard.

Yes, politicians act in their own best interests, but those interests generally coincide with those of the people vote for them.  Nothing is more guaranteed than the average voter voting for his or her own self interest and bugger the bigger picture.

Methinks the Roman system of appointing a temporary dictator to see the country over a major crisis is the best solution. He (or she) has no chance of being elected and can therefore make unpopular, yet necessary decisions.

Perhaps dragoon in an ex Prime Minister who no longer has political ambitions?


  1. Your attack on chocolate fireguards is unnecessary and unfair. Using old iron fireguards during a crisis may sound like a good idea but they have a habit of falling over and breaking your leg.

  2. The name Mauro Monti comes to mind...