Parliament has opened today at the time of writing, and boy, are the coalition determined to prove their still going! Despite claims of the coalition being an ‘undead government’, David Cameron has called this year’s speech as “a packed programme of a busy and radical government”.
So radical in fact, the government has decided to go with legislation that nobody could disagree with. Truly, Che Guevara would be proud. Amongst other nonsensical statements, Mr Cameron wants everyone to know that while he and Nick Clegg share different philosophies, they are committed to working together as Coalition, no matter what the naysayers proclaim! What did Mr Clegg have to say about this? Well, he was having a meeting with Ed Miliband on the common ground between their parties, so we weren’t able to get a statement on the Queens speech. It seems the rats are deserting the sinking ship.
While I certainly don’t disagree with some of the reforms proposed, it seems more like the government is just trying to propose reforms that everybody will like to reduce the chance of failure in their last year. Of course, if there is a group in society the Conservatives are willing to take some flak for, it’s the corporations, with a new measure proposed that will allow fracking firms to run shale gas pipelines deep under private land without getting prior permission. It’s one of two measures proposed in the Queens Speech that I detest. While I understand companies need to transport gas somehow, asking somebody’s permission to use THEIR land is the least they could do. I imagine the law will probably require them to give the residents or landowners notice, but this being a large company it might as well say ‘Fuck you’. I doubt the process of installing the pipeline is short and sweet, but companies might miss out on some profit if they don’t build it, so who am I to judge?
And as for the second measure, 5p charges on plastic bags? Seriously? Go fuck yourself David Cameron. As if I didn’t worry about shopping for food at University next year enough. (This is half-jokingly…) Overall, the Queens speech was boring(if you don’t believe me, a page boy fainted!), though it’ll be interesting to see how this legislation affects the election next year, though considering some of hot topics like the EU, immigration and the NHS weren’t mentioned, probably not.
Anyway, I’m sorry for the noticeable dip in articles and in title quality, to say the least. I’m on the lookout for more stuff to mock, and I’ve got some new ideas I want to try out. So keep an eye on the Echo Chamber!