Thursday, January 28, 2010

Some people are more equal than others

A gem from yesterday's Prime Minister's Question Time where Harriet Harman stood in for GB:

Mr. David Jones (Clwyd, West) (Con): The Business Secretary once famously remarked that Labour was intensely relaxed about people getting filthy rich. Is the right hon. and learned Lady equally relaxed about how the Prime Minister’s predecessor has decided to go about it?

Ms Harman: We have asked the National Equality Panel to look at how we can ensure that we help social mobility and—[Interruption.]

Mr. Speaker: Order. I want to hear the answer.

Ms Harman: We are determined to ensure that there is social mobility, and one of the important findings of the NEP report is that more unequal societies have less social mobility, which is why we are determined, with Government action, to continue to support policies that spread fairness and equality.


Blogger Eurodog said...

What in the world is social mobility? It means nothing. Two words together without meaning.

11:29 am  
Blogger Angus said...

You couldn't make it up!

8:21 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

vote to get that bunch of dumbnuts out... mind you not convinced the other lot is any better at it.. sad state of affairs british politics

7:51 am  
Blogger kinglear said...

Cynical? Moi? As Reggie Perrin's boss CJ used to say " I didn't get where I am today...."
And social mobilty for TB? Fettes Oxford and the Law? Father scion of Edinburgh society? Ah I see, he has moved DOWN to the be friends with the like of Berlusconi and assorted non-worhties.
Mind you, boys from Fettes are awal;sy know as Fets Wets...

9:14 am  
Blogger Winchester whisperer said...

Bonjour ED - maybe it means talking to as many people as possible at a drinks party?

Yes, Anon

Love it, KL!

9:18 am  
Blogger Eurodog said...

WW, I'll remember to be more socially mobile when I go to my next drinks or dinner party. Yes, WW, you must be right!

9:57 am  
Blogger Welshcakes Limoncello said...

What on earth is she on about?!

12:18 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She may be a dreadful woman in many ways, but she has done some good things, and she is an absolute stunner for her age.

9:05 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

she's very pretty.
but pretty stupid.
just watched PMQs and she don't really know anything when pressed on facts and concrete understanding. doesn't even know what a bond is.
nice eye candy tho

1:24 pm  

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