16 January 2010

Zac Goldsmith hates politics....

Zac Goldsmith at his home in the Amazon rainforest,err Basingstoke

Today’s Telegraph reports that Zac Goldsmith:

1. Hates politics

“I hate the game of politics,” he said. “I don’t want to get involved in this childish Punch and Judy. I have seen enough of politicians to know it is not a class of people I particularly want to spend my time with.”

2. Suggested that the furore over into MPs’ expenses had exposed the nature of Parliament

“The scandal revealed really squalid behaviour by a lot of politicians,” he said. “It is not a place I would ever want to call home.”

Fair enough you may say unless you realise that Zac Goldsmith is:

a.The Tory candidate for Richmond Park and North Kingston at the next election

b. claimed non-domiciled status to avoid paying UK tax on his £200m fortune – this while living in London

There’s a hefty bit of doublethink on the part of Mr Goldsmith, methinks... He should fit in just fine


susan said...

Well, he appears to be well up in the art of talking out of both sides of his mouth at once.

Bengbeng said...

Politicians are necessary in the real world. There will always be two sides and in most circumstances they seem to sort of work. But when all kinds of barriers n tricks are used to create an imbalance, things then go downhill.

Thanks for replying to my comment last week. Jam, to continue with my comment last week about the 'illegal' use of Allah by non entitled human beings in my country, I have come to the conclusion God can be purchased in a supermarket. Ownership can be established and patent rights are recognized.

It will all go to the party with the most political power irrespective of laws of natural justice, universal laws of fairness ,human rights etc. Might is right. All those lofty words e.g. fairness, justice etc remain just pretty words when no mechanism exists to prop them up

A citizen can shout and holler and if the majority continues to ignore and instead pushes further with its agenda, ... it is all so useless.

Kay Dennison said...

The word 'hypocrite' comes to mind. No great surprise.

CalumCarr said...

No probs for him and when he's fed up with it he can go and do whatever he wishes. His pot of gold won't run out.

jams o donnell said...

Suan and like most politicians out of an other orificie too!

Bengbeng the end result of politicial machinations can be disastrous. It is so easy to throw our hands up at our politiciant. Most of them are that same the world over. I am with you on the matter of God!

Kay now there is a word that fits!

Of course Calum. £20m does provide a lot of escape doesn't it?

James Higham said...

This is the doublethink which is seeing a real struggle for the pollies to assert their rights over us in the past few weeks and we asserting right back that it is our sovereignty, not theirs.

jams o donnell said...

On that we agree James. Still Goldsmith#s words were pretty amazing given his plan too be elected

SnoopyTheGoon said...

"both sides of his mouth at once."

I'm afraid that the other side he is using is not his mouth ;-(

But then - he will probably feel like a fish in the water in politics... bleh.

jams o donnell said...

A prerequisite of a politician perhaps is to develop anal cords Snoopy!