Today, the 17th of March is St Patrick’s Day. It is marked the world over, wherever the Irish live. Here in the Irish news it’s marked by the yearly flight of politicians going to wherever there is a goodly population of successful members of the diaspora. The expression used to describe the phenomenon is Kissing Ass for Ireland.
Recently a politician of inordinate grit and steel died. Tony Benn was a Labour MP and Minister in the UK government. He was a man whom one listened, this even or especially if you fundamentally disagreed. Like myself he moved further Left as he got older, unlike myself he did something with it.
The following are a set of apt sayings of his which zone in on his truly incisive mind and shows precisely why both Left and Right admired him.
Questions to ask a person with Power.
1) What Power have you got.
2) Who gave it to you.
3) In whose interest do you exercise the Power.
4) To whom are you accountable.
5) How can we get rid of you.
Happy St Patrick’s Day.