Monday, November 10, 2014

Calder's four Laws of Politics

In my many years blogging and writing for the much-missed Liberal Democrat News, I have formulated four laws of politics.

They were:
  1. If all parties are united in support of a measure, it will turn out to be a disaster.
  2. The more power the state takes to itself, the more arbitrarily that power will be exercised.
  3. When politicians do something which they think is very clever, it will eventually turn out to have been very stupid.
  4. The more extreme a person's views, the more certain he or she will be that the majority of voters share them.
Today's performance by both frontbenches in the Commons are a good instantiation of Calder's Third Law of Politics.

1 comment:

asquith said...

I don't know if this is a law already, but I'll make it mine if not.

The more people call themselves "loyalists" and "patriots", the more harm they end up doing to the cause they allegedly support.