"What you are going to see from us this year, as we select our candidates now the boundaries are settled, as we target those 100 or so seats for the general election, is a party reaching out to all parts of the country.
"But also a party that's going to get people from all backgrounds - business people - I want more people who are military and ex-military, like Dan Jarvis, in the party.
"People from all class backgrounds because frankly I think Parliament is too middle class and doesn't have that diversity that it needs to have."
bbc: parliament 'too middle class' says miliband
Strange thing to say from quite a few angles isn’t it.
For instance, once one switches professions from being, say, a road-sweeper to an MP, considering the salary of an MP (65,738 gbp as of 1st April 2010), does s/he not become ‘middle class’? It’s like parliament has an inbuilt function to disable just about anyone, be s/he pleb or prole, from really bothering about the plight of the working classes as they have middle-class status thrust upon them.
Well, I suppose being made a part of the middle class via inclusion in parliament as an MP might give them pause for thought if they ever thought about getting rid of the monarchy as that would be an attack on advantage, and thus call into question their own advantage relative to those they purport to represent.
Miliband wants to include members of the Armed Forces to make parliament less ‘middle class’ . Now I wouldn’t want that, considering that the armed forces are there to do what the government says despite the will of the people - as obviously evident when they went into Iraq to add validity to the U.Asses’s ‘war on terror’ despite popular protests.
I don’t know how this adds ‘diversity’ to parliament considering the Armed Forces are basically there to do as the government directs. The virtue of the Armed Forces is to be judged not by when they defend the people, but if they have no problem disregarding the people in favour of the directives of the government. It is the latter that determines whom their true bosses are. Hence, their inclusion in Parliament is basically an exercise in bosses including their henchmen in the board of directors.
Miliband wants to include more business people. Labour Party? That’s like the bosses of companies serving as shop stewards.
So what is this ‘diversity’ that Miliband is talking about?
Basically, this silly bloke is saying,
“We are the Labour Party, and we think that Parliament is too middle-class, (so far so good....makes sense)
....so let’s include soldiers who’ve always done what we’ve told them to, and rich people....whilst paying them enough to ensure that they will be middle or upper class.”
Karl Marx must be scratching his arse in frustration in the hereafter.
I’m not too bright a bloke, but I think the Brits would be better served by electing the ed meister as PM.
Firstly, I will bring my, and all MPs and Ministers’ salary scale down to the level of posties so that we’ll be more motivated to up the salary of the working class so as to justify equal increases in our salaries.
Secondly, my idea of diversity will be to include environmentalists, people of all religions and ethnicities, members of all classes, genders, sexual orientation, amongst others. And I’ll also get rid of the Monarchy as it is kind of silly to have to kow tow to a multi-millionaire, or is it billionaire, whose funds come from the people, whilst expecting the people to practice austerity and self-help.
Thirdly, I’ll include members of the armed forces as well. But firstly, I would make them truly representative of the people by having a referendum whenever their services are required to fight overseas. So if the U.S. wants military help in rooting out imaginary WMDs or made-by-the-usa tyrants, the Brits can choose to opt the British military out through a popular referendum. It is only this that can truly justify my including the military in the government and not be accused by some smart-ass bloke going by the name of ed to be including my henchmen in the government.
Finally, I’ll include members of business as well, but given the reduction in MP and Ministerial salaries to the level of posties, I don’t think they’d be interested.