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Tuesday, 29 September 2009

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In 2010 the Houses Of Parliament is to be renamed The Cuckoos Nest.

The House of Lords has decided that referring to the Houses of Parliament as "The Cuckoos Nest" is politically and legally acceptable because it is a very descriptive way of what the houses of parliament are and adds a touch of humour to it also.

We all hear of MPs feathering their nests although cuckoos get other birds to feather their nests and then steal what they can. Either way, it certainly sums up what being someone in either house of parliament can be linked with.

The sound of the cuckoo is to many the very essence of spring, yet behind the magical call is a bird that is a cheat, a thief and a killer; the rank of someone in government is to many the very essence of status, wealth and integrity, yet behind this glossy image is someone who is a cheat, a thief and a liar.

Just how does the cuckoo trick other birds into accepting its eggs and raising its young; just how does someone with this privilege trick other people into accepting proposals of reform for raising delinquents into decent prosperous adults?

Why don't the duped foster parents react as they watch the baby cuckoo destroy their own eggs and chicks; why don't the duped parents react as they watch public sector workers abusing their own children's rights and destroying the development of their potential?

Why do the parents work so relentlessly to feed a demanding chick that looks nothing like them and will soon dwarf them; why are decent hard-working parents and others who work so relentlessly to support their families taxed to the hilt and forced to go without in order to subsidise the greed of these people in authority and others who do nothing in the interest of society and will soon dwarf them?

So it looks like members of the houses of parliament and cuckoos have a lot in common and there is no denying it.

Therefore from 2010 the Houses of Parliament is to officially be called "The Cuckoos Nest".

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