Tuesday, April 24, 2007

World government

George Monbiot advocates a world parliament. As an idea it's a soft, fuzzy thing - bit like Monbiot himself. Whip out the accountability word and who could disagree? It would like disagreeing with motherhood, or apple pie. Or 'choice'. Which everyone knows is a Good Thing.

But having a world bureaucracy, or army, or executive, or police-force are ideas that are - to me, anyway - ones that sound distinctly less cuddly. And without them, a world parliament would just be like the European one, only bigger, even more remote and even less effectual.

In fact it would probably be like that anyway even with a one world bureaucracy.

Which is why it's a crap idea.

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