A while back J’accuse had the occasion to point out a blatant example of the confusion that exists in the mind of MLPN militant who fails to distinguish between his party and government (ok, for a long while now it has been the PN militant who believes that government and party are one and the same). The election of Ian Castaldi Paris to head the PN College of Councillors and subsequent comments were the occasion for us to point out such exemplary behaviour (see post: Dissident).
Of course we could all laugh off the incident as being related to one particularly loudmouthed party fool who could not tell where the party line ended and governmental departments began. That was then. This is now. It is now when allegations about an email sent by PN’s secretary general to government departments requesting that information regarding complainants to aforesaid departments be sent to PN HQ (apparently there is going to be some open day soon – why don’t we all scoot over and ask them to hand any files that might contain personal information about ourselves? Let’s see who is open now!).
It’s bloodcurdling news that is. A political party requesting (read ordering) that information about private citizens who have complained to government departments be passed on to the party. Anyone still sitting calmly and thanking whatever god they believe in that “at least it’s the nationalists not the ghastly lejberites who will hold the info” should be shot on sight… or at least have his or her voting document confiscated.
Not only do they rewrite laws about confidentiality and privacy to suit their whims and fancies, now they want more information. I do not care what they intended to do with it. Even if they intended to send an obligation free €500 euro cheque to every complainer, they are bloody wrong. Very very wrong. I cannot trust this party. I cannot trust any party that deems it possible to play around with private information as it feels like.
This is what pushes those Vote of No Confidence buttons. No amount of moralising and bitching will get people to pinch their noses before voting next time round. Change has come to America. We’re still waiting.