With all the recent fuss about expenses we were starting to think that MPs had no shame at all, but it looks like we were wrong, according to the Sunday Times.Â With the impending requirement to publish details of outside jobs (hours spent on them and amounts earned) MPs of all parties are rushing to [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Greed'
June 19th, 2009 · 4 Comments · Politics
For the last month or so I have had the feeling that the Daily Telegraph has been getting far too much attention and praise for a simple act of chequebook journalism.Â The way I saw it, their exclusives on MPs’ expenses were not the result of investigations but just from having been willing to fork [...]
May 25th, 2009 · No Comments · Music, Politics
A bit of light relief amidst the ongoing furore about expenses… You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video
May 22nd, 2009 · No Comments · Politics
Aaron is not happy with Tory MP Anthony Steen…Â can’t say I blame him.Â Â Hopefully the sound-player thingy will be embedded below to play the offending/offensive interview. I still can’t believe it is not a clever piece of satire cooked up by Chris Morris or someone like that.Â Â His argument seems to be that the [...]
May 18th, 2009 · 5 Comments · Politics
There is a letter going around, from various Labour party members to the NEC, which meets on Tuesday. The full letter is here, but the gist is that those of us spending our precious free time campaigning for the party, at our own expense, are not happy about the behaviour of some of our party’s [...]
May 13th, 2009 · No Comments · Politics
I know I was supposed to have given up using song titles as titles for posts, but really…Â that one is just too good to not use.Â Â It is just far too suitable when looking at the news of Francis Maude’s hasty re-arrangement of his finances, as reported on the West Sussex County Times website.
May 11th, 2009 · 4 Comments · Politics
The Horsham local paper had an interesting approach to the whole business of MP expenses last week.Â Â While the May 1st edition was full to bursting with letters criticising local MP, Francis Maude, the May 8th edition carried none and had this slightly strange editorial.
A lot of normal Labour party members have been talking about whether de-selection is the answer for MPs caught with their fingers in the till, and I think Snowflake puts it very well, to the point of making further comment superfluous. ((but that won’t stop me adding a little))
The latest revelations about Francis Maude’s financial arrangements helped to remind me just why it is that I am standing against him – not so that I can pick up several directorships and some extra property instead, but because it is just plain wrong.
In this week’s West Sussex County Times we have Francis Maude start his column by saying: For the last few months not a week has gone by when I haven’t received a letter or e-mail from someone who is struggling because they now find themselves without a job. It does not help that Maude himself [...]