A New Commons Scandel

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by Sven, Jan 10, 2007.

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  1. An investigation has been instigated by Sir Philip Mawer, the Parliamentary Standards Commissioner after two Labour MPs complained that several consitiuency Conservative Parties were offering dinners at the Commons for cash.

    This apparently in contravention of rules which state

    And just look at who is being investigated

    Cash for Dinners Scandal
  2. elovabloke

    elovabloke LE Moderator

    Quite night at the Guardian - old story - still waiting for the findings. Most probably have to wait as long as the report on the freebie holiday our great leader took at the pad of one of his cronies, again. They all at it Sven, get a life.
  3. Not quite the same league as lying to the country and Parliament to go on an illegal war costing the lives of hundreds of British servicemen, or giving your unelected mates ministerial positions or giving out peerages and large government contracts to people who have given you a million quid is it? Then again is it as bad as lying about paying for a holiday at market rates when it was free?

    Still, if rules have been broken then people must pay the penalty, and here dear pathetic little lickspittle Sven (yes, I know: personal invective again) is the difference between the socialists and the Tories: when Tories get caught they apologise and, if required, they resign. Lairbour scum lie, lie, lie again and when caught redhanded refuse to resign until Toneee feels it may cost him a vote or two and then Hey Presto! A few months later they are back where they were.
  4. Who cares !!!!

    How does this affect me, the Army or the MOD ? And as an ARRSE user why should I be remotely interested. Isn't it about time you (those politically minded) stopped posting this drivel.
  5. Interesting

    Cash for peerages - hang em high

    Cash for dinners - oh, it doesn't matter, its nothing to do with the army, or ex army.

    I understand that the story is three months old but to say it is an old story is disengenuous. It is not nearly as old as the cash for peerages scandal
  6. Sven my view on this is simple. If this is the best that Neue Arbeit can come up with the smear HM Loyal Opposition then they're in even deeper sh!t than one might otherwise imagine.
  7. I don't believe that Sir Philip Mawer, the Parliamentary Standards Commissioner is politically aligned to anyone. The Standards committee is and its chairman is Labour - no he isn't, the chairman is Sir George Young who is of course a Tory
  8. I didn't give a toss about the cash for peerages issue either.
  9. Is scandel like scandal?
  10. Oh !!! did he mean scandal? well, that throws a whole new light on the really interesting issue. I thought he was talking about obscure spanish footwear.
  11. Where's Colonel Pride ?
  12. Come come now sven there is a wee tad of a difference between, bunging a million at Tony to get a life peerage and all the benefits that entails, and 'selling' a few cheesy house of commons sandwiches for a few quid!!

    as someone said yes the rules have been broken and someone should be brought to book, but lets put it in perspective shall we!!
  13. So 'Sven' your position is that a dinner= a peerage.

    Well on that basis last night I was actually made a Viscount at The Ivy.
  14. Breaking the rules is just that, breaking rules. So, in that supposedly honourable people are allegedly doing wrong there is no difference.