Coalition re-shuffle: another chance for a lying thief to join the Cabinet.

#1
It would appear that Call-Me-Dave has been shang-hied by Clegg into letting that snivelling little creep David Laws back into the Government. A man (of sorts) who let us not forget, stole £40,000 from us, the 'Taxpayer'. What sort of message does this send out to the country? If Laws was in any other line of employment, he'd be doing bloody time at the moment, not preparing for high office. His website has no mention of his unfortunate slip-up, ie him getting caught de-frauding us so that he could feather the nest of his boyfriend. Disgusting. On many levels.
 
#2
It would appear that Call-Me-Dave has been shang-hied by Clegg into letting that snivelling little creep David Laws back into the Government. A man (of sorts) who let us not forget, stole £40,000 from us, the 'Taxpayer'. What sort of message does this send out to the country? If Laws was in any other line of employment, he'd be doing bloody time at the moment, not preparing for high office. His website has no mention of his unfortunate slip-up, ie him getting caught de-frauding us so that he could feather the nest of his boyfriend. Disgusting. On many levels.
It signifies that there is one law for them, and another for the rest of us.

If I defrauded anyone of £40K I'm absolutely certain I would be serving time at Her Majesty's pleasure, and unable to take any salary while serving. Furthermore my employment prospects would be absolutely minimal, by having a criminal record, thus denying me any employment in a position of trust.

Whereas being a Lib Dem politician he has managed to retain his £70K guaranteed income, and now faces a return to a deeper trough as a minister. Furthermore he will have access to free travel (ministerial chauffeur, first class rail and air travel) subsidised bar, and without doubt plenty of people vying to pay him for services rendered after his period as a minister. He has not gained a criminal record, despite being identified as a fraudulent thief.
 

OldSnowy

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#3
He did it for the best of reasons - at least for the LibDems - it's allegedly becasue he was scared to be 'outed' as homosexual. That ticks all the right (or left) boxes, and therefore it's not his fault, doncha see, Society is to blame, it's not a fair cop, etc.


Anyway, he's a clever MP, and therefore above the law.
 

jarrod248

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#4
He did it for the best of reasons - at least for the LibDems - it's allegedly becasue he was scared to be 'outed' as homosexual. That ticks all the right (or left) boxes, and therefore it's not his fault, doncha see, Society is to blame, it's not a fair cop, etc.


Anyway, he's a clever MP, and therefore above the law.
Just like the good Baroness, these people really are untouchable.
 
#5
Beyond belief really! They must have some crafty underhand plan to secure a second term that we are, as yet, unaware of because they will win nothing at the next election!
 

TheIronDuke

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#6
Tsk. How many more times? If you wish to discuss a low-life self-serving snot gobbling thief like David Laws MP, then put David Laws MP in the thread title. Thus anybody doing a search on David Laws MP will find ARRSE Enlightenment a couple of places below the shallow gits polished turd of a website.

Be interesting to see how many more chinless shallow gits CMD can cram into one cabinet. In this year of Olympic glory I feel he may be trying for a record.
 

mercurydancer

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#7
David Laws is just one example of our political system being corrupt. What is valued in the higher echelons of political life is not honour or honesty but what you can do and get away with it. I was astounded by Laws defence to a fraud charge. Not in the public interest? Of course it was in the public interest to have the man face trial.

We shall soon see how that horrible unelectable harridan Warsi has been given to do in this awful government.
 
#8
David Laws is just one example of our political system being corrupt. What is valued in the higher echelons of political life is not honour or honesty but what you can do and get away with it. I was astounded by Laws defence to a fraud charge. Not in the public interest? Of course it was in the public interest to have the man face trial.

We shall soon see how that horrible unelectable harridan Warsi has been given to do in this awful government.

You mean the "working class" Baroness,

"I
play that back and think, I'm a woman, I'm not white, I'm from an urban area, I'm from the North, I'm working class - I kind of fit the bill. All the groups that we're aiming for are groups that I'm familiar with.
"I believe you've got to have the right people in the right job," she added
From Here,
BBC News - Baroness Warsi's plea to remain Tory party chairman
 
#9
Rumors:

Cheryl Gillian - Secretary of State for Wales - gone. Nope, I'd never heard of her either.

Kenneth Clarke - Justice - gone. Offered leader of the commons but turned it down for the backbenches.

Warsi goes to Culture Secretary maybe.

Kwasi Kwarteng is in the offing for something.

Lansley and Spellman gone.

All probably rubbish but hey, it's the internet. I wonder who will replace Lansley running health?
 

OldSnowy

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#10
Q: Why did 80,000 people boo George Osborne last night?

A: Because that's the maximum capacity of the stadium.


Here's hoping that the nice Mr Hammond, having 'balanced the books' at the MOD, is asked to do the same at Health, or somewhere.
 

Wordsmith

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#11
Laws; money grabbing, snivelling little shit that he is, did show some signs of being competent on office. He also had a decent career before he came into politics - unfortunately as an investment banker.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Laws

He seems one of the few MP's with the experience and management skills to get the ballooning public spending under control. He was making a decent fist of his job in the treasury before he got caught out playing fast and loose with his expenses.

He might be a shit, but he's a competent shit...

Wordsmith
 

seaweed

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#12
Sometimes I think I prefer rogues to fools because rogues are more predictable - all one has to do is to work oiut what course of action best suits their selfinterest.

But Laws is wholly loathesome and should have been prosecuted.
 
#13
Apparently, this is the wealthiest and most privileged Cabinet in British political history.
Reportedly 85% of the Cabinet are Millionaires - so remember folks, 'We're all in this together'
 
#14
I can just see the outrage bus coming over the hill.
 
#16
Good to see Warsi go, though. The classic example of a political place(wo)man. Ticked the right boxes and gained a cabinet position without ever having gained a parliamentary seat. Just raised directly to the peerage and appointed from there.

And that pompous, hush-puppied oaf Ken Clarke. Apart from his very sound position on bebop jazz, he's one of those who has served so long and has become so divorced from reality, that he genuinely believes himself to be invincible and untouchable.

During the run-up to this reshuffle, it was widely reported that both Warsi and Clarke, anticipating their departure, both stated that they would refuse to be moved. What was that all about?
 
#17
It would appear that Call-Me-Dave has been shang-hied by Clegg into letting that snivelling little creep David Laws back into the Government. A man (of sorts) who let us not forget, stole £40,000 from us, the 'Taxpayer'. What sort of message does this send out to the country? If Laws was in any other line of employment, he'd be doing bloody time at the moment, not preparing for high office. His website has no mention of his unfortunate slip-up, ie him getting caught de-frauding us so that he could feather the nest of his boyfriend. Disgusting. On many levels.
Totally agree with that assessment. They really don't possess a "shame" gene these fcukers. Unbelievable two fingers to the electorate from the Westminster bubble. The bottom line is, they can tinker/move the deckchairs, whatever you want to call it, but the end result will be another bunch of nonentities gathered around the table in the Cabinet office, continuing to fcuk the country up beyond repair. That is emphatically not an endorsement of New Labour by the way, they are all as bad as each other.
Let's be honest, we have just had over 6 weeks of this lot being absent "in their constituencies" without any obvious effect on the general running of the country - perhaps they should have stayed there a bit longer and given our blood pressures a rest!
 

Wordsmith

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#18
Speaking of shits, I see that model of truth and honest - Jeremy Hunt - has just got a de-facto promotion.

In my world, the little shit would be on the back benches for not demonstrating personal integrity while Culture and Media Secretary.

Wordsmith
 
#19
Laws; money grabbing, snivelling little shit that he is, did show some signs of being competent on office. He also had a decent career before he came into politics - unfortunately as an investment banker.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Laws

He seems one of the few MP's with the experience and management skills to get the ballooning public spending under control. He was making a decent fist of his job in the treasury before he got caught out playing fast and loose with his expenses.

He might be a shit, but he's a competent shit...

Wordsmith
Whether or not he is competent he is still a thief. You could be the best in the world at your job, but if you cannot be trusted to handle your finances correctly you are nothing. Would you leave this man in your house next to your full wallet? Different scenario, but he robbed you just the same. Just he is seen as being special because he is a cabinet minister/MP. The law is the law, and the ones who SHOULD be seen to abide by those laws are the LAW MAKERS (Members of Parliament). He should not only have had his days in court/prison (for there is no denying he committed the crime of theft and fraud) but he should have been made to resign his seat.
 
#20
So nothing like Bliars various Cabinets..? apart from a very few, select, token figures.

On balance, I'd say that on current form, the current bunch of clowns are making Blairs Cabinets look like paragons of political and economic excellence.
 

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