hounding of MPs over expense claims a form of torture

maguire

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#1
...according to MP Nadine Dorries on BBC News just now.

er, no love. waterboarding is torture. having your fingernails ripped off with pliers is torture. getting caught committing expenses fraud, and then being rightfully asked to account for it, is not torture. and if you still disagree I'm sure there are more than a few of the electorate right now who would quite happily give you a practical demonstration of the differences between them.
you greedy, troughing, whining cow.

covered here as well - http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2009/may/22/mps-expenses-conservatives

and for some reason, her blog seems to be down at the moment. ho-hum.
 

mercurydancer

LE
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#2
Dorries was bleating about MPs being on suicide watch. Now theres a merry thought.
 
#3
The torygraph has just stated that the whistleblower was an ex-SAS officer.

(Just seen it on Sky News ticker tape thingy)
 
#4
I think we should send her on a fact-finding mission to Guantanamo Bay or the like. Just so that she can compare for herself how it feels to be tortured with how it feels to be outed as a greedy, trough-swilling hypocrit.

In the public interest, of course.
 
#5
If there are MPs on suicide watch, I want to watch and make sure they do it right and then they can relieve us of their pension burdens.









Edited for crap composition
 
#8
I note the venal bitch's website has developed a mysterious but convenient 404 error.

Fcuking dry up woman - you cheated, you got caught, now you pay

Good
 
#9
I really did think this episode would have washed over by now - But I'm delighted to see that it hasn't. Perhaps it will give MPs some perspective and toughen them up.

Besides, if you think this is bad, try six months in the desert.
 

maninblack

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#11
It is more important to clear moats and avoid capital gains tax than it is to prevent the avoidable death of mere servicemen and women.

Ladies and Gentlemen; the answer is in your hands at the forthcoming election yet we all know that Farnham will return a Conservative and Doncaster a Labour candidate even if they had they been convicted of child buggery because the majority of the population are politically closed minded and stupid.
 
#12
Bo Hooo the stupid cow, wheres the webley, these stupid people just dont seem to get that they have done anything wrong
 
#13
maninblack said:
the majority of the population are politically closed minded and stupid.
Overly harsh. I'd say they'd had the idea that voting could change anything in government apart from names ground out of them over the past thirty years or so.

I'd still be very surprised if they did actually turn out and kick the big 3 where it hurts, though...
 
#14
dogmeat said:
maninblack said:
the majority of the population are politically closed minded and stupid.
Overly harsh. I'd say they'd had the idea that voting could change anything in government apart from names ground out of them over the past thirty years or so.

I'd still be very surprised if they did actually turn out and kick the big 3 where it hurts, though...
Seldom have I read something on this site with which I so heartily agree! :clap:
 
#15
tropper66 said:
Bo Hooo the stupid cow, wheres the webley, these stupid people just dont seem to get that they have done anything wrong
She's certainly not doing herself any favours. A key skill in politics is knowing exactly when to keep your mouth shut - a skill that Nad is yet to master.

Meanwhile, the 'torture' continues. A bloke from London has just tried to start a private prosecution against Jacqui Smith, the Home Secretary, for breaching the Fraud Act.

You'll have to look hard to find the story on the BBC so here is a handy link.

Naturally, the district judge told the applicant where to go. No chance of a High Court gig for the judge if he allows private prosecution of government ministers. Apparently, the applicant can only obtain a private summons if the Met Police refuse to investigate Jacqui. Democracy in action.
 

the_boy_syrup

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#16
They actually now remind me of one of those bennifit families you see in the papers
Grandmother,mother and kids all stood round whinging "why should we work were entitled to it,it's our money"
Then bleeting on how the council will only give them a 6 bedroom house for all the kids
Just like the MP's it's not there and that's not what the system was designed for but it's been allowed to get out of control
 

maguire

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#17
#18
Prior to my intake in 2005, MPs were sat down and told that the Additional Cost Allowance was an allowance, not expenses; it was the MPs' property, in lieu of pay; and the job of the Fees Office was to help them claim it.
One of the biggest problem shere. MPs wanted more money to do their bit for the country.....

The first paragraph of the piece sets it off....

No Prime Minister has ever had the political courage to award MPs a level of pay commensurate with their experience, qualifications and position, despite recommendations year after year from the Senior Salary Review Body.
award pay? How about... no MP is actually poverty striken under current pay levels. How about they come and serve their country in a position of great magnitude for the countries sake. Not their wallets sake.

This is why we end up with 19 year old daughters (of politicos) being fielded as MPs.
 
#19
I see they keep bringing up the salary thing, yes an MPs salary isn't as high as other key jobs, but that's just the basic salary, they then add on additional payments if they are in quangos, select committees, etc. Then there is the additional housing costs that we're seeing and then they get the money to run their constituency office, then travel and another few little payments here and there including their pensions.

Even when they're caught out in the open they still try to lie their way out of it.
 
#20
Anne Widdicombe (potential for Speaker) on C4 News last night..."If you are in public life and you are fraudulent, then you must expect to be blaah...blah...blah....and anyway if any of my colleagues are feeling suicidal, I'm a former Samaritan, so I'm here if required." The one ray of sense in all this shoite !
 

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