Lordy, lordy.

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  1. Nothing has changed...

    Did we ever expect it to? Power corrupts and too much power corrupts completely.

    But its 'the system' and that is the way it is. Without a new system this is what we are consigned too.

    They make the rules they are entitled to break them. What's the worst which can happen? Referral to the Parliamentary commissioner for standards? Do me a favour this quango has as many teeth as a goldfish.

    Look at Patrick Mercer. In any other profession he would be labelled a crook and put before the courts. As an MP he gets to quietly resign the whip and see out his two years notice on full pay and expenses and will get the end of tour bonus into the bargain.

    There is a ****ing nasty smell pervading the corridors of both big houses this morning.
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  2. And the love of money is the root of all evil.

    Maybe not...

    Patrick Mercer could face police questions under Bribery Act | Politics | The Observer

    Though of course the chances of anything coming from it are pretty slim. It's not as if he did something serious, like being rude about someone on the internet.
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  3. His only income then would be his directorships and rip off Crimean War tours (and no more hotel room shenanigans eh Patrick?).
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  4. One of those "We can't tell you anything but something's happening" stories that papers run so that speculation becomes rampant, and if there's an accurate guess then said paper goes to court and says "this information is already in the public domain, so can we please run the story?"

    Yes, I'm cynical but it's the Daily Mail's SOP.
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  5. Bad, bad piggies in parliament!!

    Afghanistan is sooo corrupt...
  6. Allegedly, it was two blokes.
  7. TheresaMay

    TheresaMay LE Moderator DirtyBAT

    They say Guy Fawkes was the last man to enter Parliament with honest intentions...
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  8. Was it your missus and Boris Dave? You can tell us...
  9. Nothing has changed, nothing will change.
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  10. Perm any two from ten there then.

    As Guido says "this one will run and run".