Saturday, 31 January 2009
Why Is Gordon So Two Faced Over Parliamentary Sleaze?
I have been enjoying the ongoing saga of the Four Lords A Leaping immensely. They twist and squirm, and then the Sunday Times fire another exocet. First we had the reports, all denied. Then we had the recordings, oh dear, whoops. Poor Lord Scumbag loses the Experian retainer, I wept hot salty tears for the cunt. Then comes the video of Lord Trust Not, he of the dodgy friends with seriously dodgy connections, and he loses the Landis and Gyr retainer. I was gutted for him, too.
And it seems that our Glorious Leader, Son of The Manse, Saviour of The World, Bus Driver Extraordinaire has suddenly discovered that this sort of corruption and greed does not fit with his Moral Compass. He is described as "incandescent with rage" and preparing to throw the book, the Nokia, the stapler, and the desk at the naughty Lords.
This is perhaps what you should expect.
But, why is this faux moral outrage and determination to clean up this sleaze so different from his indifferent foot dragging over sorting out the expenses fiddles of members of the House of Commons? Why is he so happy for the production of the receipts to take so long and cost so much? (apart from the opportunity it provides to remove all traces of Labour MP's and Ministers wrong doings? It would be interesting to check individual receipts against totals claimed to make sure that they matched and that the receipts were all there! ) Why not reign in Speaker Martin's pathetic and costly running to the courts to try prevent publication? Why go for a three line whip to try and remove MP's from the Freedom Of Information Act until he found he was all alone and bottled it?
Picture by Tractorstats
UPDATE: Who said "Sleaze has become the hallmark of the dying days of this administration" ?
Posted by Hacked Off at 15:39