Monday, 11 May 2009

Getting What He Is Owed

"Ordure! Ordure! Let The Honourable Gentlemen Trough!"

Much of the current disgrace being faced by many politicians who have been exposed as greeedy and corrupt fiddlers of an expenses and allowances system set up to dodge the politically sensitive issue of paying MPs more could have been avoided and the excesses curtailed if Speaker Martin had listened to his staff rather than telling them not to meddle.

After all, he wanted to get what he thought he was owed. And of course, he had his own snout deep in the trough, as has been previously noted here and elsewhere.

Now I think he is owed a lamp post and some strong hemp rope.

The Penguin


Fidothedog said...

I so want to see him dragged kicking an squealing to the slaughterhouse.

wonderfulforhisage said...

From the original Times article:

Martin, a former sheet metal worker and shop steward, allegedly told a senior MP: “I have been a trade unionist all my life. I did not come into politics not to take what is owed to me.”

I suspect that he meant entitled rather than owed.

Something like, 'I didn't get where I am today without making certain I and my members (union types) got that to which we were entitled'.

Much as I detest Speaker Martin I believe in fair play and my interpretation of the overheard remark, quoted out of context, is surely equally possible.

Fair play Mr P.

Dark Lochnagar said...

It'll need to be plenty strong to hold him the fucking, fat, arrogant bastard.