Friday, 12 August 2011

A new style of Parliamentary reporting

Following the post below, I propose a new version of 'Hansard' to report on MPs' debates on the looting and criminality of the lower orders. It would go something like this; 
Gerald Kaufman (£43,564 expenses including 4 grapefruit bowls at £540) I condemn the naked greed of these criminals and their taking advantage of their pampered and privileged opportunities ..
David Wilshire (£160,532 expenses including £100k on a flat 15 miles from main home) My honourable friend has hit the nail on the head. This is not about ideology, it's sheer naked greed
John Healey (£84,562 expenses including £6,194 for renovating his kitchen) We should understand a little less and condemn a little more, Mr Speaker; only tough action against these feral youths will ...
Speaker (£146,780 expenses) Order! Order! Members must set an example to young people!
Somehow I don't think they'll go for it. 

15 comments:

Barnacle Bill said...

Leading by example are our elected representatives, only they have managed to legalize their looting of public funds.

Actually it might be a way for an interviewer to introduce an MP when they want to mouth off on air!

Anonymous said...

They have as much relevance as the youf + MSM.
the cops know it and we know it
) ) ) ;-)

Tarka the Rotter said...

Utterly brilliant idea, Raedwald! I think we need more of this...

Greg Tingey said...

LURVE IT!

Sean said...
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Sean said...

Tot Notch Mr R.

along with this, we will be heading in the right direction.

http://foundavoice.blogspot.com/2011/01/servitude-year-cost.html#more

Woodsy42 said...

Spot on!

Anabaptist said...

First class idea, Mr Raedwald. However, the data in brackets are somewhat edited: for instance, there is no mention of Mr Kaufman's £8000 claim for a Bang + Olufson telly. I can't help feeling that if the full lists of their misdemeanours were to be listed they would exceed the length of these MPs' actual words.

Contrarian said...

Nicely done.

Ian E said...

If Carlsberg published Hansard!

General Pyston Broak said...

ePetition anyone?

Anonymous said...

wonderful idea.

Bill Sticker said...

Perhaps politicians addresses would make better 'targets' for looters rather than poor bloody shopkeepers.

Spent Copper said...

In a similar vein, I have never understood why when we receive a bill for Electricity, Gas or Water, or a reciept for Petrol or Diesel, the ammount of the bill which is taxes of various sorts, is not shown prominently in red. It would help a lot of people realise just how much is being taken from us by the Government.

opinion prole said...

All price labels and invoices should be required to show the amount of tax included. This is done for VAT now and could easily be extended. Surely of all 'human rights' we have the right to know what the tax eaters are taking from us.