Thursday, 31 October 2013

Queen grants MPs a Troughers' Charter

MPs today can undertake to cheat, steal, lie, defraud the taxpayer and sink deeper into the mire of odious crookery safe from the risk of exposure in a compliant Press; yes, MPs have succeeded in manipulating the Privy Council process to grant themselves a Troughers' Charter. In a shameless move of unadulterated self-interest disguised only thinly by a pretence at defending the 'rights' of a group of useful idiots - actors, C-list luvvies, soccer players - MPs are finally getting payback from their savage exposure by the UK Press as a Rotten Parliament. 

Well, here's news for all of you foetid, noisome excrescences polluting the green benches of our Parliament; you won't get away with it. You won't win. There are enough of us, including printed publications, blogs, broadcasts and other media, with circulations and readerships from a few dozen to many thousands, to continue to expose your filth. We will not be silenced. You have been warned.  

MPs to get their 450g of flesh from UK Press


Fahrenheit211 said...

Brilliant piece of writing. My apologies for quoting it wholesale over at my place.

Anonymous said...

Flagrant abuse of power, and cravenly, illegally rammed through, an act of self preservation - portraying for all to see an astounding disregard for real democracy - Westminster in a phrase.

Fuck them, fuck them all - particularly Miliband's scum, Dave's mateys and Clegg's yellow disease.

We observe, we will remember.

Anonymous said...

It won't work for them. It's not enforceable and the real litmus test will be at the next abuse of public office by one or many of the scum, when a major paper or blog will just publish anyway. The more they try and cover up, the worse it will look for them - and it looks bad enough already.

Coney Island

Anon 2 said...

Well said, Raedwald - and all here so far.

Incidentally, I'm not so sure any of that other lot will get the Shylock reference. Shakespeare just isn't in fashoin with the marxist-mafiosi-rap/gang cultcha: as for what it might mean ......

Demetrius said...

Grannie used to call her outside lavatory "The Privy", how little things change.

Anonymous said...

Cromwell said: "A few honest men are better than numbers" and surely we could expect a few to be members of this Privy Council?

Alas, no.

The end of days for Parliament has been signalled, so tell your kin: this is very serious.


Cascadian said...

Considering it was a US woman who identified and followed through on exposing the MP expenses, I hold no great hope that any English blogger or journalist will be willing to do the work necessary. I include myself in that criticism.

Troughing, greed and outright fraud has always been acceptable to the public, provided the MP's once in a while interfere with legitimate businesses which the public have been brainwashed to believe should be operated as a charity. One needs look no further than the current gas distribution companies.

Punishment imposed on the most egregious offenders of the MP expenses fraud was little beyond farcical-a few weeks in a holiday camp. Now they have learned to cover their tracks more studiously and continue their greedy ways.

John M said...

Your point about the shameless involvement of some celebs in this campaign just apalls me.

Hugh Grant, Steve Coogan, Max Moseley. All people whose objection to press intrusion resulted from thier respective dirty and perverted little secrets being outed in the press.

This law chnages nothing as far as any of them are concerned - you're all still filthy immoral scrotes as far as I'm concerned.

Gordon the Fence Post Tortoise said...

Too self absorbed and dim to bother reading history books obviously. Carry on like this and ther will be consequences - that I reckon, is a slam dunk - it's also fairly safe to say that the consequences will be uncomfortable for many in the public sector la-la land.

G. Tingey said...

What about Dowler & Jefferies, though?
SOME sections of the press have brought this upon themselves, unfortunately.
Also, some journals are refusing to sign up.
Such as Private Eye ...
Could be interesting times.