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Thursday, 3 February 2011

Back to MP Sleaze and Corruption

Well, it didn't last long, this new regime of honesty and financial probity. MPs have had enough of having to account to the public for their spending, and are unwilling to stand for being revealed as mean sods on £65k a year who still submit claims for the cost of a single newspaper or a pint of milk. They long for a full return to sleaze and corruption, to unaccountability, to greed and waste hidden under a cloak of lies and obscurity. 

King of the Sleazeballs Sir George Young (why the Hell wasn't he culled last time round?) claimed that the requirement to be honest and accountable was deterring poor people from becoming MPs - implying that the sleazier, the more corrupt and the more obscure the system became, the more attractive it was to poor people. That's not a great argument, George. 

And as constituents push their way past the bulk man-high stacks of bum-wipe bought by Bob Russell for his constituency office they may consider that it will take longer than the life of this Parliament for Bob and his official constituency support worker to get through it, for had he bought it for the use of the local party as well it would make his expenses claim unlawful and criminal. I expect Bob is now recording three sittings a day to justify this purchase. 

The whining bunch of bent shits calling for IPSA's abolition may well have the power to vote it out of existence, but they forget who they're really answerable to. And we've had enough. 

1 comment:

Don Cox said...

"implying that the sleazier, the more corrupt and the more obscure the system became, the more attractive it was to poor people."

That's probably true. The main reason most people go into politics is to make money.

Yes, there are exceptions. But mainly, it is a route to riches, power and status.

The whole problem of democracy is how to run a country when most of those wanting to run it are there for selfish reasons.