Have you looked at Gordon Brown lately? He has the haunted look of a hunted animal, with his authority ebbing away and the Palace of Westminster’s standing with the voters at its lowest point for many years, he reminds me of finding a turtle balancing on a post. You wonder how he got up there, he didn’t get up there by himself; he doesn’t belong up there; and you wonder what dumb ass put him up there to begin with.
[A]fter 12 years of corruption at the Mother of Parliaments the chickens are coming home to roost. They have removed hereditary peers and replaced them with Labour’s yes men, only to find, surprise, they have been taking bribes; top civil servants are now just clerks; and they put a Speaker in the House just to comply with their bidding. Now their little empire is coming to an end.
If they were serious about stopping corruption in the expenses scandal that has engulfed Parliament this week, they would:
- Reduce the number of MPs to 400, by getting the Boundary Commission to redraw the constituencies;
- As 70 per cent of legislation is now done by Europe, devise a way to get them to work longer for their constituency, instead of having 13 weeks holiday this summer;
- Increase their salaries to comparable rates of other professionals (say £100,000 a year);
- Provide a quality Hall of Residence in London to give them secure accommodation when away from home. The American embassy in Grosvenor Square is to be vacated soon, a perfect location; and
- Finally, provide them with an Oyster card to get about London during the week, and a first class return ticket from their home.
They won’t amend their ways, it’s been a nice little earner for them for years, and of course what else could they do, most of them have never had a job outside of politics.
Well, CabbieBlog just doesn’t trust them; I think I’ll ask for the fare up front if any politician hails me!