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One Rule For Them………It Was Always Thus

Reading Time: 2 minutes I have to thank the Torygraph for this morning’s moan. They ran an article yesterday informing us that disgraced politician Chris Huhne was back in Parliament. This wasn’t exactly the story it first appears to be but does raise an important ‘Two Fingers’ issue. Huhne is apparently one of a number of disgraced politicians who

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My Old Friend IDS Has Done It Again

Reading Time: 2 minutes Iain Duncan Smith, IDS, (or IBS to his friends) has excelled himself once more.  His Department is completely and utterly incompetent and he should fall on his Biro, that he’s probably claimed on expenses anyway.  just as an aside he claimed (and was paid) almost £91 for some Banner Pens. He must write a lot.

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ConDem – The Government That Just Keeps Giving (And Taking)

Reading Time: 2 minutes In the week when MPs get an 11% pay rise and a brand spanking new pension scheme, (have I mentioned those before?) just so long as they stop claiming for tea and biscuits for the office, we get the disastrous (some may say criminally so) waste of millions/billions of pounds by Government. I’ve mentioned before

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#SnoutsInTheTrough

Reading Time: 2 minutes Just a Quickie today. Now where have I heard that before? What news was there on 11th July that stopped me seeing this? IPSA released it’s recommendations for MPs’ Pay and Pensions Briefly, these are the recommendations that up for consultation, a salary of £74,000 in 2015, indexed to average earnings in the whole economy

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Ethics

Reading Time: 3 minutes Good morning folks, I woke up this morning to a right little Twitter Shit-Storm about Ethics. I’m sure you’ve seen it, how can you have missed it? I’m sure it’s reported everywhere this morning but our favourite news agency Pravda, sorry, I meant the BBC, have chosen to report it under the headline ‘Cut police

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Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards

Reading Time: 6 minutes Nope, I haven’t gone mad and started promoting parliamentary committees. But I did get to wondering after Saturday’s blog, “I Am Disturbed“, about the thorny subject of ethics in the Houses of Parliament. We probably first started to doubt the ethics of our politicians when the now famous expenses scandal excrement hit the air conditioning

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