Monday, 8 February 2010
Bercow said that the "golden goodbye" payments for the three MPs will be suspended until legal proceedings are over
People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. Are any of our so called representatives beyond reproach, 384 of the 642 have been required to repay amounts, the 4 being prosecuted are saying 'why me, everyone else was doing it', meanwhile many escape through lack of sufficient evidence to secure a conviction.
What David Cameron says is absolutely correct. He is in fact stating the obvious. How can anybody imagine that the parliamentary privilege extends to cover fraud? It is only related to what the MPs say or do in pursuit of their constituents' interests, not their own.
The MPs who fiddle with their expenses are clearly acting against their constituents' interests because their actions defraud the constituents of the money they paid as taxpayers. Now, let's suppose that the same MPs had strangled the Speaker; what would have happened then? Would they have still been able to invoke parliamentary privilege or would they have been charged with murder? As to yellow streak Brown, he does have a tendency to cover up for the miscreants in his party. And the three Labour MPs, Elliot Morley, David Chaytor, Jim Devine are not the only ones he has been covering for, neither were their offences the worst committed by Labour MPs. Yellow streak Brown's entire cabinet should be in jail, if not for expenses fraud, then for war crimes. take your pick. liars, murderers, fraudsters - you could not make it up. This time will go down in history.