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4th December 2010
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TWO DAVIDS, A PHIL, A VINCE &
A FUNERAL A NICK
It certainly hasn’t been a lot of fun being one of the people’s people this week.
David Chaytor, former MP for Bury North, was barred by Labour from ever standing again as a candidate. He stood down in May this year. He will be sentenced in January.
One of our politicians can go to bed tonight knowing he is now a convicted criminal.
It’s what they call ‘justice’. I suppose The Telegraph is pleased with itself.
Today, a Labour politician pleaded guilty to three expenses charges – totalling around £20,000, and could face seven years in jail. I know I’m not reacting as most will to this news, and it certainly looks like he has been dishonest, but I feel sad about this. The possibility of a prison sentence will hang heavily on David Chaytor’s mind all over Christmas.
OK, I admit I might be going soft.
But it just doesn’t seem right to me when this Islamist inciter of jihad and hatred – Anjem Choudary – still roams free and is even given a Channel 4 TV slot to espouse his hatred of British democracy. And yet we lock up or at the very least criminalise a public servant who has NEVER incited violence towards anyone.
After the High Court judgement Woolas said: "It is the end of the road - I am out."
Another high-profile Labour politician has seen the inside of the High Court where he was appealing against an earlier decision on an election leaflet. He lost, and has now been banned from parliament and pronounced a liar. (Odd. I’m told that is compulsory!)
Phil Woolas, former Labour minister has lost his appeal and has been banned for three years from standing for parliament for “lying” about his Liberal Democrat opponent in the May general election.
Now, if you have had any experience whatsoever of the dirty tricks that Lib Dems use to win elections, this must be particularly galling.
But worry not your little democracy-loving heads. This crowd – London Muslims – the equivalent of the other well-supported groups London Christians, London Jews and London Ba-Ba Black Sheepies – (what do you mean they don’t exist?) – will make sure Oldham has a real Labour candidate next time!
England's £15million bid – spearheaded by David Cameron, Prince William and David Beckham – didn’t even get past the first round. It secured just two of the 22 votes by committee members of football’s world governing body Fifa in a secret ballot – one of which was cast by England’s own FA chairman Geoff Thompson.
And the smell of defeat.
Another well-known politician is returning home not as a conquering hero like Tony Blair in 2005 (may he be remembered with eternal gratitude and deep affection as we sing at the 2012 Olympics – ‘OMG! WHAT DID WE DO?’ )
Yesterday, the country’s present top-ranking Conservative, one David Cameron, one of the Three Lions, came back from England’s World Cup bid empty-handed. Worse than empty-handed. Knowing that only ONE vote of 22 available came England’s way (apart from their own). And that, despite it being widely agreed that England’s presentation was the best of the lot.
DC had hoped to go down as TB Mark II after the Olympic Games Win in 2005. Instead David Cameron has returned from Zürich licking his wounds, an impotent and puzzled “lion” after England’s failed World Cup bid.
And yet another political entity, one who dances like a butterfly and stings like a bee, has been forced to
search his conscience – sorry, search for a conscience on his OWN policy.
Vince Cable has indicated he is minded to vote in favour of the tuition fees rise. Photograph: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters
The sainted Vince (Cable) – mayble he will, mayble he won’t – has NOW said it’s “his duty” to vote for the tuition fee rise even if it is “difficult”.
Well, it’d be even more difficult NOT to vote for the policy HE, as the Business Secretary, is responsible for.
Nice one, Dave.
LALA LAND, Vince?
Of course some Liberal Democrats WILL abstain next Thursday in the vote, thus confusing us with Lib Dem consistency – a heady mixture of victorious sponge, mixed fruit cake and a dash of yummy rummy thrown in for the seasonal flavour.
By the way, just so you realise there is no skullduggery in THIS honest, trustworthy, accountable, whiter than pale coalition, the vote that has the students yelling in anger will be held next Thursday. Thursdays are traditionally quiet days in the Commons. Many of the smaller parties don’t even bother to turn up. Well, it’s coming up to Christmas, shopping to do, trees to decorate, cakes to bake, snow-covered journeys to grapple with.
And it’s a long way to Tipperary – sorry – Northern Ireland, North Wales, Scotland.
But it seems that some Lib Dems, like former leader Charles Kennedy, are likely to vote against the Lib Dem/Conservative tuition fees policy. Hang on! What’s that I see? A flying principle? And a Scottish MP? From Scotland? A Scottish constituency? Where there is no such tuition fees rise? Isn’t that the kind of West Lothian question that they used to throw at the Labour party?
Ahh, paler than white, the snowy Lib Dem heart, is it not?
Oh the joys of coalition. The joys of government. The joys of decision-making. The bitter taste of unpopularity.
Still, if you think this is a surfeit of bad news for the sweetie Lib Dems – hang on. It gets worse.
CONFERENCE POSTPONED. WRONG KIND OF
SNOW STUDENTS ON OUR TRACK
To cap it all, an entire political party has been bullied into submission by rampaging
The Liberal Democrats have called off their London conference tomorrow due to fears of violent students. (See – “Student protest threat forces Lib Dem meeting to cancel”)
Protesters gather outside Kings Place in London and organise a mock hanging of Nick Clegg as he gives his Hugo Young Lecture in the building that is home to the Guardian. Even Tony Blair in his darkest days of Iraq war insurgency (from within his own party and some of the voters) never felt the need to cancel a party conference. Courage, mes braves!
I really do feel sorry for these politicians, at a personal level. All of them, to some degree or other.
But I feel angry that an idiot – a SCOTTISH idiot (and Scotland, I repeat, is NOT affected by these tuition fee rises in England) – yells this – ‘Nick Clegg must die’. Listen to the video if you don’t believe me. These are anarchists, not democrats. Probably not even students.
Politicians, you idiot, must not “die” for their political decisions. We vote them out.
Next time, vote smarter.
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“All countries need a leader who isn’t afraid to fight terrorism. I believe Mr. Blair did a necessary job in helping his allies. Are we all just supposed to lie down and wait for them to come for us, I don’t think so.”
And – “Mr. Blair is one of the finest politicians to have had the privilege of serving the United Kingdom, and Britons are fortunate to have had him as their Prime Minister. Time will show that Mr. Blair’s approach to affairs in the Middle East were and remain correct. From a member of the Commonwealth, thank you, Mr. Blair, for your continued service to legitimate and lasting (and not convenient or politically expedient) freedom.”
AND – “Tony Blair was the greatest Prime Minister since Winston Churchill and the only regret I have he didn’t get my vote as I live in Canada.”
AND – “I am sick and tired of television and radio interviewers asking the same old questions over and over, regarding the decision to go to war in Iraq, presumably they hope Mr Blair will let slip some secret information which they would then use against him. History will show if the decision was the right one, (I believe it was) but people must accept that Tony Blair is an honourable man, and made his decision based on the known facts and not with the benefit of 20/20 hindsight.”