.. and still I’m loving every minute of it. The details of “bullying” and “intimidating” behaviour towards IPSA workers and volunteers, published by the watchdog in response to Freedom of Information requests, are likely to heighten fears that many MPs have still not accepted the changes made to their expenses system since its widespread abuse … Continue reading IPSA-daisy
Many reams have been committed to the cause of dissent from the London 2012 Olympics. Underpinned by Labour’s ‘London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Act 2006’, this event has long since turned into a barefaced parade of corporate greed, curtailment of free speech and movement, absurd security theatre, criminal organisational profligacy and overwhelming ineptitude, and … Continue reading You can’t do that…
The IPSA thing rolls on. I’ve said my piece. Obo has kept the flame alight. DK steps up to the crease to open the third innings, with style and alacrity. He responds to a pretty lame cri de coeur relayed by Tory Boy*. Perhaps these morons could try the old “oh, I couldn’t work out … Continue reading What DK said
I last wrote about Tom Harris and his moaning about the MPs expenses system on May 21st. His stream of incredulity about IPSA has continued unabated, ever since. He seems completely incapable of understanding that his pain is merely a reflection of the culture of petty and vindictive bureaucracy that New Labour spent 13 years … Continue reading And the wind cries Muahahahaaaaaaaary
I’ve already said my piece about the troughbag MPs whinging about their crazy new expenses regime. But the situation seems to be getting worse for the poor dears. The supervision of MPs’ allowances following the expenses scandal is in chaos after the head of the new body in charge complained to party whips about abuse … Continue reading My heart. It bleeds for thee.
Music to my ears via ConHome. A member of the new intake, who wants to remain anonymous, writes an open letter to Andrew McDonald, the Chief Executive of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority. Do read it. I’m not convinced it’s genuine, but it’s lovely to think of the poor dears in such pain. AJ
The penny hasn’t dropped for wee Tommy Harris yet. AS PLANNED, the new body overseeing MPs’ expenses is going the extra mile to make it as difficult as possible for us to do our job. Good. Do you know why it’s good? Because it reminds you what we all go through when claiming business expenses, … Continue reading Greeting fae Glesga
Sweet sweet tears. Waaaah. The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa) was established last year after a collective loss of confidence at the height of the expenses scandal. In an attempt to end the clubby atmosphere, in which MPs would often bully the Commons Fees Office, an outside body was given statutory powers to approve the … Continue reading No sympathy week
Well – it’s obvious why, isn’t it? After Nicholas Winterton got off to a faltering start in defending MPs right to travel seperately from the hoi polloi – a totally different sort of people – it was essential that some more balanced and reasonable arguments prevailed. Tom Levitt, the Labour backbencher for High Peak, said: … Continue reading MPs need to travel first class because. . .
I wouldn’t have much sympathy for this woman: Mother faces prison for trying to get son into better school Mrs Patel has admitted putting her mother’s address as her own on the application form, but claims that it was an honest mistake. She now faces up to a year in jail after being charged with … Continue reading One rule for them…