.. 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

You can’t do that…

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…

Squeal Piggy

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

No sympathy week

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