Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Paul Flynn receives 1984...

... and, via Old Holborn, what does that fucking lying Welsh twat have to say?
All MPs were recently sent a copy of George Orwell's 1984.

It appears to be a fresh stunt by those who want to bring smoking back into pubs. A note with the book vainly tries to draw a comparison between a very popular health reform with the terror methods of Big Brother. It's irksome for the inveterate smoker to use designated areas but it is hardly torture by rats.

The point fails because of gross exaggeration. I have not noticed any political party raising the battle cry, 'Put the stink back into pubs.'

Yes, that was precisely why we sent it: it was to get smoking back into pubs and not to carry any other message—such as the fact that Privacy International rates Britain as "an endemic surveillance society"—whatso-fucking-ever. Well done, Paul: you've rumbled us.

Still, it is very interesting to see how the blogging MPs have mapped their own prejudices onto the receipt of this book, eh?

Do these people ever leave their own obsessions alone? These self-regarding sods keep fiddling with their own personal hobby-horses, like a pubescent boy who's discovered that stroking his "winky" feels nice.

Never mind, let's indulge one of my hobbies and have a look at Paul Flynn's voting record, shall we?
  • Voted against a transparent Parliament.

  • Voted strongly for introducing a smoking ban.

  • Voted a mixture of for and against introducing ID cards.

  • Voted a mixture of for and against introducing foundation hospitals.

  • Voted moderately against introducing student top-up fees.

  • Voted moderately for Labour's anti-terrorism laws.

  • Voted very strongly against the Iraq war.

  • Voted a mixture of for and against an investigation into the Iraq war.

  • Voted very strongly against replacing Trident.

  • Voted strongly for the hunting ban.

  • Voted very strongly for equal gay rights.

So, Paul is against our international endeavours but does really like dictating to the people of this country how we should be allowed to live our lives. Oh, and let's also note that, on top of his £61,000 salary, Paul decided to spent an extra £140,000 of our money on expenses last year.

Tell me, are these people being wilfully obtuse or are they really this fucking stupid and corrupt?

Fucking hellski...

15 comments:

The Secret Person said...

To be fair to our MPs people were encouraged to add their own personal messages to 1984, and you can't expect MPs to understand this. After all, the idea of thinking for yourself as oppossed to just listening to the whips is anathema for many of them.

This guy seems to have a good voting record - for a Labour MP! Which isn't saying much I'll admit.

Fidothedog said...

Oh the bliss, the joy, the schaudenfraud. By damn my sides hurt from laughing so much.

Flynn the liar, the libel case loser - see wikipedia page - is just so out of his depth.

50 comments and counting.

I have hated this tedious two faced duplicitous little shit from the time when he refused to meet workers at Lloyds Tsb threatened with outsourcing.

Sorry I meant of course to say he was just never fucking available, although strangely enough a few months later was happy to give Ltsb lots of free praise on his webshyte, even posing for piccies with managers.

Jay said...

He posted about smoking a couple of months ago. He insulted those who disagreed with his viewpoint and partially edited their posts and, bizarrely, his own some time after he'd posted them. Two people agreed with him. He failed to apply his own rules of blog etiquette to them and ended by inviting them to tea at Westminster!!

He is offensive, snide, tricksy - and, oh joy, as stated above, was sued for libel.

Old Holborn said...

"To be fair to our MPs people were encouraged to add their own personal messages to 1984, and you can't expect MPs to understand this."

Jaqui Smith understood my message.

It said "DIE, CUNT"

Anonymous said...

I myself have never smoked a cigarette in my life nor have I taken any illegal drugs. Hell, I barely ever drink, eat minimal red meat and am careful about cholesterol and yet I still think the growth of a surveillance-centred state with its moralising we-know-best nose in everyone's business is a bad thing.

Where do I fit into Fuckface Flynn's equation? I hope he dies of AIDS.

Fidothedog said...

Old Holborn I am sure that she understood it, well just as soon as she had some one read the big difficult words to her.

The woman has a brain like a hamster wheel, sadly the hamster is dead on the wheel.

Mark Wadsworth said...

The responses from MPs so far have surely made the whole thing worthwhile?

You could set up a bingo game (analogous to bullshit bingo). Maybe some MP will actually say "This book was sent out by people who don't care about national security".

John B said...

"from the time when he refused to meet workers at Lloyds Tsb threatened with outsourcing."

What, a politico who doesn't buy into the bullshitty "we should hire inept idiots in the UK instead of Indians who do a better job for 10% of the money" nonsense? Good; anyone who disapproves of his actions there should be sacked and horsewhipped.

More generally, the man clearly has an enormous bee-bonnet about smoking, which is arse - but most of his votes are substantially better from a libertarian POV than parliament in general, not just the Labour party...

Vicola said...

What? Has he been mixing his drinks or something? What the fuck does the 1984 campaign have to do with smoking in pubs? This is the most piss poor attempt to discredit a rival opinion that I've ever seen and he should be hung, drawn and quartered for not coming up with something more convincing. If his arguments against those who stand up to him are as crappy as this I think we can safely assume he'll be receiving his P45 at the next election.

Ian_QT said...

Huh? Did whoever sent him the book rant about smoking in the cover, or is he just weird?

ENGLISHMAN said...

What is meant by "voted strongly"etc,as i understand it ,these fat treasonous bastards simply walk through a choice of two doors to register thier vote on any subject brought before them,subject to the permission of the eussr of course,do they then stride or dally?

boatangdemetriou said...

The reaction of Kerry McCarthy was that of a total cunt. Quite how she has gone into politics when she cannot even navigate her way out of an issue like freedom of speach speaks volumes about hte state of the House.

And her views on prostitution are that of a fucking tard.

MaybeD said...

@englishman: It's to do with the proportion of votes on that particular issue that they attended and the way they voted on them.

Chalcedon said...

As politicians their calibre is miniscule, but as wankers we have veritable 26 inch guns blazing. Have these idiots never read 1984? Don't they realise what they are voting for? Jaysus wept! Me too.

boatangdemetriou said...

Chalcedon, I don't think they have mate, although Kerry claims to have read a whole two times (whoopee!). I think their base reaction is to bluster.

They just can't answer a fucking question.

Englishman, too true. Quite how you can vote yes or no strongly is one for the brainiacs at Westminster to explain.