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The court of public opinion

I am already utterly sick of hearing the phrase "it was all within the rules".

Quite apart from the fact that it is MPs who make and enforce the rules, they seem willing to try to break the rules when they feel like it. After all, Sir Fred Goodwin played by the rules when he took his pension settlement, and what was Harriet Harperson's response...? [Emphasis mine—DK]
"Sir Fred should not be counting on being £650,000 a year better off as a result of this because it is not going to happen," she said.

"The Prime Minister has said it is not acceptable and therefore it will not be accepted.

"It might be enforceable in a court of law this contract, but it's not enforceable in the court of public opinion and that's where the Government steps in."

So, tell me, Harry darling: what do you imagine "the court of public opinion" thinks about MPs' expenses claims?

Do you think that your precious "rules" are "enforceable in the court of public opinion"?

Is this where "the Government be steps in", you miserable, hatchet-faced witch?

Or is it, as usual, one rule for you and your irredeemably corrupt cronies and another for the proles?

It certainly fucking is.

Comments

JuliaM said…
"So, tell me, Harry darling: what do you imagine "the court of public opinion" thinks about MPs' expenses claims?"

Well, check out Matthew Parris's readers responses to his column on how terribly unfair it is to expose their failings to scrutiny in this morning's 'Times' for a fair idea...
dalesman said…
MP's have lost the right to be called "honourable" and right honourable". They don't deserve it.
CryBaby said…
They won't be getting away with it this time. The public wont let them. It's so unjust, so out of order the way they have dictated other policies against the peoples wishes, there is no fucking way, they are gonna wriggle out of this one.

I've written to my own MP, contacted the benefit cheats helpline, written to HMRC's complaint department. Hell I even sent an email to Pola Uddin telling her to resign.

Everyone should keep the pressure up until we see heads roll, abolish that self-serving green book, call an election etc.
Anonymous said…
But that's the problem - how can we get rid of them?
You cannot march on the streets cos the kettle brigade will let the anarchists in and then beat us all up.
Voting on 4th June is not going to change it.
Perhaps a day where no one does anything - General Strike?
God knows what we can do to get rid of these vermin.
Rob said…
The BBC is pulling out the stops trying to defend Labour:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8041972.stm

Note the sub-headings as well. Trust the BBC to back their mates to the hilt.
Anonymous said…
I am looking forward to the day that Fake Baroness Paula Uddin gets booted out of the House of Lords (as she has always been totally unqualified to be a member), prosecuted and made to pay back every penny she has stolen from the British public and deported back to her home land. If you need a definition of "theiving crook".. paula uddin fits the bill perfectly
Anonymous said…
It infuriates me that someone like the unelected pola uddin who needs english/grammer classes, who is the most rubbish public speaker this world has ever known, who received a huge BIG favour from tony blair making her the first bangladeshi woman peer (maybe she cooked him a curry).. has received so many privileges from her position.. while at the same time lying and deceiving for money for which she still continues to try to cover up.. I have my utmost faith in the British police and the justice system for bringing this woman to account..

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