Monday, May 18, 2009

The Speaker must go

The BBC has a story up about the Speaker's imminent announcement to the House of Commons.
The Speaker of the House of Commons is to make a statement to MPs at 1530 BST, amid growing calls for him to quit over his handling of the expenses furore.

Michael Martin has been urged to stand down by Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg while MPs from all parties have signed a motion of no confidence in him.

This comes after a week of damaging media revelations about MPs' expenses.

But Labour MP Sir Stuart Bell has said he expects Mr Martin to state he will remain in post until the next election.

This cannot happen. The Speaker needs to go and he needs to go now. Not only is the disgusting little shit utterly compromised by being right up to his eyeballs in some of the most outrageous expenses claims, and not only has he presided over the entire, corrupt system—he has actively blocked changes and conspired to conceal information from the public.

If the Speaker does not go now—if the MPs do not vote for Douglas Carswell's vote of no confidence—then we, the public, can only draw one conclusion: our MPs have no interest in reform, they have no interest in clearing up this mess.

We can conclude that our MPs consider this whole scandal to be a flash in the pan and that they fully expect to carry on their troughing ways once the public have been distracted by some other shiny, MSM-served bauble.

So, as far as your humble Devil is concerned, what happens this afternoon is crucial: if these greedy fuckers sack the Speaker, I shall give them the benefit of the doubt. If, however, they vote to keep the Chief Shit, then I shall conclude that they are still intent on feathering their own nests at our expense.

And that cannot be allowed.


Anonymous said...

According to The Times, Brown has issued a statement that “what we have seen in expenses and in the revelations has angered and appalled me”. He’s PM. He’s been in Westminster for how long ? He expects us to believe that he had no inkling of what was going on.

Just don’t get it, do they ? Still treating us like idiots.

Anna Raccoon said...

DK, the original announcement from the House of Commons was that he would make a statement at 2pm.......
Why the delay to 15.30 - are they still negotiating his pension?

Anonymous said...

Apparently Carswell's put it up as "future business" which I believe means it's up to the Leader of the House (H Harman) to decide if there's time. (See )

Call me cynical but I can see NuLabia trying to weasel out of this on a procedural technicality.

mikiwud said...

If this had been China, he would have already been shot. These thick bastards still don't realise how high public feelings are running.

Chalcedon said...

Glad to see you back up and running. Gorbals Mick was cast adrift by Brown today. I think like the wolf/fox's fleas he is hoping that if Gorbals Mick gets the bullet and has to go, all his troubles will float away too. Oh no. I think these pols have totally misjudged the deep level of anger. In the pub on sunday it was mentioned very disparagingly. Likewise on friday night. if it was brought up, the anger was palpable.

I see some MPs didn't dare go canvassing over the weekend. Activists were being abused regarding this troughing too. that bastard Dalyel was on the radio at lunchtime trying to defend his
£18 000 bookcases. FFS!!!! He had 2 months to go to retirement. he must think we will fall for any old bollox he comes out with to justify his blatant rip off of public money.

That contemptible fucker Martin did a grovelling act but failed to resign this afternoon. He cannot sustain his position. The greedy fucker wants that £100 grand golden goodbye.

JuliaM said...

"...that bastard Dalyel was on the radio at lunchtime trying to defend his £18 000 bookcases. FFS!!!! He had 2 months to go to retirement. he must think we will fall for any old bollox he comes out with to justify his blatant rip off of public money."

Ah, yeah, I heard that. The viewers quoted weren't in agreement. Funny, that.. ;)

He didn't eaxctly acquit himself well, either, when the presenter pressed him. There were a lot of uncomfortable silences.

Anonymous said...

Well DK I personally wont be giving them the benefit of the doubt ! the only reason they are in this mess is because of their own behaviour. They wouldnt be passing a vote of no confidence in the speaker if the expenses issues had not got out in the public domain and enabled them to continue to perform their fraudulent activities on the taxpayer ! They are all guilty of this and they cannot direct the blame to one person, even though that person was guilty as sin for his own crimes. Cunts !

Anonymous said...

and what are we going to do about this?

Francis said...

In my blog post on the subject I direct everyone's attention to Oliver Cromwell's words of 20 April 1653. They are remarkably fitting:

“...It is high time for me to put an end to your sitting in this place, which you have dishonoured by your contempt of all virtue, and defiled by your practice of every vice; ye are a factious crew, and enemies to all good government; ye are a pack of mercenary wretches, and would like Esau sell your country for a mess of pottage, and like Judas betray your God for a few pieces of money.

“Is there a single virtue now remaining amongst you? Is there one vice you do not possess? Ye have no more religion than my horse; gold is your God; which of you have not barter'd your conscience for bribes? Is there a man amongst you that has the least care for the good of the Commonwealth?

“Ye sordid prostitutes, have you not defil'd this sacred place, and turn'd the Lord's temple into a den of thieves by your immoral principles and wicked practices? Ye are grown intolerably odious to the whole nation; you were deputed here by the people to get grievances redress'd; your country therefore calls upon me to cleanse the Augean Stable, by putting a final period to your iniquitous proceedings, and which by God's help and the strength He has given me, I now come to do.

“I command ye, therefore, upon the peril of your lives, to depart immediately out of this place! Take away that shining bauble there, and lock up the doors. You have sat here too long for the good you do. In the name of God, go!”

Anonymous said...

Set fire tae the greedy auld cunt and watch him burn so he cannae claim his big fat greedy pension, the nasty auld shite that he is. Hope his prostate catches cancer.