Dear Parliament, you will lose

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I’m not sure how much more of a fall you could set yourself up for.

On a related note, my MP, Kerry McCarthy, who has never voted for a transparent Parliament, had the 45th highest expenses of 645 MPs last year.

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5 thoughts on “Dear Parliament, you will lose”

  1. MPs seriously need to take their heads out of their backsides, they seem to have forgotten that they serve the public not the other way around.

    They are just so pompous these days (perhaps they always were and I’ve just got cynical in my old age)

  2. Hi Phil,

    Can I ask where that text’s from, I’d like to read the context.

    There appears to be a steady stream of (perhaps well-intentioned) legislation coming up that when finalised is so open to interpretation its a wonder no-one thought to question it.

  3. Ah yes, it is in the cite attribute of my blockquote but I’ve forgotten to add the JS which extracts it 🙂


  4. Cheers 🙂

    May be we should just ban MPs, they’re used for satire all the time. I have to laugh: My MP voted for ID cards, for the War, against an investigation into the War, and probably likes the sound of 42 days.

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