Saturday, 19 May 2007

Socialism - anyone remember what that is?

In today's Guardian "MPs vote to exempt themselves from anti-secrecy law" describes how MPs have just voted to keep themselves out of the clutches of the Freedom of Information Act so that they no longer have to disclose their expenses or correspondence. It may have been introduced by a Tory but it had a majority of 71.
Who do they think they are? Is someone feeding them puréed manna in their parliamentary lunches or ambrosia in their afternoon tea? They really do believe that rather than needing to set an example that others might be proud to follow, that in fact they are so much better than the rest of us, so much more able to make sound professional, personal and moral judgements, that they need not be as scrupulous in their behaviour as could reasonably be expected. Hardly surprising that so many of us have refused to renew our Labour Party subscriptions.
Quick update; it seems that Gordon Brown has had second thoughts - perhaps old Labour is alive and desperately trying to scratch its way from under a very large and heavy stone.

3 comments:

mutterings and meanderings said...

The only person I know who still think TB is a good person is my grandad.

The thinker said...

Yet out in the country they want to cull (slaughter) badgers for 'carrying TB' - perhaps we should call for the same cure for the labour party??

The thinker said...

If anyone is interested in this point on MPs I was annoyed enough to email several MPs including Tom Watson - the only one kind enough to reply was Boris Johnson.