Wednesday, 31 March 2010

The Fraudsters' Parliament -36

I read an article in The Guardian today. I couldn't help but comment!

This is the text of my comment;-

Re: ' ... the scandal over MPs' expenses is just the tip of an iceberg and shows that a culture of entitlement has developed in Westminster..'

Are you not being rather polite here? Instead of the term 'culture of entitlement', I ( a mere FULL taxpaying citizen voter!) would have used the more accurate 'propensity to commit fraud'!

To read the article for yourself please click on the link below;-

Re: 'Only then will we truly have a clean break from the past.'

Again, speaking as a taxpaying citizen voter, the full and proper break with the past will only come AFTER I have heard the slamming of cell doors behind ALL in this Fraudsters' Parliament who have stolen public monies irrespective of political party or seniority within that party!

Why has the Fraud Act 2006 apparently been suspended in respect to the frauds committed by MPs and their cronies?

Now..... if they had not stolen tens of thousands of pounds of taxpayers' money ... but tried to sell a goldfish to someone under 18, we could have expected the full force of the law to have swung into action!!

Remind me....Exactly which banana republic am I a citizen of?'

To read the article for yourself please click on the link below:-

Monday, 29 March 2010

The Fraudsters' Parliament - 35

I have just found an interesting story about the MPs' expenses scandal posted by the London coresspondent of a Canadian newspaper, The Montreal Gazette. You can read the story on their online edition by clicking on the link below;-

Tuesday 30th March - update

I have just picked up a story in The Guardian concerning the sending of yet another file about MPs' expenses being sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Check out the story  by clicking on the link below;-

Are the police finally getting their act together?  No name has been given yet! I wonder if it will be another of the 'minnows' or one of the many in this Fraudsters' Parliament who should be behind bars?

Sunday, 21 March 2010

The Fraudsters' Parliament - 34

Well...... They've done it! Those in this Fraudsters' Parliament have made me speechless!

Apparently several have been caught in a 'sting' where they were offered 'consultancy' fees ('bribes' to you and me!) for using their 'influence' with other cronies in this Fraudsters' Parliament!

As I've said, I'm speechless!

Feel free to check out the various slants on the story from the online newspaper websites shown on this blog.

Reuters have the story going global! - What a shower this lot are!

Apparently a lot of 'members' of  The Fraudsters' Parliament are indignant that these people have been up to what they have been...... possibly because they had been left off this particular gravy train?

Apparently one of the MPs caught in the stings claims;-

"I am confident that any investigation from the standards commissioner will confirm that I have always fully complied with the MPs' code of conduct."

Going on the past performance of the parliamentary watchpoodle and the committee of parliamentary cronies who have 'supervised' MPs behaviour in the past, he is probably not far wrong! Do they ALL have a different concept of  'fully', 'complied' and 'code of conduct' not shared by the rest of us?

Apparently a lot of 'members' of The Fraudsters' Parliament are indignant that these people have been up to what they have been...... possibly because they had been left off this particular gravy train?

Or is it that they are playing some sort of perverse game of their own making where they attempt to 'trump' the previous scandal!

One pays offspring large sums of taxpayers' money for 'work' for which there is no formal record!

He is trumped by MP who gets house occupied by parents paid for by the taxpaying citizens of the UK!

He, in turn, is trumped by MP who is told claims were wrong and still walks away with £100,000!

Does every MP in this Fraudsters' Parliament intend to include a paragraph in their post-election CV beginning with;

'And while I was an MP I got away with ....(insert approriate text here).... and was able to bamboozle the parliamentary authorities by ..... (insert appropriate text here).... although it was not difficult because my cronies on the investigating body were ...... (insert appropriate text here)!

Sunday, 14 March 2010

The Fraudsters' Parliament - 33

I read this article in The Times today!

.......and you think the title of my posts  is a little harsh!

I commented on the article in their online edition! It may.... or may published! Check it out for me someone!

Saturday, 13 March 2010

The Fraudsters' Parliament - 32

I was reading the Scunthorpe Telegraph on Friday. They were reporting on the trial of those MPs who have been charged with 'false accounting'.
Scunthorpe is Elliot Morley's constituency.
 I think it is fair to say that the voters in the area are not best pleased! 
This guy is one of the 'small fry' in the story of this Fraudsters' Parliament. I read today that Mr and Mrs Expenses have been been asked to repay a token amount by a committee of cronies! They seriously believe that a group of cronies can overturn the law or disapply the law of the land with regard to their frauds!
Wait a moment! ..................... wasn't there a Home Secretary who was allowed to keep a large amount of misclaimed  taxpayers' monies recently?

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Fraudsters' Parliament - 31

Is is just me? ...... When does one REEEEEAAAAAALLY know when one is making a valid point?

I suggest it is when  a comment on a story concerning the state of politics in the UK by a taxpaying citizen voter of the UK falls foul of the BBC 'Have Your Say' comment board monitors!

Perhaps it is because there may be a snap election extremely soon and the powers that be at the Beeb are a bit wary about who their political masters will soon be! (I call this the 'Kremlin Syndrome').........

Perhaps it is because my comment was ssssoooooooo outrageous, misinformed and wide of the mark as not to be worthy of darkening the comment boards of the national broadcaster............!

I will let you decide. Please feel free to comment on my comment.... or on the BBC comment about my comment on their comment board.......

Their comment on my comment on their comment board was;-

'Thank you for contributing to a Have Your Say debate. Unfortunately we've had to remove your content below

Posts to the BBC website will be removed if they contain material that considers to be potentially defamatory. For more information, please visit

Please note that anyone who seriously or repeatedly breaks the House Rules may have action taken against their account.'

I know! ....... I know!......... You want to know what was my comment on their comment board which prompted such a comment from the BBC!

Well here it is!


Does it matter if politicians have 'non-dom' tax status?


Re: 'The Electoral Commission has said £5.1m of donations to the Tories from a firm belonging to Lord Ashcroft were legal.'

How does this match up with the definition of 'dishonesty' given in the official advice on the Deployment of The Fraud Act 2006.

The explanatory notes accompanying the Act include the following text;

'Section 2: Fraud by false representation

10. Section 2 makes it an offence to commit fraud by false representation. Subsection (1)(a) makes clear that the representation must be made dishonestly. This test applies also to sections 3 and 4. The current definition of dishonesty was established in R v Ghosh [1982] Q.B.1053. That judgment sets a two-stage test. The first question is whether a defendant's behaviour would be regarded as dishonest by the ordinary standards of reasonable and honest people. If answered positively, the second question is whether the defendant was aware that his conduct was dishonest and would be regarded as dishonest by reasonable and honest people.'

Are we, 'reasonable and honest people' really to believe that the money coming from a company belonging to him is not ... how shall a put this?..... a little 'dodgy'!

When will we honest and reasonable, FULL taxpaying citizen voters' be consulted on this...... and the MPs' fraudulent claims, tax avoidance, lining of pockets and general parliamentary fiddles?'

Note: I have just reviewed this last post and  come to the conclusion that it differs somewhat from my usual reasonable, well thought out approach and style! It is more in the style of current Prime Ministers' Questions! You know....... when the politicians have various tantrums and throw their dummies, rattles and teddy bears out of their cots at each other  !

...... but I am going to post it anyway! Have a great week!

P.S. Let me know what you think of my comment...... or the BBC's comment ..... or feel free to comment yourself!

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

The Fraudsters' Parliament - 30

I have a piece of news to make us all feel better about the scams practised by those in this Fraudsters' Parliament..... It is not really their fault!  Wasting taxpayers' monies is obviously a necessary part of a politician's core mission statement!

Politicians in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada do it too! I picked up an article  on the feed to my blog about the concerns of ordinary citizens in Nova Scotia relating to how THEIR politicians make fast and loose with THEIR claims and personal expenses.

Check out the story by clicking on the link below;

Monday, 1 March 2010

The Fraudsters' Parliament - 29

The local independent candidate asked to put my email thanking him for his leaflet on his website together with a link to my blog!...... and after I agreed... he did it!   Is this a politician who delivers what he promises?

A short time after I arrived home from work tonight the door bell rang! It was a very personable Conservative candidate trying to transform the ire felt by taxpaying citizen voters into votes for the Conservative Party! ... Talk about trying to transform water into wine! -this guy has an uphill struggle!

Part of the fallout from the expenses scandal is the blighting of the careers of young would-be candidates affiliated to the major parties, who will be deprived of a chance to improve the lives of UK citizens by the dishonesty of those in this Fraudsters' Parliament!

I explained that I would not be voting for any of the major parties, but will be voting for an independent candidate at the next election. The look on his face suggested that it was a message that he had heard from others in the street! I spared him from my usual tirade about 'The Fraudsters' Parliament'! I must be getting soft in my old age!

What a task this chap had!... trying to drum up support for the Conservatives on the day when the truth about The Conservative Party Chairperson's 'non-dom' status is forced into the public arena after a Freedom of Information Tribunal ruling! It is obviously business as usual at main party headquarters! They really have learned not a jot about winning the taxpaying citizen voters trust!

But don't worry! Mr  Cameron is glad Ashcroft has 'decided' to confirm his tax status! Oh Yes! He was really going to do this.... EVEN if he was not being forced to do it.... ten years after promising to do it upon being given a peerage!!!!!  They really do still believe that we will swallow this pigswill .... sorry...information!

Just why has it taken the Tories a decade to get this information into the public arena? ..... and when will the Labour Party clear up its own cluster of non-doms! I only ask as a taxpaying citizen voter of the UK!