Monday, 26 April 2010

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I decided to do a little research on how my MP in my constituency voted in parliament in the various votes on matters of transparency particular in relation to MPs and their financial arrangements in parliament!

Thanks to  the kind people at

They have sent out questionnaires to as many parliamentary candidates as they could. They have an interesting bar chart showing the number of prospective MPs who have replied. Not ALL parties seem to want to tell us what theey think on certain key matters!

They provided the link so that I could find the voting record of my MP on matters of parliamentary transparency which will take you to

Click on the link below to be taken to the site. To find out how your candidate voted.... or made themselves scarce... click on the link and put in your postcode in the appropriate box.

Sunday, 18 April 2010

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Blast from the Past!

Here is the text of one of my earliest emails concerning the MPs' fraud scandal and the reply from 10 Downing St.  It dates from February 2008. I had sent a letter of complaint to the Metropolitan Police and followed it up with the email below to Downing Street.
This was their reply!
I had expected some sort of action! ......... but, remember this was BEFORE we knew just how widespread the scams practised by MPs was!
'Dear Mr Bell

Thank you for your message to the Prime Minister which you sent through the Downing Street website ( ).

We need to confirm that we have your correct details and that the message shown at the bottom of this email is from you.

Click on the link below to confirm your message.

If you did not send this message, please contact the Downing Street web team at

Once you have confirmed your email, your message will be passed to Downing Street staff to read. Although the PM is unable to answer emails personally, all your messages are read and the PM is given a report on the issues raised, along with a selection of messages.


The Number 10 Web Team

Here is the text we received:

RE: Aleged embezzlement by one or more MPs

Dear Sir/Madam,

Re; alleged embezzlement of pulic funds.

As a tax paying UK citizen, I am contacting your office to request that an immediate investigation be initiated, by the appropriate police authorities, into the recent allegations of alleged embezzlement by one or more MPs.

If your office is unable to initiate this action, I will take the necessary steps to initiate such an investigation as a private citizen.

Yours sincerely,

John L. Bell '

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

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I don't know if there is an official way of determining what it is that determines whether a state is a 'banana republic!

I would, however, suggest that the following 'benchmarks' might help in the definition;-

1). Large scale plundering of taxpayers' monies by those in political power!

2). Politicians feel free to sell their influence to the highest bidder as 'cabs for hire'!

3) A judicial system which is 'bent' in favour of any politician caught with his/her hand in the till.( No charges to be brought, if at all possible with a bunch of cronies claiming to be 'dealing' with any potentially criminal activity! ....... if that doesn't work, only a sample of politically unimportant patsies to be charged.... and even for them, nothing that would suggest parity with a taxpaying citizen such as standing in the dock , for example!)

4). Legislation , such as THE FRAUD ACT 2006, which applies to all citizens but is 'mysteriously' disapplied to any member of the political class caught breaking the law!

As my two children used to say on long car journeys............'Are we THERE yet?'

Someone is following my blog! Thank you.... whoever you are!

Sunday, 11 April 2010

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This article from the online of The Hindu Magazine in India, gives an interesting  viewpoint on the current state of politics in Britain.

Check it out by clicking on the link below:-

By the way!

I had a nice email from someone at The Times asking if they could print an edited version of one of my comments on their online version. You can read the printed letter plus the original article and my full comment by clicking on the link below;-

Friday, 9 April 2010

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I picked up this very interesting article about the current political situation in the UK on a online edition of The Australian!
The article has an interesting slant on the role of the smaller parties in the electoral race!

Check out the article by clicking on the link below:-

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

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Blast From The Past!

Click on the link below to go back in time to The Daily Mail April 7th 2007 - Three years ago!

This link reminds us how THREE YEARS AGO those in this Fraudsters' Parliament tried to exclude themselves from the Freedom of Information Act to hide their fraudulent claims from public scrutiny:-

As a taxpaying citizen you might want to ask yourselves a number of questions;-

1). Is my MP on the list of those who voted back then to exclude MPs expenses from the Freedom of Information Act and keep their scams and fraudulent claims away from public scrutiny?

2). Is my MP one of those who voted against Maclean's amendment?

3). Was my MP one of those who chose to be elsewhere when the vote was taken - in the hope perhaps that it would be passed without them having to come out of hiding!

4). How many of the names on the list of MPs who tried to exclude themselves from the Freedom of Information Act should be behind bars for fraud?

If you are a member of this Fraudsters' Parliament who tried to get this amendment passed, you may want to ask yourself two questions:-

1). How in creation did I expect to get away with it?

2). How can I stop the electorate in my constituency from seeing that my name is on the list?

More 'Blasts from the Past' to come!

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

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I have just picked up a link to an entry on a blog in New Zealand giving a view of the possible effects of the general election on the state of politics in the UK!

Click on the following link to read the blog:-

As usual, I left a comment!

Sunday, 4 April 2010

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Do you want to know what they think of the UK MPs' expenses scandal in Africa?

Click on the link below to access the online edition of an African publication based in Nigeria with a story about the UK MPs' expenses scandal:-

Saturday, 3 April 2010

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RE: 'I do not accept that I 'fiddled' my expenses. I believed that I was entitled to make the claims because of what I had been told by the chief whip and other peers. '

The speaker was a member of the House of Lords explaining how he had pocketed taxpayers' monies for overnight stays in London wheen he was at home! There will be no charges brought  'through lack of evidence'!

Let's make a drama out of the expenses crisis!


Scene: Any Crown Court in the land

Dramatis Personae: Any FULL taxpaying citizen voter (defendant), Judge, CPS official, Senior police officer, Pet shop Owner

Taxpayer: (Looking sheepish in a slightly practised sort of way) I admit I robbed the bank, your honour, but my mates and other cronies down the pub explained that it was alright because, at some time in the future, and taking into account my state of good health, that over the next fifty years or so, I MIGHT have made enough deposits into said bank to cover the 'withdrawal'. They also explained that the sawn off shotgun and rather fetching ladies stocking could merely be defined as 'fashion accessories!

Representative of the CPS: That sounds fine to me M'Lud! I mean.... we don't have any REAL evidence he meant to rob the bank!.... and his mates and cronies did give him permission!

Senior Police Officer: I agree, M'Lud!  (Thinks: Now about the recommendation for a knighthood I was promised!... The missus will be pleased!)

Judge: Well... That's alright, then! Just say sorry and that will be fine! ..(Don't forget you owe me a favour, Archie!!'... You pay for the next round at the golf club!)

Judge: Next case!....

(Enter Pet Shop Owner)

Judge: Ahh! Yes! This disgraceful case of  the scoundrel selling a goldfish to an under 16 year old! ........


One piece of good news:- I received my copy of  'The Silent State' by Heather Brooke.

Now.... let me see ......... what else don't they want me to find out!

Thursday, 1 April 2010

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The following link will take you to the website with a story about a LibDem MP who has been showing us it is not just Conservative and Labour MPs who have had their hand in the till in this Fraudsters' Parliament!

Yet another MP given a gentle slap on the wrist by his cronies in The Fraudsters' Parliament when any ordinary FULL taxpaying citizen voter would be expecting a stay in one of HM penal establishments!

I could not help making a comment!