Monday, 21 June 2010

The Fraudsters' Parliament? - 56

Those nice folks in New Zealand continue to have problems with their MPs and one or two dubious expenses! - It's nice, in a way, to know that it is not JUST our lot who can't be trusted! The difference is that, in New Zealand, at least one politician is trying to do something about it! Surprise! Surprise! He is having problems from other politicians! One of the politicians in the New Zealand parliament had, according to one comment left for the article, been in the UK parliament for two years!!! - If this is true ........ enough said!!

I picked up this article on the website. As usual, I felt the need to leave a comment!

Read the artice by clicking on the link below:-

Meanwhile....................... back at the ranch in the UK..................... one of those from the Fraudsters' Parliament is trying to sue The Telegraph for defamation! ....... Wait for it! ..... he is claiming that, because of  a Telegraph story concerning  the MPs' fiddles.... OOOPs!.... I mean the MPs' expenses story...., his 'reputation' has been;-

'..gravely injured, and that he has been embarrassed and upset, and been brought into public scandal, odium and contempt.'

Public scandal!.................  Odium! ............................. Contempt!.......................

Should not, then, ever single MP in The Fraudsters' Parliament be suing at least 3-400 other MPs in that once august body for their actions since said actions have led to  .....Public scandal!................. Odium! ............................. Contempt!.......................?

And what about that wicked individual (whoever he is!) who has suggested that the definition of The Fraudsters' Parliament could (allegedly) be:-

The largest single concentration of shysters, con artists and fraudsters this side of prison bars!'

Find out more about the article by clicking on the link below which will take you to the appropriate page in the website. (Please note: for some reason,  unknown to man nor beast , there is a lot of blank space at the top of the page for this article! Just scroll down the page and you will find the headline and the article!)

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

The Fraudsters' Parliament - 55

Check out the latest from Mark Darcy's blog on the rantings of those MPs who are trying to neuter IPSA and thus get their fingers back in the till and their seats reserved back on the parliamentary gravy train?....

Am I just a little cynical about their breast beating, tearing out of hair etc.... etc .... etc..... relating to the bogeypersons at IPSA? ('Bogeypersons' - how PC is that?)

The Fraudsters' Parliament - 54

Someone has commented on my comment on a comment made by in his blog on the BBC website!

.... And I thought I was nothing more that the voice of one, crying in the political wilderness!!! (Note to self! - The person commenting on my comment on the comment on the BBC blog did not like my random use of exclamation maarks!!!!!! - Don't understand what they mean!!

Click on the link below to check this out:-

And thank you, El_Fidge, for taking the ttime to read my comment and comment on it!

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

The Fraudsters' Parliament - 53

The BBC's Mark Darcy has been taking my name in vain! He writes about what goes on in the chambers and committee rooms at Westminster. NO!..... It is not ALL about fiddling expenses, you know!

 I commented on one of his blog entries about MPs moaning that IPSA are apparently delaying MPs from getting their fingers back in the till. He read the comment and later referred to it in a post!

Check out his BBC blog below. Better be quick! The BBC comments section is reactively moderated so as soon as some MP, of some MP's crony, complains about me using words such as 'Fraudsters' and 'Parliament', my comment will probably be removed!

They're a bit touchy down at the old BBC about MPs being referred to in such terms, so I left an apology to the moderators at the BBC within the post. It doesn't cost to be polite, after all!

Sunday, 13 June 2010

The Fraudsters' Parliament? - 52

Up to their old tricks?!?

Apparently the Director of IPSA is leaving early because of the stress caused by MPs who reason that - now that the dust has died down re: MPs' expenses' frauds - they should be allowed to throw out the new regulatory system and get down to ssome serious 'hand in the till' fiddles!!

Read the story from a blog on the online version of the New Statesman by clicking on the link below;-

'Why else does one con the 'sheeple' into voting for one in an election? Would do the these taxpaying citizen voters  expect - some sort of public service!'

'Are the sheeple SO stupid that they have not learned why WE go into politics!'

As you know, if you have read the 'about me' bit of this blog, I am a teacher in the real world!

Some sums!-

646 (The number of MPs in the last Fraudsters' Parliament)    MINUS 226 (The number of 'new' MPs less a number of previous lobbyists, party lackies, party clones, party official etc. who cannot really be said to have known nothing of the parliamentary frauds) EQUALS 420 (MPs who somehow survived - all power to their 'conning' credentials - from the old Fraudsters' Parliament still in Westminster)
Thus the probabability that the new parliament will morph into The Fraudsters' Parliament - Part Deux exceeds 50%!


Heather Brooke has won another award! This time it is the IRE (Investigative Reporters and Editors) Awards in the USA. She has been awarded a medal in the Freedom of Information Section - rightly deserved too is the opinion of this taxpaying citizen voter! No mention of course in the recent UK honours announcements ....... I wonder why?

Click on the link below for more information;_

Sunday, 6 June 2010

The Fraudsters' Parliament? - 51

Found an article in the Independent newspaper's archive. It gives an account of the treatment of Elizabeth Filkin, the parliamentary official who was turfed out of the House of Fraudsters for trying ..... too hard.... to curb the fraudulent actions of MPs! This article names one or two of those who might (allegedly) have been behind the putsch to get rid of her.  I wonder how many of THEM should now be behind bars for stealing taxpayers' monies? I will try to do a little digging to see if I can find the minutes of any meetings etc. or was it all 'knife in the back' stuff with no records kept!

Three questions come to mind.

1). Wouldn't it be interesting to check out some of the names of those involved with her removal  with the list of those who were discovered to have been stealing taxpayers' monies?

2).Is it not time for her heroic attempts to clean up the fraudulent practices of MPs to be recognised?

3). Is it not time for those who removed this lady so that that they, their families and their cronies could carry on stealing taxpayers' monies had their reputations rubbished?

Check out the article in the Independent's archive  by clicking on the link below:-

Thursday, 3 June 2010

The Fraudsters' Parliament? Would still appear so! - 50

A week, as they say in politics is a long time!  Last week I was cautiously (very cautiously!) optimistic! But now we see they are still at it!