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Message 1500730 - Posted: 6 Apr 2014, 20:06:17 UTC

Feasting at the trough continues

"The parliamentary commissioner for standards, who conducted an investigation into the culture secretary's expenses, ruled she should repay £45,800 but the House of Commons Committee on Standards, which has the final say on issues on ethics and disciplinary matters, cut this to £5,800." WHY?

Could this be WHY.......

The 13-strong committee is mostly made up of MPs and its three independent members are not allowed to vote.

"MPs "marking their own homework always ends in scandal", he said."

Don't we know it!
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Message 1500944 - Posted: 7 Apr 2014, 10:05:50 UTC

All that is wrong with modern governments......

ECML: Unions seek judicial review

..& can you blame them?

Length of line: 393 miles (London to Edinburgh)
Services: 155 a day
Employees: 2,914
Passenger journeys: 19.1m a year
Number of stations: 53
Revenue: £692m (2012-3)
Profit: £183m (2012-3)
Punctuality and reliability: 89% (October 2012-3)

BBC Business Live at 10:45

Reports are just reaching us that the Business Secretary, Vince Cable, will be recalled to the business select committee on 29 April to give further evidence over the privatisation of the Royal Mail.

...always undervaluing the nations assets what's left of them that is :-(
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Message 1501706 - Posted: 9 Apr 2014, 14:49:12 UTC - in response to Message 1500730.  

Feasting at the trough continues

"The parliamentary commissioner for standards, who conducted an investigation into the culture secretary's expenses, ruled she should repay £45,800 but the House of Commons Committee on Standards, which has the final say on issues on ethics and disciplinary matters, cut this to £5,800." WHY?

Could this be WHY.......

The 13-strong committee is mostly made up of MPs and its three independent members are not allowed to vote.

"MPs "marking their own homework always ends in scandal", he said."

Don't we know it!


Ah the joys of people power......

"Dear Sirius B

This morning, 09 April 2014, five days after the petition began; Maria Miller MP resigned from her ministerial post.

The public support for this petition has been overwhelming. Of course this is just the first step. Maria Miller still hasn't paid back the full £45,000 and the expenses system still needs reform.

In addition there are questions that need answering about the Committee on Standards. They disregarded the Parliamentary Commissioners recommendations after a 14 month investigation, letting Maria Miller off with literally a slap on the wrist.

I hope this petition has shown that the power of people power via social media is a game changer. This can rightly be seen as the first ministerial resignation via pressure from social media.

Thank you once again for your time to sign and promote this important subject matter. I hope going forward this petition will help contribute to achieving positive change."
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Message 1501714 - Posted: 9 Apr 2014, 15:12:53 UTC

Point of order - sorry, late arrival in this thread. The first Clegg-Farage debate was simulcast live on LBC (independent) Radio and BBC TV (the News Channel). On 26 March, as widely reported in advance.
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Message 1501775 - Posted: 9 Apr 2014, 17:12:38 UTC - in response to Message 1501706.  

Read somewhere today she was pushed - suppose that's where all the "remorse" came from. :)
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Message 1501813 - Posted: 9 Apr 2014, 18:37:15 UTC

An even better one worth signing....

Stop MP's policing their own expenses

Love the comments.....

"Fairness in these times of so called austerity .... having the people bail out the crooked banks ....when the coffers of England are seeing more revenue than ever .... we cannot even have our roads fixed ..or a healthy NHS .. but there is enough spare money to fight phoney wars .... and feed fat cat politicians ..... you work for us not yourselves ..... time for change and kick governments into touch ..."

The best of the bunch!
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Message 1501845 - Posted: 9 Apr 2014, 19:46:23 UTC
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but the House of Commons Committee on Standards, which has the final say on issues on ethics and disciplinary matters, cut this to £5,800." WHY?


...'cos their the ruling class, as they see it, so have no ethics where the
tax payers interests are concerned. We line our back pockets, just make sure
you keep paying up your tax's or else....gaol for you.

Cameron, well, just not real prime minister material is he?
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Kite fliers: An imaginary club of solo members, those who don't yet
belong to a formal team so "fly their own kites" - as the saying goes.
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Message 1501891 - Posted: 9 Apr 2014, 21:07:01 UTC - in response to Message 1501845.  

To be honest, are any of the current crop?
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Message 1502116 - Posted: 10 Apr 2014, 11:17:51 UTC

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Message 1502120 - Posted: 10 Apr 2014, 11:41:25 UTC - in response to Message 1502116.  

Huh?

I had to double check the date on that.
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Message 1502129 - Posted: 10 Apr 2014, 12:39:50 UTC - in response to Message 1502116.  

"The Prime Minister said: “The Bible tells us to bear one another’s burdens. After the day I’ve had, I’m definitely looking for volunteers.”

“If there are things that are stopping you from doing more, think of me as a giant Dyno-Rod,” he said."

Hmmn, I'm a volunteer from Dyno-Rod. Can I shove a large rod where the sun don't shine?
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Message 1502131 - Posted: 10 Apr 2014, 12:49:10 UTC
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Ok - so Jesus cleansed the temple of the money changers (who are believed to be the forerunners of our modern bankers) - so why do City of London bankers still have a seat in Parliament - The Remembrancer - to use for special pleading against any draft legislation that might cause a little leak in their trough if it passes through their grubby little mitts? Is it not enough that in the "golden mile" companies now cast more votes than citizens?

The Remembrancer is an ancient post answerable to the City and has 6 lawyers, a budget of £5.3 million a year and the right to see every draft law before it’s passed!


Ohhh... I get it now... the House of Commons isn't a temple and prime minister's questions isn't the sermon on the mount. Duhuh! Wonder how much the event cost? I mean - he was entertaining the heads of some very wealthy churches indeed - I expect it wasn't cold baked beans they were being fed...

So... back onto following in Jesus's footsteps... David Cameron has presided over... an unprecedented boom in: foodbanks (more than five-fold increase since the general election) that's the bread and fish I suppose; a more than 30% increase in homelessness (pick up your bed and walk); an extra million people living in absolute poverty; 4000 senior nurses axed under their "protection of the NHS" (that's just the tip of that iceberg - I know that where there were once 4 nurses on duty for 30 patients dialysing there are now 4 for a hundred in a certain "flagship" hospital - assuming no one calls in sick of course - and the death rate during dialysis is rising - miracle cures needed here I think); a tragic increase in "abandoned" pets - who are being handed into shelters by loving, heartbroken owners who simply cannot afford to feed themselves, let alone their animals... but he has boosted the quantity of champagne slurping at the trough... so that's good water into wine innit!

Yes... that's a big society we can all be proud of David.

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Message 1502133 - Posted: 10 Apr 2014, 12:52:33 UTC - in response to Message 1502120.  

Huh?

I had to double check the date on that.



Well, he IS continuing God's work, at least that's something! Right...
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Message 1502134 - Posted: 10 Apr 2014, 12:53:23 UTC - in response to Message 1502131.  
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Oooh be careful there girl, we finally managed to get rid of our resident Lib-Dem troll, we don't want him back castigating you :-)

Damn, just realised something....

...Hey mods, quick, hide Anniet's post, we don't want I.D. here now that Del-boy has come out of his religious closet :-(
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Message 1502135 - Posted: 10 Apr 2014, 12:53:55 UTC - in response to Message 1502129.  

"The Prime Minister said: “The Bible tells us to bear one another’s burdens. After the day I’ve had, I’m definitely looking for volunteers.”

“If there are things that are stopping you from doing more, think of me as a giant Dyno-Rod,” he said."

Hmmn, I'm a volunteer from Dyno-Rod. Can I shove a large rod where the sun don't shine?


He he he he heh - SNORT! Sirius - stop it... :))))))))))))) ohhhhh.... my tummy hurts now :)
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Message 1502136 - Posted: 10 Apr 2014, 12:56:38 UTC - in response to Message 1502135.  
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"The Prime Minister said: “The Bible tells us to bear one another’s burdens. After the day I’ve had, I’m definitely looking for volunteers.”

“If there are things that are stopping you from doing more, think of me as a giant Dyno-Rod,” he said."

Hmmn, I'm a volunteer from Dyno-Rod. Can I shove a large rod where the sun don't shine?


He he he he heh - SNORT! Sirius - stop it... :))))))))))))) ohhhhh.... my tummy hurts now :)



Sory Anniet, I just could not resist it, it was too tempting :-)

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The Borg got it right...

Resistance is futile!
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Message 1502138 - Posted: 10 Apr 2014, 13:10:42 UTC
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You know you miss him Sirius... :) but I didn't mention the Guardian once... honest :)



Well, he IS continuing God's work, at least that's something! Right...


:) yes... there's a lot of comfort in that



ooh - I thought the picture would be bigger than that - more obviously toilet rolls... :)
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Message 1502141 - Posted: 10 Apr 2014, 13:17:26 UTC - in response to Message 1502138.  

I'm afraid with the amount that he's spouted, you'll need 100x that pack :-)
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Message 1502143 - Posted: 10 Apr 2014, 13:34:55 UTC
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Any other councils in the UK doing this?

Just received in the post today....

Good news and bad news from the city council budget

Brown bin garden waste collection service - £39.00 charge


The conservative council has introduced a charge for the collection of your garden waste. It is proposed to start charging residents (£39) for this service from 27th May. Residents who sign up for this service will receive a £3 discount.
Yes, you can opt out of having the brown bin collected, this is purely an "opt-in" service.

Each household that opts in and pays for the service will be sent a special identifying sticker.

What next? A special sticker that states this resident pays all bills on time, owes us not a penny so please remove the large rod stuck where the sun don't shine?

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It won't be long before all services to be paid for individually so leaving the annual council tax to pay for their pensions 100% rather that the current 25%.
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Message 1502147 - Posted: 10 Apr 2014, 14:17:45 UTC

Oh please don't tell me that the British conservatives are jumping on the 'Christians got it so bad, everyone hates us' bandwagon like they did in the United States.
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