Monday, June 22, 2009

Speaker Bercow

So, in order to reform the House of Commons in the wake of the expenses scandal, the Commons have elected one of the worst perpetrators* as the new Speaker

Well, I guess must know all of the fiddles and loopholes. And the ironies of a man who has campaigned so long as so hard to be Speaker being dragged to the chair (as per tradition) would be funny if it wasn't so fucking tragic. 

But seriously, this lacklustre choice reeks of party political point scoring and just how committed those in the Commons are to reform. They don't give a fuck. 

*Interestingly, unless I am very much mistaken, the Wikipedia page for Bercow appears to have changed since I last looked at it. It now highlights that he was one of the cheapest MPs in 2008/09, before grudgingly mentioning that he was one of the most expensive for the past six years. I have no ability or desire to prove those pages have changed recently, although someone with more technical ability might be able to do so...

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At 9:32 pm , Blogger Obnoxio The Clown said...

Track the history of changes to his wiki page.

At 9:44 am , Blogger The Nameless Libertarian said...

Cheers Obnoxio - have done so and found the relevant revision...

At 10:34 am , Blogger Letters From A Tory said...

Apparently he used to go out with Naomi Campbell. How the hell did that ugly cheeky smart-arse pull that one off?


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