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Martin - The End is Nigh

Speaker to hold emergency talks - Scotsman.com News

19 May 2009
Beleaguered Commons Speaker Michael Martin is to hold emergency talks on the reform of MPs expenses as he fights to save his political career.

He is trying to hold on but his trotters haven't got much grip on the slide...



His announcement yesterday was a waste of everyone's time. Talk about avoiding the issue. Mind you, I'm annoyed that no MP called him on the fact that he spent taxpayers' money blocking an investigation into MPs expenses last year - that would really have got the crowd going....

At my blog today I'm suggesting the Cromwellian solution. I mean ask yourself if this could not be said about today's rabble:

“...It is high time for me to put an end to your sitting in this place, which you have dishonoured by your contempt of all virtue, and defiled by your practice of every vice; ye are a factious crew, and enemies to all good government; ye are a pack of mercenary wretches, and would like Esau sell your country for a mess of pottage, and like Judas betray your God for a few pieces of money.

“Is there a single virtue now remaining amongst you? Is there one vice you do not possess? Ye have no more religion than my horse; gold is your God; which of you have not barter'd your conscience for bribes? Is there a man amongst you that has the least care for the good of the Commonwealth?

“Ye sordid prostitutes, have you not defil'd this sacred place, and turn'd the Lord's temple into a den of thieves by your immoral principles and wicked practices? Ye are grown intolerably odious to the whole nation; you were deputed here by the people to get grievances redress'd; your country therefore calls upon me to cleanse the Augean Stable, by putting a final period to your iniquitous proceedings, and which by God's help and the strength He has given me, I now come to do.

“I command ye, therefore, upon the peril of your lives, to depart immediately out of this place! Take away that shining bauble there, and lock up the doors. You have sat here too long for the good you do. In the name of God, go!”

Na na na na, Na na na na, hey hey hey, goodbye.

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