New face, but for how long ?
Appointed a bit to quickly to do proper due diligence on him, How long will he last before his expenses see him out ?
Prime Minister David Cameron has hastily replaced shamed Culture Secretary of State Maria Miller with Tory MP Sajid Javid - a man who, according to his Parliamentary voting record, rarely rebelled against the coalition government. He now takes on the post left vacant by Miller's inglorious exit. Miller resigned this morning …
Due diligence? Oh, I see. You think that when a position becomes available they do a review of all potential candidates and see who has the fewest shit stains in their underpants.
I see where that might seem like a good idea, but no government, regardless of the country it's in or its political leanings, works that way. See, when you appoint someone you want them to do your bidding in a way that keeps you out of the line of fire and gives them an opportunity to eliminate a future potential rival or two on the way. That's standard you know.
Since that's universally the case, the best choice is always the person with the most shit in their underpants. Those people can be counted on to do what's best for themselves. Do you know what people with clean underpants keep in there? Whistles.
You just can't depend on people who keep whistles about their person. They're always looking out for themselves by making it look like they're looking out for others. They're guaranteed to start blowing those whistles at the first chance they get. In case you haven't noticed, being accompanied by a whistle trilling funeral dirge is about the most embarrassing way possible to get fired. Nobody wants that.
bored bored bored of this.
Down with them all! I mean she was wrong for claiming, but who authourized the payments?
Why arent they also up for the chop?
Why arent they both being asked questions by the boys in blue?
Y'know, like any one of us would be if we essentially put £90k of someone elses money in our pocket!
...he's ok to a degree. A career politician no doubt, but I've had several dealing with him and he seems fairly amiable. HOWEVER he will always toe the party line, so if there is a controversy, say building on green belt land in villages and the Gov has said it's acceptabel (there's at lot of that around Bromsgrove) or massive cutbacks hitting local amenities, don't expect him to stand up for you.
As for Broadband, well most villages around the area have Infinity, so sod you lot, we're OK.
"I should point out, for those that don't know, Bromsgrove borders Redditch, a place that had the lovely, honest, truthful Jacqui Smith as the former MP, so we know a thing or two about expenses around here."
I think HMP Redditch is also conveniently located for incarcerating people and is a big local employer, although I can think of a few candidates to help fill it up a bit more. .
"...he's ok to a degree. A career politician no doubt"
Nope. A City investment banker, no less, with twenty years or so filling his wheelbarrow of cash at Chase Manhattan and Deutsche Bank, possibly amongst others. As far as I can tell (living locally to Bromsgrove, as it appears do rather a lot of commentards) Javid is now a London man, wealthy beyond the wildest imaginings of his constituents, parachuted into Bromsgrove to fulfil Tory party ambitions to increase their "diversity" quotas.
Well our MP (nearby to Sajid) he is not a local as such but has big local connections, his father was a previous MP, his father also died in a local hospice, oh and our MP lives in the town.
But then he was picked on quite nastily by a Labour PPC pillock (this person not the party) for not going to a discussion on food banks, therefore meaning they didn't like them etc etc. Instead he was at a meeting on childrens hospices. Oh that back fired on them people asking them why they hated dieing children.
But he entered parliament at the same election but has been told to expect to not be a minister as he once voted against the government.
This proves the usual that the party system is bad for democracy, vote as your constituents want and always be overlooked.
Voted very strongly for selling England’s state owned forests
Voted very strongly for capping civil service redundancy payments
Voted very strongly for ending financial support for some 16-19 year olds in training and further education
Voted very strongly for university tuition fees
Voted very strongly against increasing the tax rate applied to income over £150,000
Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT
Voted strongly for higher taxes on alcoholic drinks
Should we have expected anything else? Anyone other than a complete and utter wanker would stand out like a sore thumb.
House in Finstall does look very good - especially the big electronic security gates. The house I am sure will be even more impressive now.
As I have always maintained, still a blue rosette on a hat stand in Bromsgrove and it would get voted in.
and I know a fair bit about Bromsgrove...
"House in Finstall does look very good "
Does he actually live there, though? After some embarrassment (eg in neighbouring Redditch) where Tory candidates from miles away were standing against locals, it seems that the Tories mandated that their candidates needed an "official" residence in the constituency. But that doesn't seem to mean they actually live there.
"We really need Spitting Image back."
You don't think that the rubber faces and self satirising extremes of politicians behaviour make that a herculean task for comedy writers?
There's Millitwerp with his Fluck & Law face, and total lack of substance, Cameron with a completely empty head, surrounded his Etonian chumocracy, and Cleggers doing a simple reprise of no-mates little David Steel.
It's always good when the 'new guy' in a post has a clear understanding of the priorities. Justifying BT's broadband contract awards in an appropriate manner was obviously not high enough on Secretary Miller's to-do list.
Expect glowing commentary on BT's technical excellence and the savings made by adding an incremental responsibility to an already 'well integrated' partner such as BT. If you've ever thought of going into the high paid, exciting world of corporate marketing this could be your chance. Expect several new BT State Liasion roles to be opened about six hours ago.
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