Monday, October 19, 2009

But you must give him a peerage.....he's from Glasgow!

Labour PPC Willie Bain being a bit of a silly bugger in the Glasgow North East by-election.
“I think it would have been a bit off if Michael Martin was not given that (his peerage), just because he comes from this part of Glasgow. 
This would be the same Gorbals Mick now known as Baron Martin of Springburn. The guy who fleeced the taxpayer with £400 a roll flock wallpaper, whose Mrs ran up an astonishing £4,280.20 taxi bill also at our expense plus £50,000 of taxpayers’ money on providing free air travel.
The same man who presided over the biggest scandal to hit parliament in decades whose reverberations are still being felt. Who spent hundreds of thousands of taxpayers money to try and cover it up. Who even allowed the police into parliament to search an MP's office and tried to shift the blame afterwards. Whose very name became a by-word for venality, cronyism and partisanship.
But, Willie Bain is not to be put off by such minor quibbles, oh no.
Lord Martin is a divisive figure among residents, with some proud that one of their own rose to one of the most prestigious positions in the land.
That would be those who would vote for a donkey if it had a red rosette attached.
Others are furious that he oversaw an expenses system that was so flagrantly abused.
That would be those who know a crook when they see one.

That Mick Martin was made a peer of the realm is nothing short of a disgrace and the reasons why he shouldn't have been made a peer have nothing to do with him being from Glasgow which is a superb place to visit and deserved a lot better than the man they elected to be their MP.

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James Higham said...

That would be those who would vote for a donkey if it had a red rosette attached.