Monday 18 May 2009

Ferrets in a sack

There was something rotten about the scenes that followed the Speaker’s speech in the House earlier.

There’s always been an unsavoury feeling in the Commons when expenses have been discussed, but this was different.

Martin had just finished saying he was “profoundly sorry” for the expenses fiasco when MPs started standing up and angrily calling for him to go.

If you haven’t seen it, go and check it out on Parliament TV.

This blog has been calling for the the Speaker’s head since last year.

But today felt too much like that scene at the end of The Apprentice when candidates have to argue their case to avoid the chop.

Two of the candidates realise the other is in trouble and, in a bid to save their own skin, gang-up on the other to make him look bad.

Martin doesn’t need a whole lot of help at that, but let’s not forget they all had an expense account.


McGonagall said...

Looks like Martin is to be the sacrificial lamb/wolf as expiation for the expenses row. Will the general public accept the sacrifice or demand more? They're probably getting tired of the story by now and if the Torygraph doesn't have anymore explosive revelations it will just peter out.

Early summer recess perhaps? Go mum and play possum? Shhh - loose lips sink ships.

Anonymous said...

We want more MPs' heads. Martin must go, but we want heads!

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