Thursday, 13 May 2010

The Beast doesn't do e-mail

Nice to know that in these times of uncertain politics and new politicians that some things will never change.

This morning MPs were being given their induction on new rules for expenses, how they can be used and how they must be recorded according to IPSA guidelines.

It turns out that expenses documents will have to be submitted electronically, and electronically only.

At which point the ‘Beast of Bolsover’ Dennis Skinner MP, about as old school as you can get, was heard to say…

“I’ve never sent an email in my life and I’m not going to ****ing start now.”

I know Skinner doesn’t do computers and he doesn’t have any staff in Westminster either.

In fact I wouldn’t be surprised if his office was completely bare and consisted of nothing more than a table, a stool and an old wind-up phone – oh, and perhaps a coal fire in the corner.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Neither it appears does Margaret Beckett.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/election_2010/england/8649503.stm

and these people get a vote on the Digital Economy Bill ???

John Law said...

Probably has servants to do it for him.

Dinosaur, as well as champagne socialist!

Anonymous said...

He probably hasn't got a constituency office either. Hopefully, with this helpful and positive attitude to his work and making himself available, he soon won't have a job either . . .

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