Saturday, May 23, 2009

Friday Fuckwit a day late - two for one, Steen and Dorries

When it comes to the expenses issue currently raging around the media, there are soooo many Fuckwits I could write about. I mean a duck island, cleaning of moats and toilet seats, let alone the profiting from second homes, where to start.
I could write about my disgust at Labour MPs who still really haven't managed to get it , but I think Dave and Susan have covered that well. if I was to compile a list of top ten Labour Fuckwits Ms Blears and Purnell would be vying for top slot for sheer hypocrisy and inability to grasp both the irony and why its wrong *even* if its within the rules.

Given the overwhelming choice of Fuckwits to choose I have picked Two Tories.

At the moment MPs are being pushed by their leaders , and the media, to apologies. Day after day we see them stand there and say they are so sorry . Call me cynical but I don't believe them, unless they are really meaning sorry I got caught out. How genuine is it when forced out of them? How come they suddenly really really feel regret and sorry? Nope they are apologising to limit damage, being forced into it by party leaders scurrying to regain some moral high ground. Given this its unusual to get some defiance , but I suspect its more honest and what many MPs really think and so to Anthony Steen and Nadine Dorries, showing their true colours. How dare you attack us !!

Anthony Steen was very disgruntled and angry on the radio.

He blustered :

...that public outrage over MPs' expenses was unfair and misplaced. "I think I have behaved impeccably. I have done nothing criminal. And you know what it's about? Jealousy. I have got a very, very large house. Some people say it looks like Balmoral, but it's a merchant's house from the 19th century," he said. "We have a wretched Government here that has completely mucked up the system and caused the resignation of me and many others, because it was this Government that introduced the Freedom of Information Act and it is this Government that insisted on the things which caught me on the wrong foot."

Comparing the daily stream of revelations in The Daily Telegraph to a soap opera, he said: "What right does the public have to interfere in my private life? None. Do you know what this reminds me of? An episode of Coronation Street. This is a kangaroo court."

Very embarrassing and off message for Cameron, desperate to present New Tories as caring, sharing and one of us, not the arrogant wealthy types like Steen in all his unreconstructed glory. Sadly he has now been neutered and back on message offering apologies .

Just as one outspoken Tory is slapped back in line , up pops another . Nadine Dorries is not happy :

The Mid Bedfordshire MP wrote that the mood at Westminster, as MPs prepared to return to their constituencies for a recess week, was so grim that people were constantly checking to see if others were OK.
"Everyone fears a suicide," she said.
"If someone isn't seen, offices are called and checked."
In an interview with the BBC, Ms Dorries, who was a nurse before she came into politics, said MPs were walking around "with terror in their eyes" and likened the atmosphere to that surrounding Senator Joseph McCarthy's "witch-hunts" of Communists during the 1950s.

Dave takes apart the nonsense of talk of witch-hunts nicely .
Like Steen , Dorries doesn't really like that MPs are accountable but uses a different approach, guilt tripping. Stop attacking us poor defenceless MPs, we're upset. Yeah upset the gravy train has ground to a halt. Look, MPs are a tough bunch, you don't get that far in politics if not. They are also adults responsible and accountable for their behaviour . If they claim expenses they should be willing to defend and account for them . Saying stop else I'll jump is the action of a politician with no argument or defence for their behaviour who has been caught out and wants to sweep it all back under the carpet.

Both though have shown what many MPs think. Go away, don't upset us, you have no right to poke your noses into how we spend your money and you are all jealous anyway. Yes they are Fuckwits, but at least they are , or were, saying what they really thought.