Friday, December 03, 2010

Woolas and Chaytor , a disgrace to politics

David Chaytor pleads guilty to expenses charges and Phil Woolas loses bid to overturn a court decision to strip him of his commons seat and bar him from politics. Not a good day for labour and politics in general, thoughI must say though hearing the Lib Dems call for clean politics show irony is not lost on them.

Woolas played a nasty campaign that fed into fears and prejudice of Muslims and yet Labour MPs voted him on to the Shadow Cabinet . Some backbenchers were 'rebellious' and defended him . Hmm, shame some of them don't have the same gumption when it comes to voting against the Iraq war and more recently for John McDonnell's Trade Union Bill. Seems they can get all worked up to defend the indefensible.