house of the cads
Desperate voters might well be wondering if this is the shabbiest Parliament we’ve ever had.
Labour’s Geraint Davies became the seventh Labor MP to be suspended from his party yesterday.
Serious allegations of sexual misconduct against six women followed, made after 20 complainants made appearances.
Yesterday there were more disturbing allegations that he had openly boasted about bringing sex workers into the House of Commons.
Of even greater concern is the widespread assumption that Davies was known for his shady behavior but was not properly confronted.
His suspension brings the total number of MPs currently under investigation for their conduct to ten.
It is now almost six years since The Sun first revealed the extent of the Pestminster scandal. If anything, the problem has gotten worse.
And one constant runs through many of these allegations – gallons of alcohol on tap in Parliament’s subsidized bars.
Both major parties need to work harder to put this house in order.
Make buzz, Keir
SIR Keir Starmer likes to attack the Tories for not spending enough, while he himself promises the voters Earth.
Well, as leader of the opposition, that’s up to him. But to take it seriously: at some point his calculations have to add up.
So far there is little evidence of this.
The independent Institute for Financial Studies estimates that pledges for universal childcare, development aid and more police officers will cost an additional £20 billion a year.
To fund this, Labor would need to raise income tax by at least 3p, they said.
That doesn’t even include the £55 billion in capital expenditure on green technology projects and a north rail link.
Sooner or later Labor will have to take its offers seriously and be honest with the public.
What a mess
RISHI Sunak says he’s confident he won’t be forced by a court to leak WhatsApp messages to the Covid inquiry, which government lawyers have said private.
The Prime Minister had better be right.
The last thing needed is delays caused by a lengthy legal battle.
The investigation into Bloody Sunday in Northern Ireland took 12 years and cost £195m.
No one can speculate on the length and scope of this pandemic investigation.
In today’s culture war society, nothing seems to be sacred.
Not even Dorset’s world famous Cerne Abbas Giant. His oversized manhood was removed by packets of aged cheddar with his picture on it.
Perhaps someone should ask Sir Keir if 8th century giants could have penises?