Archive for April, 2011

A lack of trust in politics? I wonder why.

Posted in Almost Beyond Words, Irregular Features, Rantings, Tenuous Link of the Day with tags , , , , on April 8, 2011 by awickerman

Ignoring quite how I came across this story I give you this;

MPs excluded from tax avoidance legislation

Having badly written the current finance bill MPs decide the best solution is not to correct it so it does what it is supposed to, but instead just give themselves a specific exemption so they’re OK and leave everyone else to suffer.

To be fair it hasn’t actually passed yet but there seems little doubt it will get past the House of Commons, it has so far. There is still the matter of the House of Lords, and if any of them have any sense they will jump on this and shout about it from the roof tops. If there is any point having a second chamber then surely this it is to stop MPs getting away with blatant hypocrisy and arrogance like this?

However as the Lords is now stuffed with political appointees from all sides, most of whom appear to be ex-MPs, failed MPs or wished-they-had-been-MPs I’d be surprised if this doesn’t just get waved through with little more than a ‘I wish I’d thought of that’ from most peers.

Still, it will remove one of the last arguments in favour of the House of Lords so we’ll be one step close to closing it down,  sacking the buggers and stripping John Prescott of his title and hurling him into a rat filled sewer. Which is something I suppose.

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