ROLL OF DISHONOUR
IS YOUR MP A MEMBER OF THIS BAND OF
A total of 78 Labour MPs and 18 Tories
FREEDOM of INFORMATION
(Amendment) Bill's third reading
MPs to keep their expenses SECRET in a country which has access to
everyone else as detailed in the original Act of Parliament.
As we have indicated previously we need
a change closer to the American model whereby our Representatives are
replaced at shorter intervals and not permitted to get their nose in the
trough for too long which is what has happened now in our once respected
HOUSE of COMMONS
We wish to see more opportunity for
fellow subjects to give their time to serving their country and a system
as follows will help that process:
No MP should be permitted to hold
office for more than
ONE TERM of PARLIAMENT
but may be permitted to return if
adopted for a term on each alternative period of office.
What would this achieve? -It would
really mean that those who wish to represent their constituents and
country would indeed be true
'Servants of the People'
-as their reasons for being there are
to be of service and not to stay in their well-paid occupation for as
long as they can .
Under this system many people who are
not able to devote their lives to political activity would consider
-as an opportunity to put something
back into their country.
The present system has led to such
arrogance that many members of
YOUR HOUSE OF COMMONS
no longer hide their contempt for those
they represent and who wish to know how much their representatives cost
them and what value they were to the community and country.
You will be told that only by having
people in office for many years will they be of greater value to the
community. the last ten years has made a mockery of that assumption. In
fact MPs knowing that they were unable to return to the House at the
next election would be more free to state their true feelings about
matters which in the case of the last decade would have prevented the
illegal war in Iraq and our interference in other areas which has made
our country less respected and under terrorist attack by those who no
longer have faith in their adopted country.
Shameful day for Democracy
[Daily Mail-Saturday, May 19,2007]
ANGER as MPs
TO KEEP THEIR SPENDING
MPs provoked outrage yesterday
[Friday, May 18-2007] after they voted to exclude themselves from
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION
Critics called the move a 'squalid' bid
to shroud Parliamentary expenses and allowances in secrecy, saying that
'a dark day for democracy'
Nearly 100 MPs -including at least 20
Labour ministers-backed the 'shameful' plans to torpedo right-to -know
rules, with only 25 opposing them.
[Well in a case like this those MPs who
did not oppose the Bill are as guilty as those who came out in the open
to support the Bill. As when the great 18th century parliamentarian
Edmund Burke said
'When bad men combine, the good must
associate; else they will fall, one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a
[Thoughts of the Cause of the present
-a good title don't you think?
promises by Gordon Brown to make
-'more open and accountable'
-once he enters Downing Street, several
of the Chancellor's key allies trooped into the COMMONS to support the
The Freedom of Information (Amendment)
Bill was introduced by the Conservative back-bencher David Maclean in a
bid to protect private letters between MPs and their constituents from
Mr Maclean claims the move would
prevent correspondence from falling into the hands of 'criminals or the
[This statement is a bit rich
considering that many once Conservative and Labour voters have gone to
the BNP because the main parties would not listen to their worries on
many important matters which only recently the main parties have
realised that the stigma of 'racism' had prevented many important issues
from discussion and action.]
But opponents claim the
Freedom of Information Act
introduced in 2005 already prevents the
disclosure of confidential letters containing personal data. They say
the real reason behind the move is to conceal embarrassing details about
MPs expenses and allowances.
Earlier this year, many MPs -including
Speaker Michael Martin - were furious when they were forced to reveal
travel expenses totalling hundreds of thousands of pounds..
Under the Bill, MPs will also be exempt
from disclosing their correspondence to public bodies including
councils, hospitals and police forces.
Liberal Democrat MP Norman
spearheaded the opposition, said:
'This is a terrible day for
ashamed to be an MP. This makes us look smug, self-serving and out of
touch and eager to cloak ourselves in secrecy.'
'It is effrontery for the House of
Commons to make the deeply hypocritical move of exemption itself from a
law that applies to every other public body in the country
'it is also deeply undemocratic that
MPs on both the Government and Conservative benches have collaborated to
ensure those with a contrary view, fighting for open government, were
silenced after barely any debate on amendments to the Bill.'
Mr Baker has now vowed to formally
complain to the Speaker that critics were muzzled', claiming many
backbenchers were barred from speaking against the Bill.
Only Mr Maclean spoke in its favour.
He said the
debate had been
-by the House
of Commons Commission -which includes Mr Maclean and Speaker Martin
-and which battled Information Commissioner Richard Thomas over
releasing details of expenses.
Many critics have also said Mr
Maclean's Private Member's Bill was given 'surprising' support by the
two Deputy Speakers chairing the debate.
Sylvia Heal and Sir Michael Lord
allowed two 'closer' motions, which stops opponents wrecking the Bill by
talking it out.
The last time two closer votes were
allowed on a Friday in the Commons was on May 6, 1988-almost 20 years
[So it was fixed-what does that say
about our supposed democracy? It makes one want to puke at the revolting
sickening self-interest of some of the most highly rewarded persons in
IS YOUR MP AMONGST THE LIST OF
ROLL OF DISHONOUR
Sir Stuart Bell
Angela C Smith
Dr Desmond turner
Sir John Betterfill
Dr Julian Lewis
Sir Nicholas Winterton
Tellers for the Ayes were Tory Tim
Boswell and Labour's Andrew Dismore.
As we recounted above those who chose
to stand back in unanimity are themselves as guilty as those who came
clean as to stand back and not declare is as culpable as taking the side
of the MOTION.
[In the words of our greatest English
poet William Shakespeare on the question of
'Mine honor is my life; both grow in
one; take honor from me and my life is done.'
Life every man holds dear; but the
dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.]
THE PEOPLE HAVE
SPOKEN-IS THE EU COMMISSION LISTENING?
Ditch the EU
TREATY after IRISH REJECTION
[Daily Mail-Wednesday, June
MORE THAN HALF of voters believe Britain should
drop the controversial European Treaty in the wake of its
rejection in last week's
The poll comes as the Tories launch a last-ditch
bid in the
HOUSE of LORDS
today to delay the
have signed a
within the past few days
, calling on the
NOT TO RATIFY THE BILL
[WHY DON'T YOU?]
So You Want Out
Of The EU
THEN WHY NOT SIGN THE
RENUNCIATION of EU CITIZENSHIP
Details from petition creator
With the signing of the Maastricht
Treaty the people of Britain were given
EUROPEAN and BRITISH
The extra tier of citizenship was
thrust upon the people without their consent -and in many cases
The PEOPLE of GREAT BRITAIN should be
allowed the option of opting out of the EUROPEAN CITIZENSHIP if they so
wish. The GOVERNMENT will then be able to provide those who have opted
-only such as British (not EU)
passports, driving licences and other national documents.
EU laws will also NOT APPLY to those who
HAVE OPTED OUT OF EUROPEAN CITIZENSHIP
[PETITION OPEN UNTIL
Let the people speak!
[Latest Addition - June07]
Daniel Hannan - Forming an OPPOSITION
to the EU
GORDON BROWN WANTS TRUST-BUT WHY WON'T
HE TRUST YOU?
HELL ON EARTH IN IRAQ
67% want powers back from
EU-ICM poll-June 21-2007-95%
of British people want a
SIGN TODAY ON LINE
WITH THE ONLY PARTY WITH A MANDATE
TO SET YOU
THE QUESTION THAT THE
VOTER MUST ANSWER
YOU WISH TO BE GOVERNED BY YOUR OWN PEOPLE, LAW AND CUSTOM OR BY THE
CORRUPT ,EXPENSIVE UNACCOUNTABLE AND CORRUPT ALIEN BUSYBODY BRUSSELS’
-SIMPLE IS IT NOT?
TO RECLAIM YOUR DEMOCRACY DON'T VOTE
FOR THE TRIPARTITE PARTIES IN WESTMINSTER
SMALL PARTIES THAT SPEAK THEIR MINDS
WITHOUT SPIN AND LIES.
-ITS PARLIAMENT -WALES-ITS
AWAITS ITS PARLIAMENT-WHY?
[All underlined words have a