Lords reform, Lord steels Clegg’s conkers (geddit?)

 

“The Lords Reform Bill is dead.” says Cameraman Senior.
“Oh no it isn’t!” says Cleggy Minor …Biff, bosh, bang and bonkers

The rowdy delinquents are at it again – no parental controls in place as Clegg minor & Cameraman major battle out their respective class captain campaigns for the next two years. Although Cleggy Minor’s dad (Lord Steel) has tried to calm down his errant offspring by calling him “petulant”*2

Once again these silly little boys are spending all their time,  our money, on politics*1 ( see footnote for definition) rather than on the difficult issues of resource management and public sector efficiency.

Just remember – these two kids are supposed to be in charge of Team GB and displaying maturity in quality decision making! Party politics is the root cause of this ridiculous time wasting posturing for position.

I skimmed through the Lords reform bill (174 pages) a couple of days ago and found many, many words written written about mechanisms, timescales, new jobs for old boys and technicalities but precious few on WHY reform was needed.

However, Lord Steel’s (Cleggy minor’s dad) alternative bill (2 pages) is much clearer and makes sense to everyone (unless your conkers are being confiscated of course):-

  1. Sack all those Lords who have served a prison sentence. (15 would go straight way!)
  2. Sack any ‘Lord’ who failed to attend at all in any one term. (Another 300 gone by my quick count)
  3. Hereditary peers would no longer be replaced allowing the silliness to gently disappear.
  4. Future nominees “All nominees would have to demonstrate conspicuous merit and a willingness and capacity to make a contribution to the work of the House of Lords.”

Well then, ‘What a jolly good idea!’

Until “Lords Reform” is actually defined (Ed: ‘What a jolly good idea!’) it really is pointless to continue with Cleggy Minor’s ill defined pile of time consuming poo.

*1 Politics defined : “the truly pointless discussion of how what ‘someone’ said might be perceived by ‘others’ and whether or not this will damage their ‘credibility’.”

*2 Clegg will look ‘petulant’ unless he backs down, warns Lord Steel (Independent 8th August 2012)

To Baroness Uddin my message is :- ‘Pay up & p$$ off!’

 

The Right Honourable the Baroness Uddin (who is neither right or honourable)Yes, I agree with you dear reader, the title of this piece is as unattractive and offensive as is this disgraceful woman’s opinion of Britain. She is cynically shameless and has obviously been corrupted by the power, position, privilege and title of which she might have once been worthy – but no more.

It appears that she is to be allowed to repay the £100,000 she has fraudulently claimed (still unpaid after 18 months!) from her future House of Lords attendance allowance of £180 per day! Can you believe this crap?

That it appears impossible to remove her title and to stop her return to the House of Lords is itself a ridiculous state of affairs.

She has shamed not only herself but that truly despicable Tony Blair who appointed her, her professed religion (Islam) and the political hierarchy of Britain.

For Pete’s sake wake up Britain – is there nobody, in power, with any sense of decency or the guts to do what needs to be done ?

She is but one example of the worst excesses of the Blair administration’s attempt to raise the profile of Muslims in Britain. Blair’s ridiculously incompetent, incoherent time at the helm of our country has impoverished most of the British people for at least one generation while he himself ambles round Israel and Palestine, charging us £4 million per year just for his Jerusalem office costs alone  (the people’s share of his “Quartet expenses”), as a peace envoy creating peace in the Middle East! 😯

This situation is so ludicrous that, to anyone with half a brain, he, together with that disgrace of a woman Uddin, should be simply arrested and retrained as a bottom washers in our retirement homes industry; at least there they might learn humility and earn their money.

To finish my rant I found this pictorial view of Blair’s true legacy to the nation:- all; of whom have disgraced themselves and are the lowest of the low but are left free to extrort even more cash from the raped tax payer.

 

The sound of gentle weeping can be heard …

 

PS: I thank http://charonqc.wordpress.com/ for the picture of the Right Honorable Baroness.

PPS: Where is Hazel Blears, to name but one, in that ignominious lineup?