30 April 2009

Good grief. Can this be true?

The Mail is not a paper I read or care for much.  Coffee House has brought my attention to this story on the subject of the day:

The three unnamed backbenchers are said to have been placed on 'suicide watch' by Labour whips, who fear they might break down when the details of their excesses come out.

Two are understood to have had extra-marital affairs with other members of Parliament.

Not only are they believed to have shared hotel rooms during annual conference get-togethers and party away days but also to have double-claimed for the rooms on their expenses.

If both MPs have claimed for the bill they will be branded frauds as well as love cheats when journalists and freedom of information campaigners sift through their receipts.

The third backbencher is said to have made 'grotesque' financial claims.

A Commons source told the Mail: 'The whips have three Labour MPs on suicide watch. That's how serious this scandal is. The whips believe they might kill themselves.’

Are we are being spun the line that we should take it easy when we attack our elected representatives, otherwise matters could well take a turn of the worse?   Possibly so.

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  1. Sod them. They deserve all they are going to get in my opinion. They've all been living it up while the country has been going to the dogs! I hope they go to prison!

  2. No doubt they will claim the razor blades back, along with the assorted care costs from the taxpayers.