Friday, 2 November 2012

Another Crook

As Richard North writes, "MacShane, europhile extraordinaire and Labour MP for Rotherham, is looking at the prospect of being barred from his day job as an MP, for twelve months" for fiddling his expenses in a manner that was "plainly intended to deceive".

Not that you would know how serious the case was from the front page of the BBC website; coming underneath another attempt by the BBC to praise Obama by highlighting a positive statistic on the American economy:

"Labour MP suspended over expenses is the headline" - nothing to see here obviously. Even more nauseating is his statement:
Clearly I deeply regret that the way I chose to be reimbursed for costs related to my work in Europe and in combating anti-semitism, including being the Prime Minister’s personal envoy, has been judged so harshly.
Ah, being against fascism must mean by default that you're a 'good all round chap' so a little bit of money on the side is acceptable as a consequence. A point he reiterates:
I remain committed to work for progressive values, for Britain playing a full part in Europe, and for combating anti-semitism even though I can no longer undertake this work as a Labour MP
Progressive values? Progressive politics? This is a phrase I detest...maybe because it's personal. Apparently it's meant as something that gets better but it also has another meaning. Mrs TBF has MS which is progressive - thus she will over time get worse - progressive is a negative term.

Perhaps on reflection the phrase 'progressive politics' is entirely appropriate.


  1. Is this crook's follicle challenge from having his head up his own arse 24/7?

  2. TBF, the word Progressive is a Marxist word, just as the word Intellectual has been hijacked by them.

  3. @Oldrightie One hopes that will be the least of his problems should justice take its natural course

    @JiC Agreed...