Monday, 25 May 2009

A reader has best captured the mood of public outrage at Mp's expenses by invoking Cromwell's Oratory


"It is high time for Me to put an End to your Sitting in this Place, which you have dishonoured by your Contempt of all Virtue, and defiled by your Practice of every Vice;
Ye are a factious Crew and Enemies of all good Government; Ye are a Pack of mercenary Wretches and would, like Esau, Sell your Country for a Mess of Pottage; and like Judas, betray your God for a few Pieces of Money; Is there a single Virtue now remaining amongst you?
Is there one Vice that you do not possess? Ye have no more Religion than my horse! Gold is your God: Which of you have not bartered your Conscience for Bribes?
Is there a Man amongst you that has the least care for the Good of the Commonwealth?
Ye sordid prostitutes! Have you not defiled this Sacred Place, and turned the Lord's Temple into a Den of Thieves by your immoral Principles and wicked Practices? Ye are grown intolerably odious to the whole Nation.
Your Country therefore calls upon me to cleanse the Augean Stable, by putting a final Period to your Iniquitous Proceedings in this House, and which by God's Help, and the strength He has given Me, I now come to do.
I command ye, therefore, upon the Peril of your Lives, to depart immediately out of this Place;
Go! Get out! Make haste, ye Venal Slaves, begone!"
Oliver Cromwell 1653

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

This Little Piggy Went to Parliament



Fraud is Fraud. This is not the tuck shop at Eton where people are given a slap on the wrist for stealing. The Tories are as bad as Labour on this issue and the leader who has the courage and conviction to sack those that have defrauded the British Public should be the next PM. Claiming for Manure...this is beyond satire. Please visit the open letters section to see the level of public outrage.