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Stephen Ladyman, the former UK transport minister, is now working as an adviser to a traffic-data company. The MP, who stepped down from his ministerial post last year following the departure of Tony Blair but remains in Parliament, says in the Register of Members' Interests that he receives from £10,000 to £15,000 pa from ITIS …

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Sounds Nasty...

Ladyman-ITIS!

Love it. Had me giggling for a while, that one...

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Yet another

Another Nu Labour with his nose in the trough

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Eddie Stobart

That's not bad, having trackers in 22,000 Eddie Stobart trucks when they, and I quote, have "a fleet of 950 trucks"!!

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Yet another...

MP of any party who seems to think that £60,675 isn't enough to live on and so has to have some dubious 'interest'!

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@Yet Another

and you are at all surprised?

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@Brian Squibb

"Another Nu Labour with his nose in the trough"

You don't need to be so specific, there's plenty of politicians across all shades of the political spectrum doing the same thing.

Pay all MPs the minimum wage and bar them from moonlighting. Then we might get some democrats instead of spivs.

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Sounds really nasty

It must be the compiler in me, but I have a bit of trouble parsing Ladyman-ITIS. Is it

(a) ladyman? OMG IT really IS!, i.e. the grown-up version, or (b) ladymanitis, like tonsilitis but lower down? Either way it sounds nasty for the back end code generator.

// my coat is the shrowding device you can't see

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@Red Bren

"Pay all MPs the minimum wage and bar them from moonlighting. "

Yes, you have to ask yourself how much spare time their "contract" as our representatives allows them to NOT spend on Constituency and Parliamentary duties.....

I am always told how busy an MP's life is.....

now we know why.... wealth collection

Still he only earns TEN times my families present income....poor chap. And I can thank Labour Government for that too. :-(

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Grown up lady-boy

When he was a kid do you think he was Stephen Ladyboy

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Not the first

In 2000 Liam Byrne set up an IT procurement company called eGovernment Solutions Ltd. At the time he was working as an advisor to 10 Downing St. In 2004 he was elected to parliament in a byelection and in 2006 he was briefly minister for the police before being moved to immigration. At the same time a number of police forces ordered a computer system from EGS while he was still a shareholder in the company. The Mail on Sunday found out and he had to get rid of the shares rather quickly: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=406687&in_page_id=1770&in_a_source=&ct=5

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But there's no corruption here

Making it all legal and above board nicely sidesteps any possible suggestion that our elected representatives are corrupt, unlike those beastly 3rd world foreign type we're always hearing about.

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Pay MPs better...

and then they wouldn't need to have second jobs to make a decent income. £60k is pretty pitiful for such an important job.

Who cares if they introduce road pricing. By the time I can afford a garage it'll be easy to afford to pay per mile.

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A bit specialised..

"Floating Vehicle Data "

For use during the floods?

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16,000 coaches?

If National Express had 16,000 coaches, they would be able to transport 0.8 million people at once. I think not.

A quick search shows an NE press release which says that in 2001 they signed up 530 of their coaches, which will supposedly deliver the same amount of data as from 16,000 cars.

Not quite the same thing.

And although Eddie Stobart lorries seem to be everywhere, I suspect that there are far fewer than 22,000 of those

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