Jacqui Smith will leave the Cabinet on Monday, it was reported today. Citing "impeccable sources", Sky News said the Home Secretary will be a casualty of the expenses row. Revelations that she had claimed for her husband's pay-per-view porn kicked off the scandal over MPs dodgy expenses back in March. It later emerged she …
Rest not on your laurels
Because whoever's in next will probably be far more subtle about it than WJ was.
And if you think this means the end of ID cards/HUGE databases/Phorm/Detention etc. think again...
Made my day...
Enough said really.
oh no ...
... I never got around to calling her Jacqui "Boots" Smith!
no matter how bad the next chump is in the position it cannot possibly be worse than this terrible piece of crap. I couldn't be happy with this news.
I'm so sad..
.. she's only axed because of the expenses row. That rather defines the current government's approach to privacy.
DING DONG The Witch is Dead...
Oh well, let's just hope the next incompetent fool to fill her shoes has a name so easy to poke fun at as old Wacky.
Jackboot Jacqui gets the boot!
Alas, nothing so dramatic. She "stands down", but not because she's done anything wrong, perish the thought!
Good to see her go
But surely this is hypocritical of Gordon as he was paying for his brothers cleaner?
Wacky Jacqui is going! Yippeeeee!
The government is falling apart at the seams. It's not funny. I just hope people aren't going to vote for fringe Europhobic right wing parties on Thursday.
Not good enough...
... Okay, so it's good that Wacki Jacqui's on the way out... And the two toned idiot who's been pretending to be Chancellor for the past 2 years is going too (hopefully) but it's still not good enough...
Bring on a full General Election NOW! The public deserve the chance to weed out thieving MP bastards and show Gordon Brown that, actually, you're not an elected Prime Minister - so get the fuck out!
It's a sad sad day when I find myself actually missing Tony... Kinda...
Pity the Tories are still the bunch of right wing idiots they've always been - just now with added media savvy from Cameron...
Vote Lib Dem! 'Cos... well... you may as well... How bad can it be? :)
Ding Dong! The Witch is dead.
Which old Witch? The Wicked Witch!
Ding Dong! The Wicked Witch is dead.
Wake up - sleepy head, rub your eyes, get out of bed.
Wake up, the Wicked Witch is dead. She's gone where the goblins go,
Below - below - below. Yo-ho, let's open up and sing and ring the bells out.
Ding Dong' the merry-oh, sing it high, sing it low.
Let them know
The Wicked Witch is dead!
I, for one, will be having a celebratory pint this evening. It's a shame she wasn't kicked out for being an authoritarian superbitch, but hey, at least she'll be gone.
Good riddance to bad rubbish - I'm now looking forward to someone handing her arse back to her at the general election which, IMO, can't come fast enough.
My only concern now is which corrupt, incompetent muppet will replace her.
Flames, because there's a circle of Hell set aside for her.
This woman has shown impeccable and profound lack of understanding for basic IT concepts, hence the astronomical adviser costs, cockups, data losses, etc.
I'm glad she's out.
WOW there is a GOD
oh happy happy day. Crack open the champagne, roll up a spliff. burn your ID cards and thank f'ck that some good has finally come to this county
So long you ignorant, paranoid, greedy, freedom inhibiting numpty. Take your narrow minded, twisted, control freak ways and your porno spanking husband out of here, don't let the door hit you on the way out
I just hope she doesn't get a golden goodbye, unless it's a golden shower goodbye!!
Ding Dong the bitch is gone :-)
if this is a joke i'm gonna kick some ass
Shame it is too late to undo all the changes that she made.
I for one won't miss her one little bit.
Bring back David Blunkett.
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About time too.
If only it meant that the next one in would reverse the idiotic policy decisions of the worthless bag of shit. Unfortunately this mob are likely to stumble forward with all the same crap. We can only hope that they don't have time to actually _do_ anything else before being chucked out.
Please can someone come up with more parliamentary scandals. Ideally, we need enough to keep all MPs too busy covering their own arses to do any further damage. It's a real shame that having a paralysed legislature is preferable to one able to act. That front bottom Blair has got a lot to answer for.
Yee Ha and Woo Hoo
And about time too...now lets get Blears, Darling and most importantly that muppet of a PM.
Mines the one with the dodgy expenses claim in the pocket....
Good riddance to bad rubbish.
Though it's a shame that she's going to get fired only for minor corruption, rather than for being one of the most incompetent and arrogant Home Secretaries in history.
Now we just hope that the appalling McNulty isn't given the job. Because no matter how bad Smith was, McNulty will be even worse.
Time to party!
(and pray that the next Home Secretary takes long enough to get settled into their job that they get turfed out at the next election without meddling in very much)
BEERS ARE ON ME!
Get the Nazi bitch out of office.
...that I first saw this news as I passed Plymouth's giant Orwellian telescreen.
We citizens immediately engaged in a spontaneous two-minute hate of the unperson Smith. Well no, actually we didn't, dissuaded as we were by the presence of a CCTV camera on the screen. Who said CCTV doesn't reduce crime?
It doesn't make you go blind,
But it does loose you your job as home secretary...
Not as controversial as el-wacky, but deffinatly into the pron..
Yes! Yes! Yes!
That is all.
Here's hoping that the National ID Database and IMP go with her!
ha ha haaaa
"According to the BBC she will defend her skinny 2,716 majority in Redditch at the next election."
Is that the place where she tried to push through super prisons, against the locals wishes, the same place where petitions asking for he to be sacked are being run, the same place that hjasn't seen any decent funding or regeration for a long time?
Good luck Luv
Anon as I live too close for comfort to the nosey cow (thank God I don't live in the actual shithole AKA Redditch)
Na na na na, Good bye
Good riddance! It's just a shame the next person in the job will be just as "Wacky"
It's a victory
for common sense.
In the words of Johnny Ramone, glad to see you gogogogo goodbye glad to see you go. Bet her hubby's pleased she'll be in the bed with him more often too
...who will all the black helicopter idiots have to moan about now?
Yeh, that cheered me up no end
but of course , nothing will really change.
They should do this more often
Great, can't stand her. Home Secs are always hate figures though, comes with the territory. Anyone remember one they liked? It's not as if the next mug will be all libertarian and turn off all the CCTV etc.
They should just have automatic sackings built into the role, cheer us all up once in a while.
Will this change
NuLabours idea of a totalitarian society, probably not.
But let's be honest we'll all be raising a glass to the Wacky and her departing back, Feel sorry for her husband though as he'll be seeing a lot more of her (and a lot less porn.
PH - cause i can.
Couldn't have happened to a more ignorant, totalitarian woman. Good to see her go. Problem is, who will replace her .......
Good riddance - what else is there to say?
what a pity, never mind (and don't let the door hit you on the way out).
who is he going to find that's more honest? they all seem to be on the take!
Mine's the one with the receipt for gold plated truffles in the pocket.
Stop holding out on us, show us the plastic reconstruction of what *really* got her sacked. There can only be so many shock jock porn puns out there.
Good and bad...
.... YAY! She's going... hopefully...
Noooooooo - what muppet will take her place...????
*happy days are here again..*
Unless of course Goron the gopher appoints someone even worse... is that possible??
"dogged by controversy and cockups"...just a bit
sorry but the home secretary of the uk's husband claim for a porno on her expenses must be one of the biggest disgraces and piss takes of modern times. how she can still hold her head up in public is a mystery to me.
We can only hope...
...that her replacement is a little less paranoid and corrupt.
Its ironic that someone so intent on prying into the lives of every man, woman and child in the country is going as a result of prying into her public office life. Karma.
Please please please!!!!!
Fingers crossed, eh?
Farewell but ...
Will she take her 42 days detention, ID cards etc etc with her?
And to whom do I Cc: my emails on "cc all your emails to Jacqui Smith" Day now?
That is all.
Enjoy oblivion !
You little beauty!
Whacky Jacqui - ad nauseum
how utterly apt
Hope she does go
Good fucking riddance
Question being though, who takes over?
Back to Blunkett?
he seems to have as many lives as 'Mandy'.
God (or your own preferred deity) forbid!
Meet the new boss...
...same as the old boss.
Much as I'm glad to see the back of Wacqui, I can't say I'll be very comfortable with any other current minister taking over the position. Seriously, who would you trust ?
Sack the lot of em as they are all useless unts anyway.. Plus I read today that they want to ditch sterling in favour of the Euro... brewery and piss up springs to mind..
I just wanted to say
That's it, that's all I got. Just hoo-frickin-ray.
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