A good day for all
good riddance to bad rubbish.
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 …
If only it was for the real reason she is hated, can't help but feel she is getting off lightly. really she should be sacked for being shit at her job, then arrested and processed for frauding the treasury, which, if you boil it down enough could be classed as treason....
42 days in the cooler? now, THAT would make my day :)
'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.'
You just don't say those sort of things. It's a bit like steering your copper bottomed boat full of nitroglycerine through a storm off the Scillies seeing the map by the light of a lit match.
If Blunkett's back in the Cabinet on Monday I'll hold you responsible.
I can't help but think that it might be time to bring back the sport of throwing people to lions in an arena. It's win-win-win-win-win ...
The public get what they want.
The government will see a huge surge in support for building and funding the Olympic 2012 venue in double quick time which will be an ideal location.
The 2012 'competitor accommodation' can be used as MP's dorms; simplified expenses as all are forced to live there, and just a short distance to drag errant MP's.
Animal rights protesters will have a pleasant location to mount their protests against cruelty to lions without inconveniencing others.
The Met can go and crack the skulls of protesters ( aka activists, terrorists ) safe in the knowledge that Fleet Street and news crews can't be arsed if it's not happening just round the corner.
Mine's the one with the ticket to Stratford in the pocket.
Don't overlook that evil witch Beverley Hughes is also stepping down from Parliament for 'personal reasons'. She helped whip up the hysteria over Chris Morris' 'Paedogeddon' programme calling it 'unbelievably sick' and only later admitted that she had not watched the programme and had no intention of doing so. She was a sort of early warning of New Labour's attitude towards anyone who rocked the status quo - we should have paid more attention.
Oh and Tom Watson, co-conspirator in the Drapergate Number 10 email smears is also going. Now is it too much to hope Tony McNulty will do the decent thing and leave us all alone?
Great news. The latest in a long line of completely anti-democratic Home Secretary's under 'NuLabour' I'll be glad (and relieved) to see the back of. They've all been bad for this country's democracy, cowering behind 'anti-terror' and 'anti-pr0n' laws to steal away our personal freedoms, whilst bending over repeatedly to oblige a crooked police force seeking to get as much bad law (and funding) enacted as possible. It won't, of course, end with her departure - God alone knows how much damage to our freedoms can still be done by whomever the next incumbent might be.
Still, let's savour this moment while it lasts - but stay vigilant.
As Jacqui drags her sorry ass out of the Home Office she leaves behind the team of 'special advisers' that Nulab installed to override and manage the objective advice offered by the civil servants. The unelected control freaks stay in post (at our cost) so don't look for any change of policy. Has anyone checked THEIR expenses recently?
Jacqui, your undignified exit becomes you beautifully. Not quite off the gravy train yet love, but we will sort that out for you very shortly.
You know how everyone gets really conscientious about locking their windows and doors after there's been a burglary? Or how people are always so polite after they've been caught being rude, or how men get all romantic when they've been caught cheating? It's the same thing. Sometimes politicians get a conscience for a few months after being seen to misbehave.
Make the most of it, it's like the British summer.
while this is undoubtly the best news of the day so far... please don't shout/wish for Blunkett to return... He is the architect behind the ID database not wacky and for those of you struggling to think of anyone worse I have two words...
hah! not so smiley now are you?
Still wacky going is good... trying to defend her majority is good because it'll hammer home just home much people despise her. Let's hope she falls into the obscurity she deserves.
While your hubby is having a 5-knuckle-shuffle at the taxpayers expense, you get 'shuffled' out of government...
'According to the BBC she will defend her skinny 2,716 majority in Redditch at the next election.'
Good luck with that one then.
Guess it's off to the EU for you. Give Neil a call - he'll tell you how to get the best out of the gravy train...
We had a donkey named McDowell or somesuch as minister for Justice here, he brought in such wonderful notions as no smoking in pubs and random reasonless breath tests for drivers, pissed off the cops pissed off the judges pissed off the people. His party had high hopes in the last elections right up until he lost his deposit and was beaten out of his seat by the Greens. Another fool who didn't take into account the desires of the people.
DON'T BRING BACK BLUNKETT!
I read an article by him the other day, on a broadsheet's website, in which he denied that the House of Commons is a legislature. Ignoring the pedantic point that it's actually parliament that is a legislature, it really does show what despicable contempt he has for the truth.
Oh, and as for ID cards? He recently called (as El Reg reported, IIRC,) for voluntary ID cards to be scrapped, and for compulsory passports to be usable as ID cards instead - compulsory ID cards disguised as passports.
Fortunately, he's as subtle as a brick, and has just about the easiest lines to read between.
She was just the fuse, pals. She was the first-line defense for you to hate, she's done her job (she did what she's been put there to do), now everyone hate her so her mission is done, she can be disposed of and replaced by the next "fuse" who will do exactly the same, until everyone hate them too much, at which point they will be dismissed and replaced by another fuse, repeat ad nauseam. (and yes, whatever party is gonna be in charge will probably do the same - with a nuance: if the Tories take over, you'll lose your job, too ;-) )
I'm thinking of starting a petition to wave farewell to Fuhrer Smith and to remind old Gordon we don't want anyone even remotely like her as a replacement. Maybe if enough people sign it they'll understand there *is* no silent majority who want increased Government surveillance and interference in our private lives.
That all sounds rather maudlin for what is essentially a time of huge celebration. I'll be raising a glass of Jack tonight in celebration of the fact that this Harridan has got as close to power as she's ever going to get. With her slim majority it's practically a done deal she will be ousted at the next election if she doesn't stand down first.
Farewell, you spineless interfering harpy. If it's any consolation I hear the Spice Extreme channel are having a fetish night tonight. Now piss off and leave politics to the fucking adults.
"no matter how bad the next chump is in the position it cannot possibly be worse than this terrible piece of crap. "
Gawd you just had to say that did'nt you?
Now we're gonna be saddled with GB's favourite brown nose whos going to have his/her own ideas of crime fighting
Look forward to having your ID number tattooed on your forehead couped with having 1 leg cut off to stop criminals running away from the police.
Ok that maybe a touch extreme but I'm sure the next occupant will come up with some equally deranged ideas.
Wheres the Guy Fawkes icon?
I was beginning to think she might dodge the bullet after the expenses scandal really kicked off and she faded into the background for a couple of weeks but no, It's like some kind of beautiful dream........
On the Register No Less. It turned out that some bloke copped, to the FBI, for the 'lesser' charges of 'hacking' in order to avoid getting stung for possession of kiddy porn and time in jail with, dare I say, Bubba Smith.
Is this some similar sort of 'deal'?
Ms Smith seemed to be putting up a 'good' defence for her fiddling and now she folds and 'walks away' in the same way, it would seem, that others are taking the opportunity as well.
As one of the 800,000 innocent people on her database thanks to her corrupt police force and her refusal to follow the ECHR judgement her departure is long overdue.
This woman is more dangerous than any terrorist.
Enjoy the bath plugs we paid for along with the rest of the stuff you stole from the people of Britain.
Flames because you deserve to burn in hell for the damage you have done to ordinary citizens of this country.
From many of the comments above, it seems that a lot of you Brits are celebrating, not unlike the way many of us Yanks did back in January; when a village in Texas got its ID10T back.
So, go to your local (I guess you call them 'pubs', we call often then bars) watering hole; and hoist a few.
Sing it out loud from "The Wizard of Oz": 'Ding, dong, the wicked BITCH is dead!'
Enjoy it for now, because tomorrow, you may have to worry about the f---tard that replaces her.
A comment on the Guardian re the same news this morning remarked that the real source of all the police state nonsense is a clutch of right-wing civil servants in the Home Office. Poor old Jacqui has simply been conned by them, because she's too stupid (former cooking teacher, remember) to understand the implications of their sinister plans.
A good Home Secretary would give those plans to Stasify the UK one look and order them trashed. And then shunt the originators off to dead end jobs where they can no longer influence policy.
Jacqui leaving doesn't clean out the fascists in the Home Office at all.
"Harriot The Horror Harmen!"
Don't joke about shit like that. Just don't.
Harlot Harperson needs a stake through the heart, not the Home Secretary's job.
Anyway, takin' all bets on who'll 'stand down for family reasons' next .... Darling? Hoon? Or will Prudence Broon have the cojones to call an general election? The local/European results will be a mere appetiser.
Personally, I can't wait - it'll be 1997 all over again but with far, *far* more 'Portillo moments'.
Tombstone - for the ZanuLabour government.
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