Friday, 22 May 2009

The daily show on Moatgate/ Scamalot

An artists impression of Hoggs Moat

This is a satirical show from the USA, The daily show on Moatgate Scamalot expenses scandal.

In the news today, Nadine Dorries MP thinks that we should feel sorry for corrupt MPs, who are being tortured by these revelations; "it has started to resemble a McCarthy-style witchhunt". She also warned that "the relentless drip-drip of leaked claims was creating such an atmosphere of terror that there was a real risk of an MP committing suicide."

"People are seriously beginning to crack," Nadine Dorries told the Today programme on BBC Radio 4. "The last day in Parliament this week was, I would say, completely unbearable. I have never been in an atmosphere or environment like it, when people walk around with terror in their eyes and people are genuinely concerned, asking, 'Have you seen so and so? Are they in their office? They've not been seen for days.'

The “systematic humiliation” of MPs is threatening Britain’s democracy, the Archbishop of Canterbury has warned. Dr Rowan Williams, says that the issues raised by the expenses scandal are grave and that urgent action is required. He adds: “But many will now be wondering whether the point has not been adequately made: the continuing systematic humiliation of politicians itself threatens to carry a heavy price in terms of our ability to salvage some confidence in our democracy.”

But I say bring it on, shine the light of publicity into the dark corners where corruption has gone on for decades. And rather than politicians of all parties having their snouts in the trough, its so far only the big three. UKIP and the BNP have already proved themselves even worse with plenty of scandals before, but other parties are proving more resilient to venality.

1 comment:

howard thomas said...

"Bring it on " is exactly the way to look at this whole scenario.
There would appear to be a lot of MPs who thought that this would never come into the public domain.
I seem to remember that MPs were to get a month to 'edit' their expenses before they were all made pubic in July. Thanks to the person who leaked all this information they no longer have the opportunity to hide these claims from the eyes of the public.
The old mooto might have relevance here 'if you have nothing to hide ,you have nothing to fear' Conversely if you have something to hide 'be afraid , be very afraid' !!
Parliament have succeded in something that politicians can only ever dream of ---that is a united country----unfortunately for them , not in quite the way that they had in mind.
This whole scenario presents major opportunities for minor parties to capitalise on the greed of the arrogant MPs, the public iare now more prepared to think about who they are voting for, rather than simply voting by colour.