July 22nd, 2008

Snouts in the Trough

Posted in Other Stuff by 200

The main reason for withholding the full pay award to police last year, according to the Home Secretary, Jacqui Spliff, was because to award to full amount would place too much inflationary pressure on the economy; if we got the £30 million they saved by reneging on their agreement, the Bank of England would explode, or something.

Bearing in mind this was at a time when the ‘credit crunch’ was but a glint in an economist’s eye, petrol hadn’t gone up a squillion pounds an hour & people weren’t screaming about huge rises in food bills with fuel bills set to rise by orders of magnitude.

Strange then, that whilst the economy can’t handle an additional £30 million to 155,000 police officers, it can handle, in these times of rapid inflation, £15 for 640 individuals with barely a raised eyebrow in the corridors of power.

That’ll be because the £15 million is for MPs’ expenses allowing them to claim an additional £24,000 a year towards a second home. The economy will additionally stand all these MPs pocketing up to hundreds of thousands of pounds profit when they eventually sell the home that the tax-payer paid for.

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  1. ted says:

    These are the same 640 individuals whose workplace has its on site pubs subsidised by the taxpayer to the tune of £8’500 per MP.


    July 22nd, 2008 at 20:11

  2. Tony F says:

    I have had a rant about our erstwhile leaders, and I feel another one coming. I suspect there may be politicians whom are honest and hard working for their constituents. But as the Boss’s title suggests, not many. Unfortunately, I think we have all made a rod for our own backs. Our ‘Media’ only print/show stuff that the lazy, and hard of thinking, want to read. It does not matter if it is a flash in the pan or a nine day wonder. So long as circulation is maintained. To them, Bad News is Good News. As most of the chattering classes read and believe the trash, we are now in a situation where we do not believe or trust anyone. I hate to say it, but trust in the police is at a low ebb. You can do no right, and OH BOY if you are even perceived to get it slightly wrong. Freedom of speech is ok, but those that shout the loudest lies are the ones that are heard. Truth, honesty and responsibility are dead. Whining, sloping shoulders and indifference.

    July 22nd, 2008 at 21:48

  3. John says:

    Well, it would be true to say that the PRESS are spreading the “trust in the police is at an all-time low” story. The TRUTH is that among the majority of the [not-bottling-their-mate-when-drunk] public the trust is muted, but there. A large amount of “the public” are rapidly coming to know that their “free press” is enslaved by shareholders and magnates and is anything but “free”. They, the politicians, of all parties are happy with the state of affairs. Truth is a major impediment to them, they deal in lies and innuendo. The press deal in same, truth sells nothing. They make good bed-fellows. So, you lot are having to deal with an alliance of liars, fools and halfwits. And that’s only the polos and media, without the crooks added-on. You aren’t doing so bad…….now, if you could get your “head honchos’” to put their heads above the parapet…….

    July 23rd, 2008 at 07:55

  4. Plodnomore says:

    A letter to the Daily Mail suggested that ‘MP’ stands for ‘Moneygrabbing Parasite’. Sounds about right. Who’s the (now on 10 weeks holiday with pay) Moneygrabbing Parasite for your constituency?

    July 23rd, 2008 at 22:43

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