Tuesday, May 19, 2009

David Davies: I'll tell you what I've done

No doubt some will rage at this little video of David Davies, the MP for Monmouth, filmed at the Telegraph. However, I think it puts into perspective the way the expenses scandal has snowballed.
Of course, this guy is a Tory, so there will be some out there (mostly weirdo interweb obsessives who do direct action politics rather than the foot soldier leaflet type stuff in a constituency or ward), who consider this a partisan post.

However, as I said yesterday in the "Collateral Damage" post, there are MPs from all sides I think who have been "named and shamed" by the Telegraph who didn't do anything other than be in the wrong place at the wrong time. For the sane amongst the readership rather than the idiotic one or two who makes dumb stupid leaps of insane logic, I'm not just saying this now because Tories have been named.

Many of those Tories that have been named deserve nothing more than to lose their seats and face the full anger of their electorate or in some cases the law. However, as one commenter put it, "the mere mention of an MPs name by the Telegraph is sufficient to condemn them regardless of the facts."

I'm off to trawl Hansard now because I'm sure there must be ample bad news being buried during the last ten days.
Hat Tip: Edinburgh Sucks for the video.


Savonarola said...

Trust that his constituents see him in this light. The £1000 cash return says more about him than the DT article.

The Basa said...

Check out the updated post on EdinburghSucks.com - another seemingly clean one.

Unknown said...

It's time someone pointed out the Barclay brother's agenda. The champions of democracy showed their hand on Sark - why are they being allowed to pursue their agenda without comment?