Thursday, 26 March 2009

Parliamentary expenses, hypocrisy and whorebaggery.

Monday's post has now appeared in an extremely updated format over at Labour List, taking in the fact that I was on the radio on Tuesday talking about MP's expenses. I tried to argue that the scumbags should be prepared to accept the average wage, that they should be prepared to live the decisions they make for us.

You can hear Shane Greer being an obfuscating Tory weasel and me making a prat of myself on BBC Radio Wales here (the relevant bit starts about three minutes in). I giggled. I giggled. I mean, what serious political commentators go on the radio and giggle? Christ.

...and the post itself is here. I link because it's substantially different and, I think, a little bit better than Monday's version. Apparently I'm now Labour List's new 'voice of reason'. Am I alone in thinking that that's a fairly damning indictement?

Meh, anyway. I've been running all over London smoking furiously and doing a hundred different things this week, and feel like a Proper Journalist - i.e, knackered, jaded and haggard. Instead of updating this blog again today, I'm going to curl up on the bed with hot tea and the complete works of H.P Lovecraft. Have a lovely Thursday.


  1. "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh McNulty Harrow wgah'nagl fhtagn."

    "In His House at Harrow Dead McNulty waiteth dreaming."

  2. That clip is only 1:50 long - where on it exactly are you?

  3. Well, yes, you may have giggled, but if it is any consolation, it was a very sweet-sounding sort of a one.

    (and Conrad, you didn't let it load long enough, it's far longer than that.)

  4. Serenissima - thanks for that got it working now.

    Penny Red - I didn't notice the giggling really to be honest; your voice did sound a little squeaky though - in a good way!!!

    That Shane guy is an absolute tool imo recycling the same old tired arguements over and over again. An embarassment really.

  5. He, he, he, he, heheheh, heh, heh, hah, hah, hah, hah, hah, heh, heh... heheheheheheheh, heh, heh, heh, heh... ahhhh... he, he, he, he, heh.

  6. what , you're a serious political commentator? Christ


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