Thursday, January 10, 2008

MPs to avoid rubbish collection charges with taxpayers money

Should you ever wonder why people get annoyed with politicians and the way there seems to be one rule for them and other rules for us take a look at the preceedings of Parliament occassionally and you'll see it laid bare.

Yesterday for example, according to Helen Goodman, junior minister at the Leader of the House of Commons Office, MPs are going to be allowed to use their additional cost allowances to pay for the costs of local authority charges for the collection of household rubbish.

In other words, those politicians in central Government who are giving the authority to local Government to charge us for special rubbish collection, special biodegradable bags etc etc, are going to be allowed to use taxpayers money to cover their own charges. Do any of them have any shame? That is what I want to know.


Trixy said...
10 Jan 2008 13:13:00  


After everything this Labour government have done to this country they are still in government. They must think we love them fucking us over as we're all into S&M politics.

Anonymous said...
10 Jan 2008 13:41:00  

I just can't believe /anyone/ is fucking stupid enough to still vote for these /cunts/.

I suppose thats the whole point of dumbing down our 'education' system...


anthonynorth said...
10 Jan 2008 15:15:00  

Can a sense of shame and politics go together?
Of course, we'll always vote for politicians. Someone has to do the job - and I guess you have to be an inadequate to want to do it.
We should just have a better way of deciding who to elect. Such as encouraging independents into Parliament, thus subverting the party system, where the real problems lie.

Bretwalda Edwin-Higham said...
10 Jan 2008 16:10:00  

On the strength of this, no Dizzy, no shame.

Mrs Smallprint said...
10 Jan 2008 21:52:00  

Gob-smacked (a phrase I truely hate) doesn't even begin to cover it.

johnny73 said...
11 Jan 2008 04:33:00  

I think you will find Conservatives and Liberals will also be supporting this exemption. To suggest only Labour abuse power is ridiculous. I'm aware you do not make any distinction Dizzy but your other readers appear to!

richard said...
11 Jan 2008 23:19:00  

according to Helen Goodman, junior minister at the Leader of the House of Commons Office

More importantly, there is a junior minister at the Office of the Leader of the House of Commons? Presumably this is what Brown meant about paying more (attention) to Parliament. Is it just the one, or are there more? Would binning Ms Goodman save more than the bin tax? I think I'm off to look up the numbers... is a participant in the Amazon Europe S.à.r.l. Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to