Friday, 20 April 2012
A Day In The Life Of The Tory Party.
Yesterday was another busy day for the Tory party as they went about their normal business. Jonjo MacNamara, the Tory candidate in the local elections for the South Jesmond ward in Newcastle, was forced to stand down, resign from the party and resign as regional director of the Royal Institute of British Architects (Riba) amid gross misconduct and fraud allegations. Riba said in a statement: "A thorough internal investigation uncovered several instances of fraud and financial irregularity over the past 12 months amounting to nearly £10,000." Then Jonathan Djanogly pictured above, a junior Justice Minister and yet another multi-millionaire who inherited rather than worked for his money, decided to have a fit of the giggles as MPs debated plans to cut aid for asbestos victims. As Labour’s Helen Jones told the Commons: “In 15 years here I’ve never seen conduct that so demeans a minister.” Meanwhile Shadow Justice Secretary Sadiq Khan said: “His smirking and giggling showed utter disrespect to sufferers of this horrific disease.” Then, to add insult to yet more injury, Tory peers are readying themselves to rebel against their own government. Another attempt to save the NHS from the clutches of the fatcats you may ask? No, they've already sold that down the river with the hot and eager help of the LibDems. What has them frothing at the mouth is the prospect of reforming the House of Lords by making it an elected chamber. "Elected Chamber?" one prominent member of the influential Tory 1922 Committee told us. "What is this a bleeding democracy?"