When the headlines flashed up the news about David Laws, his ‘partner/spouse/mattress/bodily-fluids repository’ (delete where necessary) and his ‘expenses’. there was a strange sound all across the land. It was the sound of muffled shrieks of laughter. Those shrieks came from the three hundred odd ex-M.P.s who had been ‘stood down’ from their perks, politics and parasitical existences by the sharp wind of publicity. But the noise which was not noticed, mainly because it was well-concealed by the walls of No 10, Downing Street, was the sound of David Cameron going ballistic as he was told by ‘Our Nick’ that the second most senior of the Lib-Dems within the ConDom Cabinet had lied when asked the question “Is there anything in your past or present life which will bring big black headlines onto the Telegraph front page?”
The plain stupidity of this man, whom one of his ‘closest friends’ called ‘brilliantly able’ is now on display for all to see, as he has referred himself to the Parliamentary Standards bunch to see if anyone will back him in his present job.
The old, old reply that, ‘he thought it was within the rules’ just won’t wash this time, mainly because he is supposed to be one of those saintly guys who went into politics because he ‘wished to serve’. Serve himself more likely! This bloke is supposed to be INDEPENDENTLY WEALTHY, so how does he square that with charging the taxpayer tens of thousands for the privilege of letting him sit in Parliament?