Friday, 22 July 2011

I cannot do it any more captain

I know I have written this before. But I simply do not have the time to maintain this blog. I simply cannot react in time to the daily events. Events in my life like having a son and my work life balance have simply taken all my time.
Although I do still have plenty to say I do not feel I have the time to say it.
So for now I won't be blogging on this site or any other. although your still find me on Twitter.
Thank you for your time in reading my words.
Over and out.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Met's Public Affairs office employment policy

Paul Stephenson former Metropolitan Police commissioner stated at the Culture Select Committee today that a quarter of the Mets Public Affairs office are ex-News International. I wonder how these people where employed? I wonder if they were recommend by other staff?
I also wonder how many staff worked for other papers? Shame these questions were not also asked so that we could have some prospective on the influence of News international in the Public Affairs office.
Of course John Yates former assistant chief constable did send the CV personally for employment of Mr Wallis, so influence did occur there.

Saturday, 16 July 2011

I'm Sorry and the Euro

I simply do not have the time at the moment to blog. I have been very busy and simply cannot find the time to follow politics closely enough or indeed to blog about it.

I have been more concerned about the situation with debt in Europe that the Murdoch scandal. I think this is a time bomb that will soon go off.

I also think it's time for us Lib Dems to put the idea of ever joining the Euro firmly behind us. It's a non starter and we should admit that this currency can't really work for the UK just like it doesn't for so many countries with such different economics and political choices.

Hope to be back sooner rather than later


Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Chris Bryant on Rupert Murdoch

Quote of the Day during the News of the World Phone Hacking debate at the House of Commons by Labour MP Chris Bryant on Rupert Murdoch "We have let one man have far too great a sway over our national life. At least Berlusconi lives in Italy"
It is nice for the tables to be turned on a former tabloid editor. Many times they have called on individuals to resign from their roles when the case against them is not proven. This is what has been asked of Rebekah Brooks, of the News of the World who was the editor at the time of the alleged hacking of Milly Dowlers phone.

Friday, 1 July 2011

Dr Phillip Lees MP surgeries earns him money on parliamentary time

Have a look at this cutting of the Private Eye (issue 1291).

Double Click the above picture to view.

Are these the kind of surgeries you would expect from your MP?

Should MP's be earning on parliamentary time?

Perhaps it's time to cut the other job. After all it's not as if he's in a safe seat and is worried about staying your MP.