Category Archives: Corruption

Money is the drug

No one can have missed the news recently regarding the attempted takeover of AstraZeneca by Pfizer. For anyone that may have missed it, some crazy sums have been offered for AstraZeneca, with some news agencies reporting figures in the $60bn region. Naturally this takeover bid has polarised the political community, with various MPs and ministers […]

I wonder…

The Energy Secretary, Ed Davey, has said that energy customers are not cash cows. Customers are not just cash cows to be squeezed… One cannot help but wonder whether Mr Davey and his other honourable colleagues, our Members of Parliament, will remember this when they’re filling out their expenses claims. After all, if the energy […]

Portsmouth betrayal should be a rallying call for English independence

The British government is closing Portsmouth’s shipyard to protect jobs at the Clyde shipyards in Glasgow in a transparently political move to placate the Scots ahead of their independence referendum. Just look at these comments from some of the English workers the Brits are sacrificing to protect Scottish jobs: It’s definitely a political decision. All […]

MPs expenses

I see from Twitter that MPs expenses are once again a fashionable topic. I’m not quite sure why that is, this time, but one would hazard a guess that its something to do with them being a bunch of greedy, conniving, thieving little shits who just can’t stop themselves from stealing our money. But I […]

The BBC

I’ve been slow to comment on the recent issues surrounding the BBC for a couple of reasons. Firstly, I wanted to wait for more information to come out regarding the scandals – its hard to comment on an incomplete picture; secondly, I wanted to make sure I had all my thoughts correct before I started […]

Voracious, small-minded predators…

… Is how I think of the members of Central Bedfordshire District Council after reading this shocking story over at Liberal Conspiracy (emphasis original): On the 8th of February a man took his own life. Peter Williams was a gifted engineer, whose invention, still manufactured today, landed him in the Guinness World Records, but he […]

PFI

PFI – or Private Finance Initiatives – have been a staple of government procurement for quite a while now. They were first introduced by John Major’s government, but it took Tony Blair to really get a handle on them and make them popular. For those unaware, this is how a PFI contract works. Say, for […]

The day’s events

Well. It’s been a day of interesting revelations, but these things are common when we get towards the end of a Parliamentary session – all the stuff comes out that MPs don’t want to answer questions on, like allowances and SPADs, and it’s with these two topics that I begin today… Firstly, some details have […]

Cameron begins search for new pimp

Following on from the scandal and subsequent resignation of fundraiser Peter Cruddas, The Daily Mash published this gem: DOWNING Street has advertised for an experienced prostitution agent. The job involves soliciting for clients who will then meet the prime minister at Number 10 or Chequers and have sexual intercourse with him. The pimp will then […]

Corruption everywhere

I forgot to mention this one in my earlier pop at the government. Conswervative party fund-raising chief Peter Cruddas has quit his role after an embarrassing sting by the Sunday Times revealed him apparently stating that large donations to the party could buy access to the Prime Minister and senior cabinet members. Naturally, Liebour mooks […]