If we did this we’d be prosecuted and jailed

Seems that child molesting isn’t the only scandal to be happening in Rotherham under its MP’s nose. Though again, that nose would appear to have been firmly in the trough to take much notice of what was going on under his watch. Besides in the wonderful world of socialist politics, minorities (apparently) do not come under the same rules as the rest of us. Nor it would seem do MP’s either (though we already knew this)…


Former Labour minister Denis MacShane is facing suspension from the Commons for 12-months.
A Parliamentary committee found he had submitted 19 false invoices which were “plainly intended to deceive” Parliament’s expenses authority.
The committee said it was the “gravest case” which has come to them for adjudication.
Mr MacShane, who has been suspended from the Labour Party, said he was “shocked and saddened” by the move.
The MP for Rotherham had been suspended from the Labour party while police investigated his expenses claims, but he had the whip reinstated when the criminal inquiry was dropped.
The committee’s report described Mr MacShane’s false claims as “far from what would be acceptable in any walk of life” and “fell far below the standards of integrity and probity expected of every member of the House”.
The false invoices related to work Mr MacShane carried out in Europe and he was particularly criticised for his use of public money for European travel.
The Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards said the “real mischief” of Mr MacShane’s actions was submitting invoices that bypassed the “checks and controls” of the House and “enabled Mr MacShane to spend public money as he thought fit“.

As the post title says, if you or I had tried such a thing with our employer and been caught then the criminal investigation would not have ceased, we would have been suspended, enquiries made, sacked, arrested, charged and possibly imprisoned.

What made it worse is that this was our money, we’re the employers here, not the  Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards, who are supposed to work for us. Yet as ever the old boys network came into play, MacShane will not be sacked, not banned from public office and after a year it will be as if nothing ever happened. We probably couldn’t even trust the voters in Rotherham to kick him out as the ‘Socialist Republic of South Yorkshire’ is notorious for voting in donkeys provided they wore a red rosette.

The people of Rotherham who don’t vote for the likes of MacShane and who have seen their towns name dragged through the mud due to the authorities looking the other way whilst muslims of Pakistani origin were raping under age young girls supposedly in their care on almost a factory production line have my sympathy. Those who voted for the likes of MacShane and the various council members under whose watch corruption and abuse festered seem to have gotten the representation they deserved.

Pity we cannot sack him, pity we cannot bring those authorities to justice, but those in power seem to have made sure we can do no such thing…

13 comments for “If we did this we’d be prosecuted and jailed

  1. Single Acts of Tyranny
    November 2, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    No, no, no. Nothing to do with him at all, according to his website. It’s all a BNP plot to destroy him and those credulous fools on the standards commission have fallen for it. Really I hardly think Tony Blair would have made him a minister of the crown if he were nothing but a cheap, grubby little crook.


    Or not.

    • mona
      November 2, 2012 at 9:40 pm

      It was not a BNP plot, but former Rtd Police Inspector (scumbuster) Mike Barnbrook former BNP candidate, the man who actually (if one cares to look) exposed the whole MP’s expenses scandal the man should receive a knighthood, he is to good for the BNP or Lib-Lab-Con. AS for McShite, that’s not his real name same pedigree as Ed Grommit.

    • November 3, 2012 at 5:56 am


  2. ivan
    November 2, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    It appears that a complaint has been lodged with the police to reopen the case. (http://www.order-order.com)

  3. david morris
    November 2, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    MacShane has been a longtime vociferous fan of the EU Projekt. Expect him to bob up there, where he will feel at home surrounded by with his serial trougher MEP chums & other corrupt thieves. (Almost) beyond parody.

    • November 3, 2012 at 5:57 am

      Almost bound to happen… 👿

  4. The Jannie
    November 2, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Here in the People’s Republic of South Yorkshire it is said that our neighbours will vote for a monkey if it waves a red flag. My question is – why do they have to keep proving it with one monkey after another?

    • Viscount Rectum
      November 2, 2012 at 9:48 pm

      Oit its now a criminal offence now to call a person a monkey according to the FA, so watch your tongue monkey person and its now illegal to eat a banana in front of a black person.

  5. Greg Tingey
    November 2, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    Here in the Autarkic Republic of Wilmslow it is said that our neighbours will vote for a monkey if it waves a blue flag. My question is – why do they have to keep proving it with one monkey after another?

  6. John
    November 2, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    By the way this bit is a gem; the CPS originally decided originally that they would not be able to pursue a criminal case against MacShane because the evidence gathered by the IPSA was subject to parliamentary privilege!

    So not only do we have a fucking crook and a fraudster submitting dodgy invoices but a system designed (in the aftermath of the expenses fiasco) to protect the bloody fraudsters from prosecution!

    Words fail me.

    • November 3, 2012 at 5:58 am

      They don’t fail me, but as a lady (Oi! You at the back! Stop smirking!) I just can’t use them in public…

  7. November 3, 2012 at 6:09 am
  8. Greg Tingey
    November 4, 2012 at 9:34 am

    The “parliamentary Privelige” get-out clause won’t work – see guido.
    I’m glad to say.

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