I’ve been patiently waiting for the Daily Telegraph to get round to my MP, David Wright. I was confident he’d be getting a mention based on the fact that he’s usually the local rent-a-quote for the Shropshire Star but we’ve not heard a peak from him since the expenses fraud stories started.
So what has my thieving bastard of an MP been up to? Well, he rented an apartment in London in an apartment block called Dolphin Square. The block was bought from Westminster Council by a property developer who paid every tenant £16,787 to change their tenancy agreements. So, bearing in mind that the taxpayer had been paying the rent for his apartment, where did this money go? In the thieving bastard’s pocket of course.
Only a day or two ago he posted a “news” piece on his website about expenses in which he was very careful not to criticise anyone, not even “the system” which most of his colleagues tell us is at fault. He even tried to divert attention from the expenses fraud stories, saying it’s detracting from the work they’re doing to get us out of the recession:
I am conscious that every day the newspapers are dominated by stories about MPs’ allowances. Each day this happens we lose a day when we could be talking about the work we are doing to help people with their jobs, their homes and their family. That is what I want to focus on in the coming months.
Another quality speech from David Wright, almost word for word what the grown ups have been saying. How many times have you heard El Gordo or Harriet Harperson or countless other Liebour ministers say almost those same words? David Wright always has been and always will be a low grade Liebour Party mouthpiece, right up until the next election when he loses his seat.
Back in January I wrote to David Wright and asked him not to support the Liebour government’s attempts to exclude MP expenses from the Freedom of Information Act following a High Court ruling last year that they had to be released. He replied saying he supported making his expenses secret and instead breaking down the headline figures that were already available into different categories. I sent him an email back which he didn’t bother replying to. The last line of my email was:
I would strongly urge you to reconsider your support for this assault on democracy and accountability. Or is your desire to hide your expenses, perhaps, because you have something to hide?
I wonder why he didn’t reply? Could it be because he had something to hide?
And while we’re talking about his expenses, the previous “news” item on his website says:
The House of Commons Communications Allowance rules require that no news stories are added to this website during the 28-day ‘closed period’ before the European Elections and County Council Elections in England on 4th June.
So even when he’s talking about misuse of MPs expenses, he’s still fiddling the expenses system.
According to the “news” section of his website – the “news” section he’s not allowed to update because it’s against expenses rules – he’s holding a couple of surgery’s on Friday. I might pay him a visit and see why he thinks he should have pocketed nearly 17 grand for changing a tenancy agreement for an apartment that the taxpayer has been paying for.