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Does he “get it”?

Ed Miliband, the younger brother of South Shields MP David Miliband, seems to think that altering the format of Prime Minister’s Questions, sitting longer (an extra month for heavens’ sake), getting rid of some Parliamentary terms, getting rid of the traditions and costumes of some House of Commons officials, and devolving more power to local councils are the things that are needed to clean up politics.

Does he get it?

I doubt it.

It’s not the Clerk’s wig, the Speaker’s robes, or Black Rod’s mace that have caused the problems, it’s been the behaviour of “honourable members” who seem to think that an Additional Costs Allowance is an entitlement that was to be routinely taken because the public never get to know about it. That’s the problem Mr. Miliband, and until we have a general election to clean out some of these less than honourable members things will not change massively.

David Cameron is right to re-open the Conservative Party’s candidate list, he knows there are going to be quite a few vacancies caused by the retirement/shaming/sacking of some Tory MPs and he’s looking for squeaky clean people to take their places, Gordon Brown’s Cabinet by contrast still contains people who have profited from “flipping” properties and the non payment of Capital Gains Tax as well as hiring tax consultants to avoid correct the payment of taxes at our expense.

Miliband does not get it.

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Written by curly

May 25, 2009 at 10:53 am

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