Friday, 28 September 2012
Thursday, 27 September 2012
Wednesday, 26 September 2012
It appears that Andrew "Thrasher" Mitchell has ignored the sage advice of Norman Tebbit about using a bicycle to look for work. Instead Thrasher has insisted on a getting a taxpayer funded ministerial car.
All very well maybe if he keeps his job, but given that it looks like he is about to lose it he would be well advised to stick to cycling (except through security gates).
Tuesday, 25 September 2012
Telegraph, the police log detailing Andrew "Thrasher" Mitchell's alleged rant:
"Whilst on duty at *** tonight (Wed 19th Sept) on a 1400-2200 hrs between the hours of 1800-2000 I had to deal with a man claiming to be the chief whip and who I later confirmed to be such and a Mr Andrew MITCHELL.
Mr Mitchell was speaking to PC ******** demanding exit through the main vehicle gate into Whitehall. PC ******** explained to Mr MITCHELL that the policy was for pedal cycles to use the side pedestrian exit. Mr MITCHELL refused, stating he was the chief whip and he always used the main gates.
I explained to Mr MITCHELL that the policy was to use the side pedestrian gates and that I was happy to open those for him, but that no officer present would be opening the main gates as this was the policy we were directed to follow.
Mr MITCHELL refused. Repeatedly reiterating he was the chief whip. My exact explanation to Mr MITCHELL was "I am more than happy to open the side pedestrian gate for you Sir, but it is policy that we are not to allow cycles through the main vehicle entrance".
After several refusals Mr MITCHELL got off his bike and walked to the pedestrian gate with me after I again offered to open that for him.
There were several members of public present as is the norm opposite the pedestrian gate and as we neared it, Mr MITCHELL said: "Best you learn your f------ place...you don’t run this f------ government...You’re f------ plebs." The members of public looked visibly shocked and I was somewhat taken aback by the language used and the view expressed by a senior government official. I can not say if this statement was aimed at me individually, or the officers present or the police service as a whole.
I warned Mr MITCHELL that he should not swear, and if he continued to do so I would have no option but to arrest him under the Public Order Act, saying "Please don’t swear at me Sir. If you continue to I will have no option but to arrest you under the public order act".
Mr MITCHELL was then silent and left saying "you haven’t heard the last of this" as he cycled off.
I forward this to you as all officers were extremely polite to Mr MITCHELL, but such behaviour and verbal expressions could lead to the unfortunate situation of officers being left no option but to exercise their powers.
I write this for your information as Mr Mitchell’s last comments would appear to indicate that he is unhappy with my actions.
I have recorded this fully in my pocket book."
Friday, 21 September 2012
Thursday, 20 September 2012
Wednesday, 19 September 2012
Tuesday, 18 September 2012
Gloria De Piero MP (Ashfield and Eastwood) has rather bravely/foolishly tweeted:
"What do others thing about crisis of confidence in politics and politicians? Tweet me for my #whydopeoplehateme project."Well folks, you heard the lady, get tweeting!
Wednesday, 12 September 2012
Tuesday, 11 September 2012
I see the TUC have chosen to take the "moral high ground" at this year's congress in Brighton!
It is quite pathetic that the TUC is still fighting battles that ended over 20 years ago and bizarre that an elderly lady, in fragile health, still scares the hell out of the "brothers"!
Friday, 7 September 2012
As per the BBC:
"The government looks set to increase the amount it spends on advertising and PR to help it sell NHS changes and other policies to the public.Despite being stuck in a recession the state deems it more important to waste our money on PR and spin, rather than focus on pulling us out of the recession.
Next year's marketing budget is £285m, according to Cabinet Office figures.
That is an increase on the £168m spent by the now axed Central Office of Information in its final year."
Seemingly "feelings" are more important than "finances".
Vanity is the government's opiate!
Wednesday, 5 September 2012
Tuesday, 4 September 2012
Would someone please explain to me how it is that Jeremy Hunt, who made a fool of himself over the G4S Olympics fiasco and who is mired in the BSkyB controversy, has been appointed as Health Secretary?
What the fark is going on here?