The PalArse of Westminster


Exposing the hypocrisy, greed and incompetence of our "respected" elected political "elite".

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

The Revolving Door

Jonathan Luff, the Prime Minister's advisor on digital strategy, is leaving Downing Street to become a lobbyist for Wonga the payday lender.

Luff will lead Wonga's "government affairs" team.

The revolving door has been a good friend over the years to politicians and their lackeys.

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Naughty Wee Georgie Porgie

Poor wee Georgie Porgie doesn't seem to be able to grasp the point that you have to pay extra to sit in Fist Class!

Saturday, 20 October 2012

#Gategate Closed Long After The Horse Has Bolted

Andrew Mitchell has finally resigned, far too long (in terms of the damage done to his party) after the "horse" had bolted.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Well Done The Duke of Edinburgh!

My thanks to Taxbod for the following Tweet:
"In The Times (£). The Duke of Edinburgh to Jeremy Hunt ..."Who are you?"

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Advice To President Obama

Outwith Westminster, some advice for President Obama.

Don't antagonise Sesame Street and Big Bird!

Cameron Admits Government Doesn't Have Any Money

David Cameron has quite correctly reminded everyone, during his speech to the party faithful, that the government doesn't have an money of its own; it only has access to taxpayers' money.

Politicians of all parties should learn this mantra for prep!

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Congratulations To The Department for Transport

My sincere congratulations to the ever "efficient" Department for Transport for cocking up the West Coast rail bid.

Funny that the DfT released news of its abject failure at 1:00am!

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has put the whole contract out to bid again:
Because of deeply regrettable and completely unacceptable mistakes made by my department in the way it managed the process”. 
To be honest the DfT has done the whole nation a service, and should be congratulated, for it has proven that governments cannot be trusted to manage/run the train network; ie nationalisation quite clearly will not work!

Such a "pity" that it has cost us, the taxpayers, £40M to prove that point!

Monday, 1 October 2012

Hail Balls!

All hail the "next" (errm current) Shadow Chancellor of The Exchequer (courtesy of Paul Waugh):
"Conference chair Harriet Yeo says Balls speech was so good he will be "the next Shadow Chancellor..er, Chancellor."