Selected Political News for W/E 25th February 2012 - with comments

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Saturday, 25 February 2012

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He should be ashamed! But can any nepotist be shamed?

Sunday 19th Feb 2012
Topic: Political nepotism - Expenses
The Commons spends £25,000 on shrubs - so the public can't see MPs smoking!
Source: The People
A garden to prevent ­passers-by seeing MPs smoking is setting tax­payers back £25,000.
Commons staff estimated that was the bill for landscaping to hide a £33,000 ­shelter at Portcullis House for puffing politicians.
The greenery stops ­people on Westminster Bridge spotting who is in the shelter.

Lib Dem MP Bob Russell called the garden, which is kept padlocked, "an ­extravagance".

Labour's Stephen Pound slammed spending "this kind of money ­to shield sinning smokers".

Tory MP and Commons admin committee member Mike Weatherley said: "I shall be looking into this."

"The pensioner writing this article said: 'Hah! Why am I not surprised?"

Monday 20th Feb 2012
Topic: Political nepotism
Britain's army of Ministry of Defence civil servants have share £40million in bonuses!
Britain's army of Ministry of Defence civil servants have shared £40million in bonuses, it emerged yesterday.
It comes as our Armed Forces face huge cuts and pay freezes.
One official at the Ministry of Defence received as a bonus the equivalent of an Army colonel's annual salary - a payment of £85,831 - on top of their six-figure salary.

"Unbelievable! - no on second thoughts... no it's not!

Tuesday 21st Feb 2012
Topic: Political nepotism - Backhanders
Brown's £1.4m bonanza - His cash since leaving No10
Source: The Sun online
Former PM Gordon Brown has earned £1.4million since leaving Number 10, it has emerged. The huge sum includes £63,000 from a Chinese investment firm and £50,000 from the Saudi royal family.

His latest entry in the House of Commons register also shows £180,000 as Distinguished Global Leader in Residence at New York University.

He charged £36,000 per speech on a US speaking tour and also got a £78,000 advance for his poor-selling book, Beyond the Crash, and £22,500 for a follow-up due out next year.

"I'm so pleased for the lying, nepotistic, mannerless, fiddling, antisocial, greedy, slob! Aren't you?"

Wednesday 22nd Feb 2012
Topic: Crime
There are 121 UK motorists over the age of 100 still holding driving licences! 4 with penalty points!
Source: Telegraph
Four motorists aged 100 and above have penalty points on their driving licence for speeding according to official figures.

Flog um!"

Thursday 23rd Feb 2012
Topic: Defence
Britain at risk from 'GoldenEye' electromagnetic pulse attack from space, MPs warn!
Source: Telegraph
Britain's critical national infrastructure could be crippled in a high-altitude space attack by a rogue state or terrorists, MPs have warned.

"I'm not surprised!"

Friday 24th Feb 2012
Topic: Immigration - Broken promises
Migrant blow to PM
Source: The Sun

Saturday 25rd Feb 2012
Topic: NHS - Cutbacks
Cancer patient's agonising death alone - after hospital moves him to a hotel to cut costs
Source: The Mirror
A cancer patient died an agonising lonely death after being moved to a hotel by cost-cutting hospital chiefs during his treatment.
Ian Curtis, 39, died from a "catastrophic infection" - in the hotel just 200 yards from the hospital.
A panic alarm might have saved him but the hospital said they had removed them because they were not used.
It also said staff did not check on patients in the hotel.
Mr Curtis died two days after beginning his second round of intensive chemotherapy, an inquest heard.
He was found by his wife when she came to visit him in his room at the Radisson Edwardian Grafton Hotel in London.

"Horrendous - Cameron should be ashamed!"

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