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Roger Knapman should quit

UKIP were the only British group in the European Parliament to vote against the enlargement to the EU to include Eastern European states. UKIP’s argument for this was that ‘a flood of migrants’ would come here seeking work which would be bad for our economy.

Knapman boasts about how he likes to buy British. So who do you think he has hired to carry out building work on his Devonshire mansion? It turns out that like that other arch-fruitcake, Kilroy, Knapman will take advantage of the benefits of being in the EU as and when it suits him.

Roger Knapman is employing Polish builders (able to work for him because of the enlarged EU) to carry out his work at half the cost of employing British builders.

If I was a raving Eurosceptic, and a member of UKIP (don’t worry, I’m neither) I would feel that Knapman’s position was untenable.

Two Shags Hypocrisy

They are up to their necks in sleaze. The best slogan he could think up for their conference next week is Life’s better under the Tories. Sounds to me like one of Steven Norris’s chat up lines. Can you believe that this lot is in charge? Not for long, eh? Then after 17 years of this Tory government, they have the audacity to talk about morality. Did you hear John Major on the Today programme? – calling for ethics to come back into the political debate? I’m told some Tory MPs think ethics is a county near Middlesex. It’s a bit hard to take: John Major – ethics man. The Tories have redefined unemployment they have redefined poverty. Now they want to redefine morality. For too many Tories, morality means not getting caught.Morality is measured in more than just money. It’s about right and wrong. We are a party of principle. We will earn the trust of the British people. We’ve had enough lies. Enough sleaze.

John Prescott, 1996

Hat tip: Iain Dale

The Sun sinks to new low

I’ve never had a lot of time for The Sun. The tasteless ‘Gotcha’ headline during the Falklands Conflict burns long in the memory. The there was the inaccurate reporting of the Hillsborough tragedy. Why anyone would turn to the tawdry rag for political commentary is beyond me. But apparently they have a ‘Political Correspondent’ who goes by the name of Michael Lea. He has the singular honour of bringing us a most insightful piece that will really help the nation focus on the issues that face us today. Under the headline ‘Gay MP hangs around loos’ our attention is drawn to the fact that there is a plaque above some public loos attesting that they were opened in 1994 by one Simon Hughes MP. Biting, insightful political comment Michael – let me give you some advice:It is 2006. Anyone with more that two brain cells has by now accepted that not everyone is straight. Some people are gay, some are bisexual. Deal with it. Simon Hughes is not a ‘Limp-Dem’. MPs open public buildings – including public loos. All your article does is promote a view that anyone who is not straight is deviant, and not fit for public life. How many gay or bisexual people do you think work in your office, but are afraid to come out because of attitudes like yours? Is it any wonder that Simon tried to keep his private life private with people like you about? Perhaps you would like it if we poked around in your private life! Finally – if you want to call yourself a ‘Political Correspondent’, go and find out something about ‘politics’. Then write about that instead. Then maybe you could get a job with a proper newspaper, instead of a the disgusting, muck raking filthy little rag that you write for now.

End of rant.