04
Feb
11

Tory Tit of the Week #4

To be fair I have had some trouble choosing a TT for this week as the party has been in a pack-mentality (at least outwardly) recently to there ideological cuts to everything they can lay their hands on. Just as I thought there wasn’t a particular person at which to aim this weeks anger at, the ugly spectre of expenses raised its head again. It was largely regarded as a very very good thing when the management of parliamentary expenses was handed over to an independent watchdog. This week’s TT decided to go against this view when he launched an “attack” on the watchdog, the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA). Stating it was  “failing” to support MPs in their work, and said it had “unsatisfactory features” which are “at best distracting, and at worst impeding” . It seems to me clear that as an independent body, it was created and exists to prevent MPs’ continual corruption with regard to expenses, It is clearly not centred around supporting the work of MPs and is instead a method of holding them to account, with the number of rejected claims much less than in the first four month period a sign that it is getting over its teething problems.

So I give you this week’s Tory Tit, someone, who clearly misunderstands the idea of checks and balances on MPs’ power…

Sir George Young

HB

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