MPs mistaken tweets being covered up?

I always have a little chuckle at some of the tweets that MPs delete either because they have been a little trigger happy or just can’t spell. Rather than visit the very good Politiwoops website, it would be much easier to follow them on twitter.

deltedbymps

 

And yet if you try to follow it says the  @deletedbyMPs account has been suspended. Why oh why? They do provide some light entertainment every now again. Surely no one has complained?

Cross party solidarity with @falklands_utd

I wondered what I should do with my 15,000 tweet.

Twitter can be quite powerful these days. I only came across the twitter account @falklands_utd today and they are seemingly wanting to build support for the islanders.

For many reasons, including the fact that the Vulcan bombing raid to the Falklands took place just down the road I would have thought every MP from across the political spectrum would like to show a little solidarity with those on the Falkland Islands and maybe by following the @falklands_utd twitter account it will be just a small message to the like of Kirchner that we support their right to self determination.

Thousands of people showing their support, and all our legislators is a more powerful message than just signing the odd Early Day Motion in Parliament is it not? So come on people – why aren’t you persuading your MP to give them a follow and message of support?

And that, I think, is a good use of my 15,000th tweet don’t you think?

Iain Dale is back

Just a short blogpost to say that my old pal Iain Dale is back doing what he does best. No I’m not talking about publishing books. No I’m not talking about his rather good radio show. No I’m not talking about boring me to death with talk about West Ham (Ok he doesn’t do that much). I’m talking, of course, about his return to blogging, which has been long overdue. For those who haven’t picked up on his return check out his website here. Well worth an addition to your favourites.

Do it the old fashioned way

Perhaps it’s just me? Perhaps the glow of Christmas has already become jaded but I am getting a little fed up of certain sections (and I stress that) of the population bemoaning that they have to tighten their belts.

Firstly we hear about how bad it is going to be for people on benefits as for once it appears as though we have a Government that is prepared to put the strivers before the skivers. Well when I get up at 5:00am to go to work, and because I am lucky and have an employer that knows I do a good job it means I will get back home at 7:00pm.  And due to the recent rail fair increase, for the pleasure of doing that I will be paying £9,368 for a season ticket. But wait, so will my wife. But wait again, because I don’t want to fork out for my ticket all at once I will buy monthly tickets at a cost of £899 which means my family will be paying getting on for £20,000 (but certainly over £18,000) this year to get to work. Why do I do it. Well I have always been of the Judge Judy school of thought who suggests, “If you want to eat, you work”. So forgive me if I don’t have sympathy when the Government suggests it will cut the total amount of benefits one family can receive.

Then of course I hear the bleating of families where someone earns over £50,000 and will lose child benefit. I earn less than that. I don’t see why you having a child is any more of a public benefit that me getting to work – so if you can get a tac break/benefit (call it what you will) for having a child maybe I could get a chunk of change to help me pay the cost of getting to work.

I want a Government that is on the side of the grafters. The commuters getting up in the dark and getting home in the dark who are doing a days work for a days pay. Those who believe if  you want something you get it the old fashioned way. You earn it.

….and they call Tories nasty??

The Telegraph have an interesting (if unsurprising) story about shirts being sold at the TUC Conference which is essence are to celebrate the death of Lady Thatcher. It isn’t a surprise. Twitter is often full of those on the Left wishing ill on the former Conservative PM, and yet they call the Tories nasty?

Given its a Derbyshire grouping selling these things, and I am from Derbyshire I thought it worthwhile at least asking a couple of Labour MPs from Derbyshire to condemn the shirts.

Good sport, Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins responded to me, “@toryradio I certainly wont be buying 1. Thatcher’s legacy for North Derbyshire was a disgusting one, but no need to get in the gutter too.”

I put the final part in bold because of the picture below…..

 

…..Someone forgot to tell Ed!

 

Fiona Mactaggart is a Hypocrite

We all remember when Fiona Mactaggart essentially insulted Chloe Smith in the Chamber for having the temerity of being too you and a Minister. So much so that Fiona actually was publicly repentant for such a sin on this very blog.

Is it me, or is there now any irony to see Fiona Mactaggart criticise the Prime Minister for calling Dennis Skinner a dinosaur, and then trying to imply that the perceived rudeness is down to being schooled at Eton, thereby trying to make class the line of attack?

People don’t like politicians who adopt a ‘do as I say, not as I do attitude’, and Fiona Mactaggart has highlighted a prime example of this today.

Maybe her rudeness was also down to her schooling? Who am I to say?

This article first appeared on Dale & Co

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