Posts Tagged ‘westminster’


I see that Martin McGuiness is to relinquish his seat at Westminster.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-18396327

This is the man who refused to recognise the authority of a court in Eire, a quote from the ever reliable (?) Wikipedia

In 1973, he was convicted by the Republic of Ireland’s Special Criminal Court, after being caught with a car containing 250 lb (113 kg) of explosives and nearly 5,000 rounds of ammunition. He refused to recognise the court, and was sentenced to six months imprisonment. In court, he declared his membership of the Provisional Irish Republican Army without equivocation: ‘We have fought against the killing of our people… I am a member of Óglaigh na hÉireann and very, very proud of it’.

I wonder how it sits with Mr McGuiness to be fighting for a Free Ireland while refusing to accept the authority of the court in Eire. He also holds a seat at the mother of all Parliaments while at the same time abstaining from any involvement although presumably not too proud to accept the ‘Queen’s Shilling’ for his services.

Whatever my personal views of Mr McGuiness, at least there appears to be some sort of consistency in his views. Other MP’s seem to be sway in the breeze, changing their viewpoint like I change my socks.

I am glad that Mr McGuiness is giving up his Westminster seat. He should meddle in the Political institutions he has some belief in, but for my money there is no point in filling his seat with anyone else.  I increasingly form the view that Politics is just a different word for cronyism, corruption and self interest.

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I see that the sad saga of MP Eric Joyce has drawn to its sordid conclusion at the Westminster Magistrates Court.

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Mr Joyce who physically abused four people, obviously feels he is above the law. Mr Joyce told Police, ‘You can’t touch me, I am an MP.’ This clearly demonstrates the mind set of those who set themselves over population. They feel they are more important, better and in some sense far superior to the people who put them where they are.

Mr Joyce’s actions were disrespectful of the place he was in, offensive insulting and degrading to the people he assaulted, never mind the physical injury, and showed a complete contempt for the office of constable when it came to be time for his arrest. Did Mr Joyce feel contrition? No, he caused criminal damage at the Police station where he was detained. he confirmed the view held by many that MP’s would not know Truth if she stood on his toes by saying he had three or four glasses of wine to drink but was described as witnesses as ‘out of it’.

A former soldier (Army Education Corps so really a failed teacher then) Joyce was happy to mix it with several Tory’s. What a shame this MP was not met by those other sons of fun also known as MP’s

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The Corps of Royal Military Police, would he have been so forthright in his violence then one wonders.

The most amazing thing in this tale of loutish behaviour is that Joyce has already announced he will seek re-election in 2015! Not only should his candidacy not be accepted, he should be disenfranchised now. ha I been found guilty of a similar offence my local Police authority would doubtless not only sack me but strip me of my pension and I would become all but unemployable in the world outside the pigpen. Justice, I think not.

Sadly, this behaviour also reflects badly on the sons of this blighted land who have been sent by their masters to do the unnacceptable in a land for the ungrateful. The news comes hard on the heels of the news of the untimely death of real soldiers who gave their lives for their comrades, their regiment, perhaps their country. They stood to when Joyce was demeaning everything they stand for.

Mr Joyce, be a man. Resign and take a long hard look at yourself.