U.K. politics: Brown team resignations continue…Jacqui Smith leaves Cabinet post..

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Gordon Brown shows no signs of backing away from his spending and tax hike spree even as public outrage grows and his cabinet is shuffled and the Parliament is buffeted by the expense scandal...TOTUS has increased his spending pushes  also since our Tea Parties, these political people seem to have no grasp of the divide between the opinions of the populace and their political classes…the next elections on both sides of the pond should be fun to watch….if our respective economies can tread water that long……you knew Jacqui Smith would go, I am shocked she is trying to hold her home seat, I mean expensing her hubbys pron? come on people..Michael Savage is no doubt laughing….

..She was also forced to pay back £10 she claimed for the two adult films watched by her husband, Richard Timney, who is employed as her assistant….

There is that ugly nepotism again, our Pols do it too, it sucks, so taxpayers pay for her hubby to work as her assistant AND paid for his pron!? OutRAGEOUs!!!

TimesOnline:

Jacqui Smith, the Home Secretary, is to stand down from the Cabinet to focus her efforts on saving her Commons seat …

…On a day when it appeared when the Prime Minister’s control of events was looking particularly shaky, it emerged that another minister was also heading for the exit. Tom Watson is standing down as Cabinet Office minister…

…in addition, three other Labour MPs – David Chaytor, Beverley Hughes and Patricia Hewitt – announced that they would be leaving the Commons at the next election, adding their names to an increasingly long list….

And a new Treasury Secretary on their Cabinet now…wait until he gets a load of Geithner, good luck getting your calls returned !

…Ms Smith’s decision to jump before she was pushed – she had been widely expected to be moved from her post – paves the way for an even broader Cabinet shake-up in a reshuffle now expected on Monday.

That reshuffle is also expected to see Alistair Darling moved from the Treasury in favour of Ed Balls, the Schools Secretary. Mr Darling, one of the Prime Minister’s oldest political allies, could be offered another senior Cabinet post, perhaps that of Foreign Secretary….

*Gordon Brown does James Brown courtesy of brianjamesmulligan

June 2, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Economy, Politics, Uncategorized. Comments off.

Parliamentary Porn: U.K. Home Secretary Jacqui Smith: Before banning Savage, she tried to claim her husband’s porn on her expenses…Gordon Brown Team in disarray

Wow. I don’t listen to Savage, but the UK has just gone off the rails and frankly they deserve a defamation suit for this IMO…

Gordon Brown is in total disarray over in the UK, here is yesterday:

Apparently the Home Secretary who banned Savage was already reeling from a label of incompetence in the unpopular and spend crazy Brown Team:

Mail Online:

..Miss Smith’s future has been hanging by a thread ever since it came to light that she tried to claim the costs of her husband’s pornography on her Parliamentary expenses.

A ministerial source told the Mail that colleagues think she is ‘overwhelmed’ by the pace of the Home Office and distracted by her personal problems.

‘She appears to be utterly defeated by everything and you can’t have someone like that at the Home Office,’ a source said.

Miss Smith is expected to be offered a downwards move but Mr Brown is content for her to leave the Government altogether.

In keeping with the porn theme, she will likely be replaced by Mr Balls:

…Chief among the likely beneficiaries of any changing of the guard is expected to be Mr Balls who could replace Miss Smith as Home Secretary…

And the ACLU made a supportive statement for Savage, good, but they should send a lawyer to help him too!

Jameel Jaffer, an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union, told the San Francisco Chronicle that the move showed countries were prepared to ‘use their borders as a weapon of censorship’.

‘While some of these people may express views that others find disagreeable, often the cure is worse than the disease,’ said Mr Jaffer. ‘It also deprives the citizens of that country of their ability to hear dissenting views.’

Methinks the UK will be paying Mr Savage:

..Mark Stephens, of the London law firm Finers Stephens Innocent, said: ‘The people on the list who have been banned are supposed to be advocating extreme violence and so to put him into that category is clearly defamatory.

‘His views, such as those on homosexuals, may be offensive but that is another thing entirely. The Home Secretary appears not to have appreciated the difference between tolerance and defamation.’…

May 6, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Economy, Politics, Popular Culture, Uncategorized. 4 comments.

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