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MPs Snouts Firmly Back in the Trough

“It’s now a very good day to get out anything we want to bury. Councillors’ expenses?” These are the infamous words of Jo Moore in her email Stephen Byers following the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre on 11 September 2001. 720 more words

Fair Work Commission creates jobs in parliament by cutting politician's wages

The Fair Work Commission will cut the wages of all politicians to the national average to encourage millennials to seek jobs in parliament.

What they are calling the ‘entitled payment scheme’ the entitled generation will now be entitled to earn as much as our top politicians. 96 more words


This week is National Lottery Week. Jason was pleased to hear that since 1994 Colne Valley has received more than £16 million of Lottery grants. This funding has supported a large number of local projects, charities, sports clubs and community events. 83 more words


SONA Schmona and Other Things in February

Nearing the end of February, we have a lot to reflect on, chew on and (eventually) spit out.  Both the State of the Nation Address (SONA) by our President, Jacob Zuma, as well as the Budget Speech by Pravin Gordhan, our Minister of Finance, left a bitter taste in my mouth. 527 more words

Dazzling Doors (The Hungarian Parliament)

Recently I went on a visit to Hungary to spend time with family and catch up with old friends… and to introduce Young Friend of the Elephants (who caught the photography bug from me) to some of the more prestigious buildings of Budapest. 82 more words


#Quote of the Week

It wasn’t long before people discovered the final horrors of letting an urchin into Parliament.

– Bernadette Devlin (1947 – )