April 20th, 2012

George Galloway backs Guido’s campaign to end subsidised bars for MPs….

“I think these bars should be closed. No-one else can drink at their work. No-one else is allowed to drink alcohol while they’re working. Why are we? Moreover, at subsidised prices – as was. I don’t know what they are now, but when I was in here before they were ‘Life on Mars’ prices – 1970s prices. What are our values? I don’t drink for example. Downstairs tonight, in the parliament itself, there will be legislators blind drunk.”


  1. 1
    Lols says:

    I agree with Galloway on this.

  2. 2
    Anonymous says:

    nah, it’s tradition.

    Who wants our law makers to be sober?! Imagine the damage they could do – Galloway a prime example of the evils of sobriety

  3. 3
    the scrotie says:

    Health & Safety at Work, minimum pricing on Alcohol – oh that’s just for the rabble outside…

  4. 4
    agabad Adahel says:

    Ok, he may be a very, very strange man. But he has a point. He often does. His “Mother of all Smokescreens” speech to the US Senate was a real classic

  5. 5
    Noggin says:

    How about mandatory alcohol testing for MPs when voting, with the result a matter of public record :-)

  6. 6
    Andy Gray says:

    God knows that George is a good Moslem.

  7. 7
    Rupert my Hero says:

    So it’s Sharia Law then George but I thought being Stoned was OK

  8. 8
    Disgruntled Sheffielder says:

    If George isn’t permanently pissed, what’s his excuse?

  9. 9
    In the interest of balance says:

    Just who is an MP’s line manager?

  10. 10
    John Berkow says:

    Don’t look at me…

  11. 11
    Carl Marks says:

    Could there be anything more insulting to ordinary people, anything that would better confirm how totally out of touch our MPs are, than resignations over Lord’s Reform??

    As we, the voters, plead with MPs to save our NHS, protect sick and disabled people from the cruel attacks of the Welfare Reform Bill, beg Government not to increase tuition fees, privatise our schools or scrap legal aid, yet again, we see the only issue to stir their self-serving, venal, decadent egos is something that might affect them.

    The public couldn’t care less about Lord’s reform. They absolutely could not give a fig.

    MPs are, they say, concerned that an elected second chamber might start to “impose it’s will on the commons.” This translates into “Might stop us from doing exactly what we like, when we like.”

    According to the Telegraph

    “A third MP warned of widespread rebellions in the Commons if the plans went ahead. He said: “If the Government presses ahead with this you will see rebellions off the scale with what we have seen so far.”

    So the loss of ermine, the potential loss of a comfy place to rest one’s slippers at the end of an arduous career in Westminster is the only issue that will drag them towards actually doing the job they were elected to do?

    Never mind the disabled children losing half of the support they rely on, or cancer patients being sent to the jobcentre. Never mind poor children going hungry in our schools or homelessness rising dramatically. Forget a lack of affordable housing, rising crime or the sinister rise in suicides since austerity won the day. No thought for riots or gangs or forced prostitution? No flicker of concern over removing justice from some of our most vulnerable?

    Nope. Not a LibDem or Conservative rebel in sight then, when we so desperately needed them, so desperately tried to engage with them.

    It really is time our politicians took a good long look at themselves through our eyes. Their selfishness gets more breathtaking by the day.

  12. 12
    Brain dead Barbie says:

    I think Georgie is sexy, moody, and magnificent, I also think he’s right about the tw*t he*ds boozing on the job. No wonder the HoC is in a bleedin mess.

  13. 13
    Brain dead Barbie says:

    I agree with you to a certain extent Carl, but I honestly must point out that Leiber screwed this country for thirteen years. They looked after themselves, and no-one has yet dared to mention Mctw^t’s ‘fighting fund’ he syphoned off from public money. How much did he purloin and where is it?

  14. 14
    Le Crakken says:

    I woulod not go so far as to shut the bars, merely require that they are all open to the public and that there should be no subsidy at all.

  15. 15
    Peejay says:

    If Galloway is backing it, surely its time to wind the campaign up?

  16. 16
    Abdul Tenvotestan says:

    George he good man, he get me 10 postal votes for my family of five. I love this country. Now iam off to cash my benefits you white people pay for. Thanking you very much

  17. 17
    Anthony Spencer says:

    Galloway is a liar,a traitor and a hypocrite.He is unelectable outside of any muslim area. The man makes me sick.

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