April 8th, 2014

Shine Light on the Standards Committee

John Mann has used his urgent question to not unreasonably request that all recordings of Standards Committee meetings are made public. How did the Committee come to the decision to give Miller such soft censure? Which members of the troughers’ union fought her corner? Shining the light on the processes of the Standards Committee is the very least that can be done to improve transparency. Worth noting that Leader of the House Andrew Lansley warns there could be more pre-2010 expenses scandals still to come…

Zac Goldsmith, Jacob Rees-Mogg and Peter Bone are also using Miller to raise the issue of recall once again. Which begs the question what do Basingstoke residents think of the claim by Miller’s former constituency campaign manager Phil Heath: “whenever we had a meeting there was no family so that was definitely her second home.”


84 Comments

  1. 1
    Ellie-Mae (9) says:

    Although maybe Boris has the right idea about independent review….he could just be out to embarrass wavy Davy a bit.

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    • 17
      Ni Jerqah says:

      Miller should be stoned to death in public.

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      • 23
        Where's me pitchfork says:

        Then burned at the stake

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        • 33
          Toxic Labour for Spongers, Parasites, Criminals, Green Nazis, Peedos and other Wasters says:

          That’s a bit severe for fiddling expenses when it’s probably in the MP job description along with procuring bum sex.

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          • Traditionalist says:

            Hanging OK?

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          • Revd. Phoney (£rd Fucking Way) B£iar, Sanctimonious Git and £iar, wiv stupid grin says:

            Hi!!!
            I’ve dropped by to say that, even though I’m very welfy, money doesn’t mean too much for me as a socialist who invented Noo£ieBore.

            No, - the thing I really crave is Honours!

            A Sir would be a good start, buut Lord is better – as in £ord B£iar of Luxury would be nice.

            I’m working on it – as is Cherry bless her.

            My expenses? Water under the bridge dear boy!

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          • The Old Codger says:

            Well they do have to go to London for the HoC

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          • SIZE 14 CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

            If she’s so keen on buggery, then a more suitable punishment could be arranged.

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        • 81
          RightwinggitRedux says:

          “No hotlinking please”

          Again.

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    • 71
      That bloke from 10 Downing St says:

      Put your fingers in your ears and go “ting a ling a loo”

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    • 73
      dai conCERNed says:

      is this the location of DARK MATTER?

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  2. 2
    Dirk Diggler says:

    Clifford’s penis size has finally been resolved – five and a quarter inches in length flaccid according to agreed facts read to jury

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  3. 3
    PC Plod says:

    Anybody seen Maria Miller ?

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  4. 4
    The Public demand they says:

    Shine a light on the line of shite

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  5. 5
    Huge Rant says:

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  6. 6
  7. 7
    Me says:

    Why doesn’t Maria do the decent thing, pay back the £48,500 plus interest and bugger off FFS.

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    • 9
      Judge Dreadful says:

      Because she will also have to serve a considerable amount of time in prison following her conviction by a jury.

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      • 15
        Me says:

        Oh I agree. What PC Plod does is till open. She might get some decent mitigation though if she does the decent thing.

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      • 20
        Where's me pitchfork says:

        I might be in contempt of court , but it’s worth saying. Do fuck off Judge

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  8. 10
    Blue Peter Goldfish says:

    Their hearts are just not in it, they are all in it together, innit!.

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  9. 11
    C O (Ξ7o) says:

    Perhaps a good time to get the other pre 2010 expenses stuff out in the open.

    Does suggest that the committee was an instrument of cover up rather than accountability.

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  10. 12
    Breaking News says:

    A 73-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of sexual offences as part of a police operation prompted by the Jimmy Savile abuse scandal.

    In completely unrelated news, 73 year old Cliff Richard will be doing some gigs soon.

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  11. 13
    The Public says:

    Now is the time for all honest members of Parliament to threaten to resign and bring about a general election.

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  12. 14
    Georgi Markov says:

    Watch out for umbrellas Mr. Mann.

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  13. 16
    Where's me pitchfork says:

    ‘….Which begs the question what do Basingstoke residents think of the claim by Miller’s former constituency campaign manager Phil Heath: “whenever we had a meeting there was no family so that was definitely her second home.” ‘

    It means fuck all actually.

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      Nemesis says:

      Unfortunately she had a car bring her to Downing Street entrance and immediately pranced through the open door within a second without showing her cheating face. The bitch should go now instead of waiting for a way out.

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  15. 22
    Nemesis says:

    Just watched some twat of a Spad on the politics show. He thinks it will all blow over if she’s not sacked before the Easter recess. I just hope many of us will carry this on and on if the bitch is still in post after Easter – lest we forget what this cow has done. So many MPs really are the fucking lowest of the lowest when it comes to honesty and integrity.

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  16. 27
    Bill Quango MP says:

    I think its clear where the blame lies. It lies with YOU! The Public.
    For not paying your hardworking MPs enough.

    A salary of £400,000, fixed £200k of expenses with a £2million pension pot would ensure no need for second homes and no more scandals.

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    • 43
      Blue Peter Goldfish says:

      And no more tiresome paperwork, constituency time wasted claiming for a stamp, a paper clip, bag of chips, Dina-rod, wreath for Aunty Ethels funeral etc.

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    • 44
      Polish MP on his fact finding mission says:

      I have put in a quote to do the job cheaper than you.

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    • 76
      Village Idiot says:

      ….And in return,what does the country and its people get?

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  17. 28
    The Judge has made his mind up says:

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    • 34
      IMHO says:

      Of course it is. It may affect sentence but the first issue is whether he is guilty or not.

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      • 38
        Nemesis says:

        Regret surely is also a basis to convict if proven!

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        • 41
          IMHO says:

          He may accept some facts which he regrets and those facts may form part of the offence, while still denying other facts which form the rest of it.

          There are also different kinds of regret: regeret for whast he did, regret for the harm it might have done, or just regret for having been called to account.

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        • 42
          Mitch says:

          I’m not sure what the judge means, tbh. I think he means that if Evans just regrets what he did it isn’t necessarily criminal, which is true. But, it isn’t necessarily innocent, either.

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    • 65
      Quelqu'un peut être dans la merde says:

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  18. 37
    David Cameron says:

    Maria may be not particularly talented but her common purpose CV is impressive and she is also well versed in new speak.
    As well as that she is a woman(don’t see many of them round these parts) and….well that’s about it.
    So join me and cling to the anchor which is Maria as our political ship goes down.

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    • 63
      Dirtbox Dave - queen of the homos says:

      Anyone else at a bit of a loose end this afternoon?

      Up for cock and bum fun? Just a thought.

      Just let me know.

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    • 79
      broderick crawford says:

      your second paragraph s contention is open to question .

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  19. 38
    Corruption Watch says:

    The Accomplices:

    Kevin Barron (Chair)
    Labour

    Sir Paul Beresford MP
    Conservative

    Mr Robert Buckland MP
    Conservative

    Mr Christopher Chope MP
    Conservative

    Rt hon Tom Clarke MP
    Labour

    Mr Geoffrey Cox MP
    Conservative

    Sharon Darcy
    Lay Member

    Sir Nick Harvey MP
    Liberal Democrat

    Peter Jinman
    Lay Member

    Fiona O’Donnell MP
    Labour

    Walter Rader
    Lay Member

    Heather Wheeler MP
    Conservative

    Dr Alan Whitehead MP
    Labour

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  20. 46
    Gerald Howarth MP says:

    I blame the press entirely.
    The general public are just thick.
    Maria’s fiddling is completely reasonable.

    What’s the weather like on planet Earth?

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  21. 47
    nell says:

    Is she still there?!!

    I know they say there’s no honour amongst thieves but really she’s carrying it all a bit too far – she should have resigned days ago. Everyday she stays she’s damaging the tory party and their election chances more and more. davecameron has to show he has a backbone and get rid of her before she does anymore damage to his reputation.

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    • 58
      C O (Ξ7o) says:

      In fairness, Dave is not helping matters.

      But, could there be a bit of backdraft in Labour’s direction ?

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    • 67
      Questions need to be asked, and answered says:

      Why can’t we know who was supporting the woman in this committee, and what were their reasons for doing so? And how come that the £44000+ payback became a mere % of that amount?

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    • 72
      The Old Codger says:

      nell, do mean to say that Dave any more reputation to lose?

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    • 80
      broderick crawford says:

      Yes indeed . Undue show of trucculence before leaving the wicket after being clean bowled.

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  22. 48
    Can't be arsed says:

    I just called Crime-stoppers about Maria Miller+Cameron:

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  23. 50
    Garfield says:

    Maybe the Porky N Korean Psychopath has the answer what to do with Marie.

    “”You’re fired! Kim Jong-un has ‘enemy of the state’ executed by FLAMETHROWER”

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  24. 54
    Peter Bone MP says:

    I’ve been on the doorstep on stop for the last 4 days.
    God almighty Wellingborough and Kettering are such crap towns.

    BTW Mrs Bone thinks Dave is a twat.

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  25. 55
    ey up brother says:

    They’re waiting for the news to move over to to something more important, the sun is shining, the high tide tonight at King Alfred lock gates is 6.90m at 18:58, so Camoron will brazen out as he knows us trash have short attention span.

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  26. 64
    Your prospective LibLabCon candidate says:

    I promise that if you vote for me the first thing I will do in office is tackle the red tape and regulation of the expense’s form,Identify the dodges and then exploit them to the maximum….maybe do a bit of government stuff as well.

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  27. 69
    Barry Scott off cillit bang says:

    This is one turd that just will not flush.

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  28. 75

    Lol, I wondered where all the best gag writers had gone.

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  29. 77
    perdix says:

    Phil Heath her former “campaign manager” fell out with her and said he voted Labour at that election. He later joined ukip. His motives are very clear!

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  30. 84

    this is not a good thing according to me.

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