Monday, 22 March 2010

Cash for influence - taxi for Byers

Just back in Westminster on a Monday morning shuttle flight from Scotland. Plenty Labour MPs at the airport, ostentatiously waving their BMI boarding cards to prove they weren't blockade running.

I don't do the journey Scotland-London journey with the regularity of MPs but even I find it a pain to have to split time between two places, counting the minutes of my life wasted at airports.

It must have been a be particularly disheartening trip for Labour MPs this morning, having spent the weekend banging doors to get the vote out only to find themselves stuffed and undermined by Stephen Byers, Geoff Hoon and Patricia Hewitt.

The three former Ministers have been exposed in a cash-for-access sting that has Westminster up to high doh. As I came in the screens were flashing that Harriet Harman, as leader of the House, is making a statement at 3.30pm.

I see Byers has referred himself to John Lyon, the parliamentary standards commission, as if that does anyone any good or persuades anyone that greed and stupidity were not the driving forces of this tawdry scandal.

No comments:

Post a Comment