Saturday, 24 January 2009

Oh dear - Labour lords change laws for cash.

This is just a little embarrassing for Labour:
LABOUR peers are prepared to accept fees of up to £120,000 a year to amend laws in the House of Lords on behalf of business clients, a Sunday Times investigation has found.

Four peers – including two former ministers – offered to help undercover reporters posing as lobbyists obtain an amendment in return for cash.

Two of the peers were secretly recorded telling the reporters they had previously secured changes to bills going through parliament to help their clients.
Full story in The Sunday Times HERE.

8 comments:

Lord Elvis of Paisley said...

"This is just a little embarrassing for Labour"

Understatement of the year.

Daily Referendum said...

Lord Elvis,

Yeah, get ready for the shit storm over this one. Bang to rights - the thieving twats.

Katabasis said...

Ye gods - 4 out of 5.

Are we supposed to believe this is just another bunch of "bad apples"?

Looking forward to how the BBC tries covering this...

wonkotsane said...

And what will elected Lords do to stop this happening? Nothing at all. I bet you a pound these two Lords were Liebour stooges appointed to the Lords and not hereditary Lords. My main argument against elected Lords is that if they get to be in the Lords by accident of birth they aren't beholden to any party and aren't in it for the money or career. Electing them will make this kind of thing as common place as it is in the Commons.

Andrew Allison said...

It puts cash for questions into perspective. As much as that was wrong, a grand in a brown envelope is nothing in comparison to this. They should go on trail.

adrian said...

Some research


The New World Order for Dummies.
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=XRLPG_HplrA

What Jaq boots Smithy is really up to with her ID card scheme.
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=j7se4gFTCys

Of course we were warned about the Globalists.
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=8y06NSBBRtY


and not just once either.
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=_WSGwnz7XpY

Do you really believe Oswald could arrange this
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=XY02Qkuc_f8

or this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iW5kOB1pmg

or this
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=UjaguXX3GfE&feature=channel

or this
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=KfRDTADOcBo&feature=PlayList&p=A970EF034FA9BBB9&index=0

What is this non specific 'Change' he keeps talking about, has anybody bothered to ask him.
Who Knows, but it's obviously not this :-
http://thebestronpaulvideos.blogspot.com/2007/10/new-hope.html


Kick the fucking door in generals

Anonymous said...

Find myself not at allshocked at the alleged revelation in the Sunday Times that four New Labour peers have in essence allegedly agreed to accept bribes for tabling amendments to Laws to benefit Commercial interests of the people offering to pay them.

It's just another example of Government corruption.

And we are not talking minor amounts; one of them allegedly wanted £120,000 per year!

So politics on every level in this country is peopled by people with their snouts in the trough to rip this Country off for as much as they can.

Starting with the Councillors, whose allowances now are so substantial they amount to a salary along with their redundancy and retirement packages.

To MPS who seem capable of attracting Part time jobs with multinationals alongside their Parliamentary duties(although of course with no potential conflict of interest, No, No never!!!!).

Finally to the Lords who along with their 'allowance' of up to £300 per day are now, at least on the Labour benches, apparently selling off the law of this country to the Highest bidder!

But are we surprised?

No, not when we remember their role model, Tony Blair, Mr Teflon, who has prostituted himself around the world taking money where he can get it, trading on his reputation as British PM.

The Christian who definitely begins at home, his home!

This warmonger and war criminal has sold this country down the river and left in charge an incompetent buffoon who is even more rapidly destroying our economy than Bliar and Bush destroyed Iraq with their illegal war and both of whom supported the Israeli war crimes in Gaza.

So a few Lords trying to 'trouser' as much as they can should be no surprise.

But forgive me, isn't this in essence 'Treason' for which I believe they can still be hanged?

Chris Close said...

Find myself not at allshocked at the alleged revelation in the Sunday Times that four New Labour peers have in essence allegedly agreed to accept bribes for tabling amendments to Laws to benefit Commercial interests of the people offering to pay them.

It's just another example of Government corruption.

And we are not talking minor amounts; one of them allegedly wanted £120,000 per year!

So politics on every level in this country is peopled by people with their snouts in the trough to rip this Country off for as much as they can.

Starting with the Councillors, whose allowances now are so substantial they amount to a salary along with their redundancy and retirement packages.

To MPS who seem capable of attracting Part time jobs with multinationals alongside their Parliamentary duties(although of course with no potential conflict of interest, No, No never!!!!).

Finally to the Lords who along with their 'allowance' of up to £300 per day are now, at least on the Labour benches, apparently selling off the law of this country to the Highest bidder!

But are we surprised?

No, not when we remember their role model, Tony Blair, Mr Teflon, who has prostituted himself around the world taking money where he can get it, trading on his reputation as British PM.

The Christian who definitely begins at home, his home!

This warmonger and war criminal has sold this country down the river and left in charge an incompetent buffoon who is even more rapidly destroying our economy than Bliar and Bush destroyed Iraq with their illegal war and both of whom supported the Israeli war crimes in Gaza.

So a few Lords trying to 'trouser' as much as they can should be no surprise.

But forgive me, isn't this in essence 'Treason' for which I believe they can still be hanged?
Chris Close
http://www.a-i-darlo.com