Thursday, 4 February 2010

Strip MPs of the title "Honourable" for one year.

The last year has not been a glorious period in our Parliament's history. MPs have disgraced themselves by abusing their position to line their own pockets. The fact that MPs still use the title "Honourable" in parliament to address each other makes me angry to say the least - very few warrant such a title.

I suggest that the title "Honourable" should be taken away from MPs for one year to signify the disgrace brought on by the expenses scandal. It will also provide an historical reference to this shameful period so that it is never forgotten, or repeated.

10 comments:

James Higham said...

How about stripping them of office?

Daily Referendum said...

If only James.

Alfie said...

...and replace with 'sleezy' -

As in 'The Right Sleezy Joe Spivboy, MP'...

Alfie said...

BTW Steve. Dale mentioned your post and your blog on the BBC news channel today...

Daily Referendum said...

Alfie,

Yeah I was watching the interview - happy blogger. I won't repeat what Guido said Honourable should be replaced with.

BilloTheWisp said...

What a good idea. How about letting them keep the honourable title, but only if they give up their expenses altogether for the year. The honourable ones can live off their wages. Like the rest of us.

Daily Referendum said...

Bill, chances of them doing that? Only idiots like us live off our wages.

Norfolk Blogger said...

It would make the point much mroe clearly if those who were found guilty lost the title and those who did no wrong were allowed to keep the title.

It would allow voters to decide and show that not every MP was on the make.

The "plague on all of you" argument does not hold water and does nothing but appease people who want blood, irrespective og guilt.

Daily Referendum said...

NB,

I understand where you are coming from, but the whole house is tainted. Do you know the story about Naval Officers wearing their swords un-hooked?

Alan Douglas said...

DR says "Only idiots like us live off our wages."

No, we live off 52 % of our wages, according to BoM blog, they spend 48 % of our money, which leaves us ermmm ....

Alan Douglas