Monday, 20 October 2008

He might have signed for Spurs, but Pavlyuchenko's a United (Russia) man

This is an odd story. It transpires that Tottenham striker Roman Pavlyuchenko has been elected, on a United Russia ticket, to Stavropol Krai Duma. This is double-jobbing on an epic scale. Perhaps he should have joined the DUP? Commuting from London to South Wset Russia, Pavlyuchenko's voting record might be comparable to the Dupes at Westminster!

6 comments:

fair_deal said...

With the exception of Paisley all the DUP MPs manage a better voting record than the 'full-time' UUP MP

Sammy Wilson
http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/mp.php?id=uk.org.publicwhip/member/1374&showall=yes#divisions

Willie McCrea
http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/mp.php?id=uk.org.publicwhip/member/1376&showall=yes#divisions

Gregory Campbell
http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/mp.php?id=uk.org.publicwhip/member/1693&showall=yes#divisions

Nigel Dodds
http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/mp.php?id=uk.org.publicwhip/member/1551&showall=yes#divisions

David Simpson
http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/mp.php?id=uk.org.publicwhip/member/1892&showall=yes#divisions

Peter Robinson
http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/mp.php?id=uk.org.publicwhip/member/1400&showall=yes#divisions

Jeffrey Donaldson
http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/mp.php?id=uk.org.publicwhip/member/1666&showall=yes#divisions

Iris Robinson
http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/mp.php?id=uk.org.publicwhip/member/1846&showall=yes#divisions

Sylvia Hermon
http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/mp.php?id=uk.org.publicwhip/member/1551&showall=yes#divisions

Chekov said...

FD - you will notice her record in the previous parliament. You know, before her husband was gravely ill? It's just a HELL OF A LOT better than any DUP MP.

fair_deal said...

Chekov

Her husband's health condition was not good prior to 2005. As I understand it he is receiving good and appropriate care for his condition.

Also Sylvia Hermon is not the only NI MP with family commitments that call upon their time. For example Nigel Dodds still has a young child and recently lost a close relative.

The voting record was simply the wrong stat to use for a jobbery attack.

Anonymous said...

Actually, just to clear that one up -

Pavlyuchenko won't even take his seat. United Russia (and other parties if they can) do it all the time - they stick 'stars' on their party candidate lists, and then when the votes come in the celebs resign their posts, and some professional politican lower down the list takes their seat. Andrei Arshaivb was also elected a short while back to the St Petersburg legislature on the United Russia ticket. Then he resigned.

Thanks for giving my book (Football Dynamo) a plug by the way.

Anonymous said...

That's Arshavin by the way! Not Arshaivb!

Chekov said...

"Pavlyuchenko won't even take his seat. United Russia (and other parties if they can) do it all the time - they stick 'stars' on their party candidate lists, and then when the votes come in the celebs resign their posts, and some professional politican lower down the list takes their seat. Andrei Arshaivb was also elected a short while back to the St Petersburg legislature on the United Russia ticket. Then he resigned."

Thanks anon (or Marc?). Yes I know about the list system and Arshavin. I must admit to slightly underexplaining in order to make the DUP crack.

"Thanks for giving my book (Football Dynamo) a plug by the way."

No problem. I enjoyed it a great deal.