Thursday, 18 February 2010

DUP stooge going out gracelessly

The foremost Conservative critic of UCUNF (sorry Jeff) has been Sir Nicholas Winterton who is rather more enamoured with the DUP. The MP for Macclesfield is renowned as one of the Tories’ few remaining unreformed neanderthals who will leave politics after the next election with the toe of David Cameron’s shoe in his backside.

True to form he’s not going quietly. Winterton previously confounded popular opinion, and good sense, by insisting that MPs should not have to declare their interests at Westminster. Now he’s whinging about travel expenses because he doesn’t want to sit in a standard railway carriage (as opposed to first class) with a “totally different type of people”.

The interview with Stephen Nolan is half way down the page, on the right, and it is spectacularly bad!


Timothy Belmont said...

The man is a fool if he thinks only scivvies travel standard class. I travel standard class because I'm too mean to be the extra for 1st; and, unlike some others, I have to pay for it myself.

Anonymous said...

Sorry which party has he been a member of for decades? The Conservative Party. For which party has he been accepted as a candidate, ran for public office and elected as MP? The Conservative Party. For all his problems which party still allows him to hold their party whip? The Conservative Party.

O'Neill said...

I am very team-orientated – although an individual – very team-orientated. Occasionally on a Thursday night, later tonight probably, around 6.30 a group of us will meet in the tearoom to have a light snack and we will chat about the week, the week to follow, the current political stories and mull over expenses and allowances and everything that’s happening in that direction

A classic from another interview, hard old life he's had to lead.

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