Last year, this blog wrote an disgusting article comparing Culture Secretary Maria Miller to Dolores Umbridge, a fictional character in the Harry Potter series of books. It was, by any standard a cheap, tacky attempt to be mildly funny and if it caused offence in any way, we are truly sorry. Dolores Umbridge was of course an evil witch who served the Dark Lord while pretending to be a kindly cat loving teacher, or Professor at Hogwarts. Only when exposed for what she really was, did her true nature reveal itself. We understand that by comparing Maria Miller to Dolores Umbridge, it may have given the impression that we were comparing their personalities. Our intention was simply to compare their dress sense. (You have to be so careful these days, people can be a bit touchy).
That, Maria Miller was an example of how an apology should be presented, from the heart! We didn’t mean it of course, because it appears that you have been a bit naughty with the old “snout in trough” expenses stuff. Not that you have done anything illegal according to the BBC report, but it really does wiff a bit.
It never ceases to amaze me how these people, who are put there to serve us, really think they are above the law. Actually, it doesn’t amaze me at all, they are above the law. If paedophiles can escape justice in Parliament, what’s a few quid between friends.
Parliament’s Independent Standards Commissioner last week found that Mrs Miller had broken Commons rules and should repay £45,000 she claimed on a London house she later sold for a £1.2 million profit. So is she going to repay the money, is she ‘ell as like. (went a bit Corrie then). Her buddies all got together and decided that she only had to repay £5,800. She also appeared to do everything she could to hinder the investigation by not offering supporting documentation. Plus, yes there’s more, she apparently had pressure put on the Telegraph journalists who exposed her in the first place.
Why are we putting up with this? The people she is supposed to be representing are still suffering the effects of the crisis orchestrated by the bankers, while she happily uses the system to line her own pockets. Of course “call me Dave” is giving her his full support, they are all in on it together.
While you’re at it, check out Pie N Mash films below and watch Bill Maloney having a chat with young masters Clegg and Alexander. They didn’t see that one coming.