For your amusement or denture-gnashing...whatever turns you on...a few excerpts from an e-mail from my cousin, (he who voted for the 'least worst' party) & who, for his sins, still lives among you:
Those whom the Gods wish to destroy they first make Green. Funnily enough, my wife and I went to the wedding of Greg Barker He married the daughter of a great friend of ours. He was not a MP then and he was engaged in rather mysterious financial dealings in Russia, cornering the market in certain energy sources before the natives had quite cottoned on to the glories of their new capitalism. He married a lovely girl and everything seemed to be going fine, with a brood of children, until he ran off with his male interior decorator. By then he was a Conservative MP and, of course, he was returned again in the recent election.
The current target of my fury is the House of Lords. Their Lordships are now to be paid £300 per day just to turn up, so most of them witll turn up, perhaps for an agreeable lunch, and then push off again. No doubt if you live a long way away in the country we taxpayers will pay your travel expenses for carrying out this laborious function. Furthermore, does any other country in the western world choose its upper chamber by appointing its members ? Can you imagine Congress or the President appointing the members of the American Senate ? And why should the children of these appointees be entitled to be addressed as " The Honourable "? And why should failed ministers and MP's and Speakers of the House of Commons be elevated to our Upper House, become known as Lord Muck and be able to enjoy the finest club in London, taxpayer financed ?
I think, in fact, those whom the Gods wish to make mad, they first make into angry old men.