Much has been written and reported on the subject of MP's expenses and the possibility, if the leaked reports are correct, that their 'income' will be severely restricted by the Kelly report.
It is a sign of the times that MPs consider their income 'restriction' far more important than matters of state. No better example can be quoted than that of the comments of Conservative MP, Mark Pritchard, who is reported as saying "As I said to my wife, if an MP doesn't stand up for his wife, how can he be expected to stand up for the sovereignty of this country?" If only MPs had stood up for the sovereignty of this country! And does Mark Pritchard really need reminding that MPs are elected to stand up for their country, not their wives?
To MPs one has to pose the questions: Where was the 'outcry' about the proposed increase in the UK's contribution to the EU budget of £5million A DAY, especially when the country is supposed to be 'broke'? Where was the 'outcry' about the reported plans for taxes to be paid direct to the EU? Where was the 'outcry' that it is reported that 1 in 10 Britons now have a profile on a police database? How is it that I missed the sight of MPs clamouring to protect our country from unnecessary expense and loss of liberty?
Posting earlier about Gordon Brown's gaffe at today's PMQs, when he said "This morning, in Brussels, we got permission................", it is worth noting that this provoked not one atom of reaction in the House of Commons, least of all from David Cameron, neither does the media appear to have picked it up. Were Cameron the Eurosceptic he claims to be, surely he should have landed on Gordon Brown like the proverbial 'ton of bricks'? The reason he did not is due, one suspects, to the possibility that Cameron is no more a Euroseptic than is Michael Heseltine or Ken Clarke.
Perhaps MPs need to really prioritise their priorities?
Yet another thought............