Thursday, 31 December 2009

Unfinished Business

The most irritating legacy of the MP's troughing scandal is the presence of that preening little git Bercow as Speaker. The ousting of Gorbals Mick was a prerequisite for the public's demand for a complete re-drafting of the rules and the expulsion of all wrongdoers.
However, to replace the Glaswegian numpty with Bercow was a practical joke of childishness and petulance by the Labour Party, one of rare cynicism. They did it for no other reason than to scorch the earth they will be retreating from at the next election. What better way, they thought, to rub the next majority party up the wrong way, than to bequeath them a left-leaning Speaker roundly despised by his own party, not simply because of his 'political journey' from hard right to soft left, but because of the way in which he had travelled this journey, with his own ambition put before principle, party and constituents. Furthermore, he troughed and flipped with the worst of his colleagues. In short, they consider him dishonest, even by modern Parliamentary standards. By no possible measure could he be considered the best choice as Speaker. Imagine what Bercow, in his old hard rightwingery, used to say about people like Jesse Jackson, the Jew-hating, cheating, dodgy 'Reverend'. And guess who he now welcomes to Speaker's House for the photo-op and the chance to chow down on taxpayer-funded southern fried chicken 'n collard greens? Why, none other than the Don Juan of South Caroline hisself.
So it is to be welcomed that Tory backbenchers seem set to ignore Cameron's suggestion that they let the matter rest. I very much hope that Nigel Farage unseats the oily one at the general election, because UKIP deserve a seat in the house and Farage did alright as leader, but otherwise Bercow must be voted down. Frank Field is honest, modest and frugal. He may be a dry old stick, and lack the self-promotion energies of Bercow, but he is wise enough to ensure that an advisor within the Speaker's office will come up with the imaginative ideas of Youth Parliaments, Portcullis condoms and branded sportswear and the other guff that our current Speaker considers to be his main claims to fame. Okay, I made two of those up. But you get my drift. I hope this idea gathers speed.
Happy New Year to all idle readers. May your days be merry and bright, and may none of your twenty tens be shite.


Anonymous said...

And a Happy Hogmanay to all the Idle Clan as well!

Blue Eyes said...

Agree with all of the above!

Happy New Year!

Savonarola said...

Happy New Year.

Regret that it would be disingenuous to add "and Prosperous" to the greeting.

I fear that the new decade ahead will be similarly dismal for investors and savers.

El-Kevo said...

Happy New Year to you too.

I think I may have shagged Bercow's wife some while ago, actually.

El-Kevo said...

...I can't remember. There were so many leggy blondes with big gobs in the City at that time.

Philipa said...

"he troughed and flipped with the worst of his colleagues. In short, they consider him dishonest, even by modern Parliamentary standards"

That's low, it has to be said.

New year: Ditto - a very happy new year to you and yours xx

Nick Drew said...

... "His Tory friends are terribly few"
- says Malice

Happy New Year to you too, Idle - & maybe a compo or two ?

idle said...

Good idea, Nick. A compo for the first post of 2010. I am thinking along the lines of:

In the First month of twenty ten the newsman said to me...... etc

In other words, a month by month predictive poem. You could add a couplet at the end in summary and make it a sonnet.

To be confirmed in a day or two, when the smoke has cleared and even the foie gras and Fonseca 1983 has been digested.

Thud said...

Ah ebony and ivory it never fails to remind me of how we all need to get along together or maybe not. Mr Field was untill recently my local M.P. and a nicer chap you would be pressed to find, as opposed to my previous M.P. a cousin of mine...a family joke and a drunkard.

Scrobs... said...

I happen to think that Farage would make a better MP anyway. At least he works with some passion for others as well as himself.

Bercow only does the latter.

Happy New Year to you Iders, I trust the time of day finds you ready to bite the bullet and go to bed at last...

Vinogirl said...

Happy New Year from Napa :)

Trubes said...

What a thoroughly odious little cretin Bercow is...
It'll be interesting to see what will happen if his trollopy wife gets a NuLab 'safe seat'.
I bet there will be more skeletons to come out of her cupboard,
She's a Conservative's dream!

Happy New Year Idle and here's to prosperity in 'The City'!


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