Thursday, 14 May 2009
Two down, but more have to go
So big cuddly Elliot Morley forgot that he paid off his mortgage but accidentally continued to claim the mortgage interest payments. Graciously, he has apologized for this misunderstanding.
Gordon Brown wasn't in a forgiving mood. He decided that Mr. Morley is no longer worthy of membership to the parliamentary Labour Party.
New Labour is now on a very slippery slope. If it was right to suspend Mr. Morley, then why shouldn't Hazel Blears go. After all, she seems to have played a very loose game with her capital gains on her first (or was it her second) home. If Blears goes, then why not Hoon? And so it goes on.
The problem is no easier for Mr. Cameron. Andrew MacKay has already taken the long walk. There are plenty of other expense-fiddling Tories that should also lose the party whip.
So far, it is Labour 1, Conservatives 1. What will be the final score? My money is on Labour, it looks like they have more offenders in their ranks than the Tories.