- Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:01 pm #597651
Until they mentioned Zac Goldsmith they can fuck off with this. Whatever point they might have is completely undone by the fact this is purely political point scoring to The Sun. Goldsmith is the perfect example of cronyism and the need to at least reform the Lords but not a fucking word about him by The Sun.
Had our Phil
IT is madness for Downing Street to make failed Chancellor Philip Hammond a peer.
We can barely think of a faster way to finally destroy the Lords’ reputation — aside, of course, from sending the odious ex-Speaker Bercow there.
Brexit derangement turned Hammond from grey bean-counter into Remoaner fruitcake, spouting bogus internet conspiracy theories about Boris Johnson.
Before that he wrecked our negotiating position by holding back No Deal funding, then tried to drive us towards a meaningless, supersoft Brexit.
In the end the Tories had to fire him.
We can just about understand why Boris, hoping to reunite his party, would make Ken Clarke a Lord. He was a good Chancellor — and never hid or wavered from his europhile fanaticism, much as we disliked it. Hammond is remembered only for his disloyalty and sacking.
Why are so many career failures rewarded with a peerage?
As for Bercow’s, proposed by the moron Corbyn, it must be dead in the water.
If the bullying allegations and his blatant anti-Brexit bias as Speaker hadn’t sealed his fate then his nasty, vindictive, score-settling little book surely has.
It has even moved House of Commons chiefs to condemn him for criticising their staff by name — and to invite bullying victims to come forward.
We can only hope it marks the shameful end Bercow richly deserves.