Thursday, 2 December 2010
YOU COULD HEAR A PIN DROP AS CASH FOR HONOURS QUESTION WAS ASKED!
CASH FOR HONOURS – YOU COULD HAVE HEARD A PIN DROP
SNP MP Angus MacNeil, questioned the Deputy Prime
Minister on the connection between honours and donations to political
The question by Mr MacNeil, who sparked the cash for honours
investigation, was greeted by an awkward silence in the Commons. His
question followed the announcement of 54 further appointments to the
Commenting outside the chamber Mr MacNeil said:
“There should be no connection between donations and honours, but the
awkward silence of MPs across the London parties said it all - you
could have heard a pin drop in the chamber. Needless to say Nick Clegg
fudged the answer.
“Members from all other political parties seemed to squirm and look at
their feet or their finger nails as the Lords is still tainted by the
connection between political donations and peerages.
“The new government may talk the talk on House of Lords reform but we
still have far too many big donors being elevated to the upper House.”
No one from the SNP sits in the Lords as they are men of principle, who don't get elevated to the peerage by favour or by buying a seat, with a considerable cash donation to a party. The whole system stinks and it was time it was pulled down and started again.
All smoke and mirrors. There is still a stench from Westminster. But, did we really believe they would clean it up? If you did, I'm sorry but you are naive in the extreme!