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    PMQs: Cameron asks Brown about the importance given to equipping our troops in Afganistan, why is only 1 or our 8 Chinook helicopters bought years ago in use etc
    Brown says this should not be party-political and we are doing our best . . . politicians are good at saying the right thing when the need is obvious and the public are enraged, but again no-one made the right decisions and did the right work when it was needed - before our troops went into the line of fire.

    Now they are off on holiday until October 12.
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    (Original post by NJA)
    PMQs: Cameron asks Brown about the importance given to equipping our troops in Afganistan, why is only 1 or our 8 Chinook helicopters bought years ago in use etc
    Brown says this should not be party-political and we are doing our best . . . politicians are good at saying the right thing when the need is obvious and the public are enraged, but again no-one made the right decisions and did the right work when it was needed - before our troops went into the line of fire.

    Now they are off on holiday until October 12.
    They are politicians, that is their job...

    Sorry, are you not on holiday right now?
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    They aren't on holiday. They are working in the constituencies. MPs do a lot more than sit in parliament, they are responsible for their constituency.

    A lot of this stuff about helicopters is beside the point. Leading military figures say that it wouldn't have saved the lives of those soldiers. You do need people on the ground; you can't have the entire army in helicopters.
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    (Original post by jacketpotato)
    They aren't on holiday. They are working in the constituencies. MPs do a lot more than sit in parliament, they are responsible for their constituency.
    So in the summer months suddenly their constituency work increases five fold?
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    (Original post by Quady)
    So in the summer months suddenly their constituency work increases five fold?
    They do catch up on work that has been building all year. It also allows them to take on jobs that they wouldnt otherwise have time for.
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    (Original post by DayneD89)
    They do catch up on work that has been building all year. It also allows them to take on jobs that they wouldnt otherwise have time for.
    cool cool, glad GB will be doing that and not going on holiday to great yarmouth again!
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    (Original post by Quady)
    cool cool, glad GB will be doing that and not going on holiday to great yarmouth again!
    To be fair he does a hard, stressfull job and is entitled to a break and a holiday like anyone else.
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    (Original post by DayneD89)
    To be fair he does a hard, stressfull job and is entitled to a break and a holiday like anyone else.
    I know...

    Teachers get long holidays and so do MPs does it matter?
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    (Original post by Quady)
    I know...

    Teachers get long holidays and so do MPs does it matter?
    Well quite. Though as GB is PM he is obviously allways on call.
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    (Original post by NJA)
    Now they are off on holiday until October 12.
    Splendid!

    Now the civil service can get back to running the country properly.

    Notice how you seldom read about disasters and controversial stuff over the summer? Notice why August is known as "silly season" in the press? It's because the politicians are not making any news as they are all on holiday, leaving Sir Humphrey and his mates (including the likes of me - we call him "Humpo" in our place) to run the country. :yep:
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    (Original post by DayneD89)
    Well quite. Though as GB is PM he is obviously allways on call.
    That's assuming GoD chooses to call him.
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    (Original post by Prince Rhyus)
    That's assuming GoD chooses to call him.
    GoD = Sir Gus O'Donnell - Civil-service-speak is a separate language that needs translating.
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    (Original post by Prince Rhyus)
    That's assuming GoD chooses to call him.
    Yer, but anything big he would most likely hear anyway.
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    Recieved this on facebook few minutes ago. I don't know the source or whether its true, just interesting.
    This is unbelievable, but can you imagine working for a company that has a little more than 600 employees and has the following employee statistics..



    29 have been accused of spouse abuse



    7 have been arrested for fraud



    9 have been accused of writing bad cheque's



    17 have directly or indirectly bankrupted at least 2 businesses



    3 have done time for assault



    71 cannot get a credit card due to bad credit



    14 have been arrested on drug-related charges



    8 have been arrested for shoplifting



    21 are currently defendants in lawsuits



    84 have been arrested for drink driving in the last year and collectively, this year alone, they have cost the British tax payer £92,993,748 in expenses!!!

    Which organization is this?

    It's the 635 members of the House of Commons, the same group that cranks out hundreds of new laws each year designed to keep the rest of us inline.

    What a bunch of *******s we have running our country - it says it all... And just to top all that they probably have the best 'corporate' pension scheme in the country!!



    If you agree that this is an appalling state of affairs, please pass it on to everyone you know!
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    (Original post by King Pieb)
    Recieved this on facebook few minutes ago. I don't know the source or whether its true, just interesting.
    This is unbelievable, but can you imagine working for a company that has a little more than 600 employees and has the following employee statistics..



    29 have been accused of spouse abuse

    [...]

    84 have been arrested for drink driving in the last year and collectively, this year alone, they have cost the British tax payer £92,993,748 in expenses!!!

    Which organization is this?

    It's the 635 members of the House of Commons, the same group that cranks out hundreds of new laws each year designed to keep the rest of us inline.

    What a bunch of *******s we have running our country - it says it all... And just to top all that they probably have the best 'corporate' pension scheme in the country!!



    If you agree that this is an appalling state of affairs, please pass it on to everyone you know!
    Sounds like a typical ending to a chain letter to me.

    And this "bunch of *******s" are the people we elect to go into the House of Commons. If people choose to vote for a lying, wife-beating, drugged-up MP, then that's their lookout.
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    (Original post by cactussed)
    Sounds like a typical ending to a chain letter to me.

    And this "bunch of *******s" are the people we elect to go into the House of Commons. If people choose to vote for a lying, wife-beating, drugged-up MP, then that's their lookout.
    lol true, I thought twice about posting that bit, but then thought might as well.

    Thing is, this type of stuff only comes out after they have been elected, its not exactly written all over the manifestos (manifestoes?)
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    Again, given the source, interesting comments and article that tears into careerist Labour MPs and former ministers - http://www.labourlist.org/why-be-car...win,2009-07-08
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    (Original post by DayneD89)
    . . .It also allows them to take on jobs that they wouldnt otherwise have time for.
    Holiday jobs!

    Where?

    What?
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    MPs don't have the interests of the people they represent?

    I'm shocked.
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    OP - Your title sounds like something out of a tabloid newspaper. Not a criticism. Just an observation!
 
 
 
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