Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Tessa: Should She Stay or Should Go?

Take part in the new poll on Tessa Jowell. Should she stay or should she go? Vote in the box in the left hand column.

12 comments:

Bulldog said...

In any other British government at any other time she would already be gone.

Chris Palmer said...

Had a Conservative Minister during the 1990's done exactly the same as Tessa Jowell has now, we would never have heard the end of it.

Hughes Views said...

Your left hand column has gone (again). PooterGeek (who understands the technology) has been having similar problems and blames it on a product of Bill Gates's little outfit. http://www.pootergeek.com/?p=2080

Iain Dale said...

Hughesy, fear not, the Blog is curently being completely redesigned. Hope to luanch the new brand new Iain Dale's Diary in the next couple of days. Hope you'll all like it!

carol42 said...

Just watched Sky, she is not out of the woods yet! seems like her husband owned the company that owned the shares.

Bob Piper said...

Bulldog, I think you will find the charming Neil Hamilton survived scandals a lot, lot longer than this, and was only forced to resign after an embarassing law case. Which I am sure you will agree, the fragrant Ms Jowell has not been subjected too. Nor has she taken 'cash for questions'. This entertaining little site allows Tories to get their own back on Neil by punching his lights out: http://www.urban75.com/Punch/hamilton.html

Works better with the speakers on.

Bulldog said...

bob piper,

As you know, Neil Hamilton survived as an MP until the 97 election, but he resigned as a minister following in October 94, as soon as the story broke.

Face it Bob, this Labour government is the most corrupt, sleazy, duplicitous government in British political history.

What was the Labour party founded for Bob? To get a better deal for the working bloke, right?

Was it supposed to be about offshore companies, Swiss bank accounts, dodgy loans & share deals, freeby holidays, bankhanders from foreign leaders, sending your own kids to private or selective schools while preaching conformity in education for everyone else....etc etc?

Look at the record of this bunch Bob, are you proud of them?

Wake up & smell the greed Bob.

Kier Hardy must be spinning in his grave.

Bob Piper said...

bulldog, that makes Hamilton sound a bit more glorious than he was. Tim Smith, his fellow accused in the cash for questions case resigned immediately. Hamilton denied it by lying and attempted to stay on. It was only when John Major was presented with a dossier and told Hamilton he could either go quietly or he would get the sack, that he tried to save face by resigning. He still maintained his innocence, in the face of blindingly obvious evidence to the contrary, for another three years until the public gave their view of his sleazy behaviour. If you have evidence that Ms. Jowell has broken either the law or parliamentary protocols (and let me stress, I'm not saying she hasn't you should bring it forward. The one or two examples you give, hardly amounts to the hystyerical description you attribute to it, and it sounds more like you trying to make the evidence fit your case, as opposed to making a case out of evidence. Incidentally, I don't have multiple houses or mortgages or off-shore anythings. Nor have 99.9999% of other labour members, so your case is a bit skewed.

Bulldog said...

Bob,

Mandlesons home loan, Blunketts bit on the side, Mandlesons Indian pals passport application, Blunketts DNA co' shares, Tony and Cherie's freebie holidays, Dianne Abbotts son at a top public school, Bernie Ecclestone mysterious million, Comrade Tonys selective education for his kids, Cheries various money making wheezes, The Britol flats, how on Earth is Tone paying the £3.5million 10x income morgage on that house?, Blunkett still living in Belgravia in high style down to the taxpayer months after being sacked, Prescotts council tax, top of the range new Jags for all ministers...

It just goes on and on doesn't it?

How does it make you feel about the Labour Party Bob? You seem like a decent bloke, a man of the people, a stand up kinda guy. So how do you relate to all this boot-filling & nest feathering by the Labour top brass?

All animals are equal aren't they?

Bulldog said...

Oh and by the way, on Newsnight tonight...

"Labour's cash connections are under the spotlight again today. One of the party's donors has complained about his nomination for a peerage being held up by a scrutiny committee.

Is this another tale of Labour sleaze or of an over eager watchdog smearing the reputations of upstanding citizens. Our Political Correspondent, David Grossman, is digging."

Bob Piper said...

Bulldog, how many prosecutions and prison sentences there? Not an Archer or Aitken amongst them.

Bulldog said...

Not yet Bob, not yet.