Thoughts on politics and life from a liberal perspective

Monday, 30 March 2009

Jacqui Smith is now a liability

Following the weekend revelations about Jacqui Smith's husband and their claim against taxpayers money for him watching two adult films I think her career as a senior politician is finished. It is not so much what has happened in this particular case - it is a relatively minor oversight. The problem is that it comes after a number of other allegations against her regarding her expenses as I have blogged about previously. She has now become the politician most closely associated with seemingly dodgy expense claims.

For the good of her office and her party she should now resign.

3 comments:

skipper said...

Mark
I caqn only agree with you on Smith. I know she's the first woman to do the job but she's not impressed and ytou need a heavyweight to do that job. I say, bring back Charles Clark....

Mark Reckons said...

I have heard Purnell being mooted as a possible replacement. Could be interesting but would Gordon put such an obvious (and Blairite) successor in an important office of state? Mind you having said that he did it with D Milliband.

As for Charles Clarke - I can't see that happening after everything he has said about Brown.

Anonymous said...

Carry On Up Your Jacqsee (Tune Jonny I Hardly Knew Ya)

Chorus
Fiddles and films from boys in blue harroo haroo
Fiddles and films from boys in blue harroo haroo
Fiddles and films from boys in blue
Porno paid for by me and you
If Jacky would see more of her Dick-hee
Maybe Dick-hee he’d not be so lonely

Home Secretary’s Grace and Favour free home is in posh Belgravia
But she claims a bedsit at her sister’s home trousering more gravy-a
Pays her husband forty kay says the press
But for how much longer ‘tis anyone’s guess
I do believe the Home Secretary’s
Expenses are more than largesse

Chorus

They’ve got so many homes you see, poor Dicky Tim-a-ney
Doesn’t know from one day to the other, where his Jacqui will be
He settles down with our cable TV
Knowing that there’s two chances in three
That instead of sharing a bed with Jacqui
He’ll be watching porn on his Jacksy

Chorus

Home Secretaries are never more pleased when banning a bit of fun
Jacqui wants to outlawing pole dancing
Her Dick favours tits and some bum
When over her muesli Jacqui took in the news
The air was as blue as the films he had viewed
She stood there aghast, gave him such a tongue lash
His Sunday shags are a thing of the past

Fiddles and films from boys in blue harroo haroo
Fiddles and films from boys in blue harroo haroo
Fiddles and films from boys in blue
Porno paid for by me and you
If Jacky would see more of her Dick-hee
Maybe Dick-hee he’d not be so lonely