The View from the Hill on Saturday 29th May
So this is new politics - the man in charge of making cuts, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, has been found out in his creative accounting. David Laws was claiming rent for a room in his partner's house and in exposing this story we also learn that Mr Laws is gay.....perhaps it's Liberal policy.
Anyway, keeping his sexuality a secret and being outed this way reminded me of a joke that Bea Arthur told....
if you want to hear it click here... http://www.ng21.co.uk/gg/savoy/ladle.mp3
And Lord Prescott?
There isn't enough hairspray in the world to get Lady Pauline ready for the elevation to the Lords.
And when did presenting Play School fast track you to the Lords - Dame Floella Benjamin enters the House of Peers accompanied by her long time partner, Big Ted. (Or was that a secret relationship I've just outed?)
Just look at the list of new peers, all ex ministers and retired MP's - yes this is the new politics, this is the change and you know what they say, the more things change the more they stay the same!
“Change is inevitable - except from a vending machine.”
Robert C. Gallagher