The General Election may be over but the expenses scandal continues to run elsewhere. I've just read that David Cameron will plead with European heads of state in Brussels to freeze the EU's budget over the next financial framework, given that that the UK's deficit is 11.4% of GDP and Cameron's policy, to knuckle down and work hard to reduce this shortfall, before lavishly spending elsewhere, is commendable.
However, setting a fine public example to the rest of us, Guido Fawkes reveals that ten 'deficit-denying' Labour MEPs have voted against a freeze in the EU’s budget. What is it, he asks, that could possibly make them want to defend the status quo? Well in the last year alone as you may guess, these fine examples of socialist principle have claimed £786,478.66 between them from the taxpayer. Even more infuriating is the fact that over a hundred grand of that went to the MEPs wives and families, conjuring in my mind a happy family picture of the very successful and really quite wealthy, Kinnock political dynasty once again.
Meanwhile, over at Big News Margate, the 2011 local election race appears to have started early in Dane Valley. In the absence of Eastcliff Richard, Tony Flaig is once again speaking his mind, with his political sights now firmly focused on fellow blogger, Mark Nottingham, (who happens to be the political agent for Labour MEP, Mary Honeyball) now reportedly deselected by Labour from his Northwood seat, with the local Party keeping curiously quiet about the grounds for such a remarkable decision.