Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Should he stay or should he go?

The expenses row now it's overblown second week (I mean really aren't we in the midst of the worst recession since 1945, or so the newspapers tell us?) is targeting Michael Martin the speaker of the house for his foolish handling of this continuing crisis the answer?


There is no doubt he has handled the affair with all the grace and common sense of a hedgehod crossing a motorway but is he the vilified demonic gatekeeper that some politicians and media outlets are portraying him as?

I fear as the crisis rolls on politicians from all sides are desperate; to have something; anything to draw a line in the sand.
Would a forced resignation force the media to move on to the next story? Probably, although lest us not forget that the Telegraph is enjoying it's best circulation figures in years.

The public are angry, however how much of this is being recycled by the media machine is for discussion, but what is clear is that the story needs to move on not just for the weary MPs; but for democacy in the UK as a whole.

The resignation of Michael Martin maybe the beginning of some sort of catharsis for all voters in the UK.

Monday, May 18, 2009

It's been a while...

Well it's been a long time since I last commented on anything, to busy being a councillor and travelling the world with my job. I feel I had to finally have my say on the expenses row especially as our local candidate Geraint Davies has now been drawn in...

The row has completely destroyed the public trust in politicians, but I do think the media is enjoying this a little too much especially the BNP angle..
More tomorrow..