All entries for Sunday 17 May 2009
May 17, 2009
Writing about web page http://www.publicwhip.org.uk
Intrigued by a comment by Nick Robinson that it’s not fair to say they’re all as bad as each other, I’ve just ploughed through the interesting (but very very poorly laid out) publicwhip.org.uk
I looked up how the MPs voted on two issues – Freedom of Information and Inquiry into the Iraq War. The conclusion that amazed me is that only 95% of UK politicians are scum. There are actually a hard core who seem to have some sense of morality and commitment to truth. How about that? They weren’t all the same who voted against the dark side both times, but a big up to Jeremy Corbyn and Peter Soulsby from labour who were – and also all the Lib Dem politicians.
It still doesn’t give me a lot of confidence in them as a species, but it will prevent me from automatically condemning them all in future.