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Baker again

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On 7 Nov 2014 at 7:23pm belladonna wrote:
I know its the Lib Dem-loving Guardian, but the knives are out for Norman....

Check it out here »
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On 8 Nov 2014 at 10:26am Local wrote:
It's not often that I agree with a Grauniad article, but it's hard to disagree with anything there. He really is a ridiculous man.
 
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On 10 Nov 2014 at 1:39pm Town Flyer wrote:
Baker has said that resigning from the Home Office will give him more time to concentrate on his music.
We still pay him a fat full-time salary to be a full-time MP though. Has he forgotten that?
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On 10 Nov 2014 at 5:10pm Merlin Milner wrote:
What a horrid petty conflated article. The Guardian praised his work on the drugs policy and now rubbish it by proxy in this article. TF, all of us who work are allowed to have a hobby. Why begrudge him a hobby, obviously not done on 'company' time.
 
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On 12 Nov 2014 at 1:01pm Town Flyer wrote:
Certainly Merlin, everyone who works can have a hobby. But Norman has said he is given up his time in the home office position (which is company time and which we pay for) to concentrate on music. Ergo, that will be in the same company time (which we pay for).
Perhaps he was mistaken and got his words jumbled up.
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On 12 Nov 2014 at 4:44pm PLUMPTON LAD wrote:
Agree with Merlin - the article is a load of old nonsense; and not Deborah Orr's normal informed style.
Interesting range of comments from readers including many supporting Norman, with this one as a good example:
"A cheap unworthy article.It is barely worth commenting on other than to say how shoddy it is.
Am shocked that D.Orr has stooped to this level.
I am not a particular lib dem supporter, (occasional tactical ) but the drug policy DOES concern many people,. And current punitive drug policy is of very questionable merit."
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On 13 Nov 2014 at 3:24pm Merlin Milner wrote:
TF, I think that you find that he has had very little free time. Ergo he would like to have a hobby outside working hours.
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On 13 Nov 2014 at 3:58pm Black Rod wrote:
I assume that government ministers are expected to put in much longer hours than backbench MPs, for a higher salary, in the same way that senior company staff are expected to put in longer hours than junior staff. So Mr Baker can still do a full time job as an MP and have more time in the evenings and at weekends that he would previously have used for ministerial matters.


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