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House of Lords, not for me!!

On 29 May 2010 at 7:05am jrsussex wrote:
I would not follow in the footsteps of other former Labour figures who have left the Common's and joined the Lords - like Kinnock and Hattersley - reportedly saying "I don't want to be a member of the House of Lords. I will not accept it".
So said John Prescott not so long ago. Funny how times and principals change.
On 29 May 2010 at 7:22am Clifford wrote:
Very cruel to choose these particular people JR. I'd imagine even most Labour supporters are ashamed of them. I was amused to see the Observer describe Kinnock the other day as a 'revered elder statesman of the Labour party'.
On 29 May 2010 at 11:36am jrsu wrote:
Take your point Clifford. Of all the corruption and hypocrisy in politics over the previous 20 years or so the Kinnock's are, in my opinion, of the greatest disgrace to the UK. Utterly rejected by the electorate of this country he was given the job in Europe which was such a wonderful earner that he brought the complete family into "magic circle" who then earned prodigious amounts of money. Still today, after all these years, I cannot believe his fellow politicians offered him that position or that he had the gall to take it. The political club is the one to join to be sure of lifelong care.
On 29 May 2010 at 11:42pm The Tooth Fairy wrote:
Not much of a supprise with Kinnock. He started the ball rolling by instigating the changes to the Labour party that transformed them into the debarcle that they are now. Distancing himself and the party with socialist principles, his defining moment came in '84 when he refused to support the miners in their struggle with Thatcher. Lord Kinnock (of Scab), we salute you.
On 31 May 2010 at 7:30am MC wrote:
John Prescott. What a waste of space. Did nothing whilst minister for transport. All that time and Labour failed to come up with an integrated transport policy. Pig at the trough.
On 31 May 2010 at 3:14pm not from around here wrote:
But then strikes never solve anything anyway..
On 31 May 2010 at 5:09pm Clifford wrote:
So you've never had anything to do with industrial relations and negotiating with employers, Not from round here?
On 2 Jun 2010 at 11:24am sashimi wrote:
I'm disappointed we haven't heard from the Earl of Lewes and Lord Landport on this thread. They both used to contribute regularly to this forum. Presumably they are no longer members of the HoL being hereditaries. But they should know their was around the bars etc.

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