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Re: Culture Secretary to repay £1,000's and apologise over expenses claims

Post  Panda on Wed 9 Apr - 10:23

fuzeta wrote:
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fuzeta wrote:I think that behind the scenes she would have been pushed to resign. I think Cameron at last listened to advice but he is not happy about it.  I don't think that the type of woman she is she would have gone voluntarily.


Morning fuzeta, Cameron is likely to face questions in the House today , it is obvious he suggested Millar resign her Cabinet Post . Maybe her Constituents will demand her resignation now, I can imagine the Labour Party will be baying for it.

Morning Panda, well we could do with a bi election to see what the state of the polls are!   


Probably get the BNP Party .  Not funny really fuzeta, because Politics in the U.K. is of little interest to the Public and no single Party can be guaranteed a majority , the more extreme Parties might well be voted in. I think the knives are out for Cameron , as I speak a Labour Party MP is being interviewed by phone on sky and he says Cameron should not have interfered and overruled the Standards Committee .

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Re: Culture Secretary to repay £1,000's and apologise over expenses claims

Post  Panda on Wed 9 Apr - 18:38

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Why Miller resigned
 
THE VOTERS' DECISION  

Ultimately, Maria Miller had to resign because she ran out of friends on her own side. Other than Mary McLeod, her suicidally loyal PPS, no one was willing to speak up for her in public. Even privately, there was little support. Yesterday, when whips tried to persuade MPs to walk through the lobbies with Mrs Miller, many refused.

Marginal seat MPs were especially important. They normally stay quiet and loyal, but many were clear the minister had to go. And what worries the marginal members worries No 10. David Cameron's relations with his MPs have not improved this week. He tried to defy his colleagues, and failed. On Monday, No 10 dismissed warnings from the 1922 Committee about Mrs Miller, insisting that the PM would pick his Cabinet, not MPs. Far from cowing the critics, that emboldened them: MPs responded by making public their previously private concerns. The lesson for Mr Cameron is one he has repeatedly failed to learn: you can't ignore your party.

The wider point about our politics is that the expenses issue remains toxic, and it's toxic because we just don't trust our politicians. Any suggestion that they are on the take plays into public suspicion, fuelling anger and resentment.
Those feelings were transmitted via MPs to Mrs Miller, and brought her down. Yes, Mrs Miller and her few friends will talk about newspapers and witch hunts, but even they know the truth of this: it was the public that decided her fate, pure and simple. Yes, the public read papers and they vote for MPs. But they make up their own minds and reach their own judgments. They are the masters now, and all the more so in the internet age. Who killed Maria Miller's career? It was the voters wot done it.

Read more on that here and Michael Deacon's sketch.

MEET SAJID JAVID

Sajid Javid, the millionaire son of a bus driver, has become the first Asian man to be given a full-time job in the Cabinet.

His promotion to Culture Secretary, replacing Maria Miller, crowns a remarkable ascent to the top of the Government by Mr Javid, who only entered Parliament in 2010.

Mr Javid sacrificed a huge amount to become an MP. He entered Parliament in 2010 after running Deutsche Bank’s trading operations in Asia, where he is reported by Bloomberg to have earned around £3 million a year. Read our full profile here.

CAMERON AT THE 1922

Chris Hope reports from the 1922 committee meeting in Parliament, where the Prime Minister has just been addressing Tory MPs.

He told them it had been a "very difficult week".

But he won huge cheers when he asked for their appreciation of the way he had tried to stick with Maria Miller. A Tory source said Mr Cameron asked his MPs to agree with him that rather than dropping a colleague at the first sense of difficulty "it is right to stand by people and give them a chance".

The source described the meeting as a "relief rally" for backbench MPs who break for their Easter holiday on Thursday, adding: "The feeling of the constituency MP going back to their patches is at least I won't have to face those activists on the doorstep trying to answer difficult questions."

He stressed the party was facing four big fights ahead: the local and European elections, the Scottish referendum and the general election.

during PMQs (he should speak to the voters more)

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Re: Culture Secretary to repay £1,000's and apologise over expenses claims

Post  Panda on Wed 9 Apr - 20:09








The latest is Ms. Millar has donated her £17,000 severance pay to charity , had she offered the £47,000 the Standards Committee said was the amount due , none of this would have happened.

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Why Miller Resigned

Post  Panda on Wed 9 Apr - 20:28

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Why Miller resigned

THE VOTERS' DECISION

Ultimately, Maria Miller had to resign because she ran out of friends on her own side. Other than Mary McLeod, her suicidally loyal PPS, no one was willing to speak up for her in public. Even privately, there was little support. Yesterday, when whips tried to persuade MPs to walk through the lobbies with Mrs Miller, many refused.

Marginal seat MPs were especially important. They normally stay quiet and loyal, but many were clear the minister had to go. And what worries the marginal members worries No 10. David Cameron's relations with his MPs have not improved this week. He tried to defy his colleagues, and failed. On Monday, No 10 dismissed warnings from the 1922 Committee about Mrs Miller, insisting that the PM would pick his Cabinet, not MPs. Far from cowing the critics, that emboldened them: MPs responded by making public their previously private concerns. The lesson for Mr Cameron is one he has repeatedly failed to learn: you can't ignore your party.

The wider point about our politics is that the expenses issue remains toxic, and it's toxic because we just don't trust our politicians. Any suggestion that they are on the take plays into public suspicion, fuelling anger and resentment.
Those feelings were transmitted via MPs to Mrs Miller, and brought her down. Yes, Mrs Miller and her few friends will talk about newspapers and witch hunts, but even they know the truth of this: it was the public that decided her fate, pure and simple. Yes, the public read papers and they vote for MPs. But they make up their own minds and reach their own judgments. They are the masters now, and all the more so in the internet age. Who killed Maria Miller's career? It was the voters wot done it.

Read more on that here and Michael Deacon's sketch.

MEET SAJID JAVID

Sajid Javid, the millionaire son of a bus driver, has become the first Asian man to be given a full-time job in the Cabinet.

His promotion to Culture Secretary, replacing Maria Miller, crowns a remarkable ascent to the top of the Government by Mr Javid, who only entered Parliament in 2010.

Mr Javid sacrificed a huge amount to become an MP. He entered Parliament in 2010 after running Deutsche Bank’s trading operations in Asia, where he is reported by Bloomberg to have earned around £3 million a year. Read our full profile here.

CAMERON AT THE 1922

Chris Hope reports from the 1922 committee meeting in Parliament, where the Prime Minister has just been addressing Tory MPs.

He told them it had been a "very difficult week".

But he won huge cheers when he asked for their appreciation of the way he had tried to stick with Maria Miller. A Tory source said Mr Cameron asked his MPs to agree with him that rather than dropping a colleague at the first sense of difficulty "it is right to stand by people and give them a chance".

The source described the meeting as a "relief rally" for backbench MPs who break for their Easter holiday on Thursday, adding: "The feeling of the constituency MP going back to their patches is at least I won't have to face those activists on the doorstep trying to answer difficult questions."

He stressed the party was facing four big fights ahead: the local and European elections, the Scottish referendum and the general election.

More on the day's developments here.


BUSKING BORIS

Boris Johnson launched a new campaign to #BackBusking in the capital today. Watch a video of him wrestling with a guitar here.


MUST-READS


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John McTernan: If No 10 knew know how to manage a crisis, Maria Miller would still be Culture Secretary


QUOTE OF THE DAY

"The Culture Secretary went not because of her bad conduct, but because of a bad press" - Ed Miliband during PMQs (he should speak to the voters more)

THE AGENDA




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Re: Culture Secretary to repay £1,000's and apologise over expenses claims

Post  Panda on Thu 10 Apr - 16:59

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Maria Miller

Post  katertaif on Thu 10 Apr - 17:10

Hi Panda

Shows what hypocrites they all are. The rosette colour being unimportant. It was labour who started that particular hare with one of their spin doctors announcing "today was a good day to bury bad news".

Now the tories are trying to hoodwink the public. Of course labour would never do that would they? Nooooo of course they wouldn't. That would be dishonest. given that some of our elected political masters would rob a church honesty box., I rest my case

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Re: Culture Secretary to repay £1,000's and apologise over expenses claims

Post  Panda on Thu 10 Apr - 17:28

Hi Katertaif

The Labour Government under Tony Blair was the most corrupt that I have known. Mandelsohn twice fiddled on his expenses yet was honoured with a seat in the House of Lords.!!!! There was a rumour that he was caught with his trousers down in Gordon Brown's Office.   Tony Blair wrote a best selling Autobiography netting him a fortune yet only gave the Royalties to the British Legion to help the soldiers who returned from Afghanistan wounded, crippled and mentally affected by their experience .........all because Tony lied about the 4 minute warning. He turned to Catholicism to try to redeem himself and avoid Hell when he dies.

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