The whitewash continues.....

PartTimePongo

War Hero
From the Inderabid

Parliamentary watchdog clears Jowell over husband's stake in pubs
Sir Philip Mawer, the Commissioner for Parliamentary Standards, has cleared Tessa Jowell over allegations that she failed to declare her husband's stake in a pub chain.

He said that under Commons rules, Ms Jowell, the Secretary for Culture, Media and Sport, was not required to declare the shares in the Old Monk Company brewers.

In a letter to the Tory MP Nigel Evans, who had raised the case, Sir Philip said MPs were not required to register shareholdings in which their spouse alone had a beneficial interest.

"In short, even if (and this is, I understand, denied by him) [David] Mills was the beneficial owner of the Old Monk Company shares, Ms Jowell was not obliged by the rules of the House to register them," he said.
They'll be clearing her of having sex with her husband next. 'Oh, you weren't aware that is how babies are made Ms. Jowell?' :evil:
 

McHammock

Lantern Swinger
come_the_day said:
Will anybody fall on anybody's sword when they have been found out while holding high office?
Don't be silly - they're politicians. I always thought that a sense of honour automatically debarred you from becoming an MP.
 

Ratrat

Lantern Swinger
McHammock said:
come_the_day said:
Will anybody fall on anybody's sword when they have been found out while holding high office?
Don't be silly - they're politicians. I always thought that a sense of honour automatically debarred you from becoming an MP.
Myth or Fact - Didn't Military Officers have to resign their commissions if they ran for Parliament?
 

exile1

Lantern Swinger
.........and indeed other ranks. In the early '60's we had a gunner who was detailed off to be the Major's batman. He refused and said he would rather leave the army than skivvy for him. He was put in the guardroom to reconsider as leaving was not an option. The outcome was that the PO Tel held a whip round and got the deposit required for him to stand as an independent in the parliamentary elections coming up, whereapon under the rules he was immediately discharged much to the battery commanders chagrin. One up for the lads :D
 

Deeps

War Hero
Paddy ashdown , ex-RM , SBS as well . A gang of lads tried to mug him
in Weston-super-mare .He beat the crap out of 2 of them and the others legged it . Top man was always shagging as well .
 

Lifeboatbod

Midshipman
Deeps said:
Paddy ashdown , ex-RM , SBS as well . A gang of lads tried to mug him
in Weston-super-mare .He beat the crap out of 2 of them and the others legged it . Top man was always shagging as well .
Its amazing how these stories get changed, it was one pi**ed up man with a knife, Paddy took the knife from him and the chap legged it. (I was told this by the man himself)
 

Deeps

War Hero
Well actually my mates mate was there and one of them had a AK 47 , paddy dia-armed him then shoved the barrel up his arrse.
 

crazyy

Newbie
Deeps said:
Paddy ashdown , ex-RM , SBS as well . A gang of lads tried to mug him
in Weston-super-mare .He beat the crap out of 2 of them and the others legged it . Top man was always shagging as well .


...that's nothing. I broke up a fight in Liverpool the other night. I decked 2 and scattered the other 4.

...then drove off without stopping.
 

RAMIUS

Midshipman
The ancient greeks, who we are told invented this thing called democracy, ruled that you couldn't hold political office unless you had served in the military.
Might make Bliar think things through a bit more if he had... Even if it was just the fact you can't keep cutting the number of ships while increasing the number of deployments.

Oh yes the ancient greeks also believed ambition for office was a disqualifier for office.
 

navyman

Midshipman
Deeps said:
Paddy ashdown , ex-RM , SBS as well . A gang of lads tried to mug him
in Weston-super-mare .He beat the crap out of 2 of them and the others legged it . Top man was always shagging as well .

"paddy pantsdown"
how do you know he was always shagging ?! :)
 

Geoff_Wessex

Lantern Swinger
come_the_day said:
Have any ex-Servicemen become decent MPs?
Depends on your idea of "decent"......

Jim Callaghan was an RN officer in WW2 and of course became PM, and the Duke of Wellington did similar.
 
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