HOUSE OF SHAME

MPs provoked disgust and outrage yesterday after they voted
to exclude themselves from freedom of information laws. 

SQUALID, A DARK DAY FOR
DEMOCRACY, UNACCOUNTABLE, SHAMEFUL, MUZZLED. Were just some of the comments
from MP’s.

I am DISGUSTED. As if the pig
trough of expenses is not big enough, they want to make it bigger in secret. Or could it be that there is something much, much bigger to hide.

Critics called the move a “squalid” bid to shroud Parliamentary
expenses and allowances in secrecy, saying that it was “a dark day for
democracy”.

Earlier this year, many MPs – including Speaker Michael
Martin – were furious when they were forced to reveal travel expenses totalling
hundreds of thousands of pounds. 

Despite Government lies
insisting it was remaining neutral, an astonishing number of ministers backed
the Bill, including Health Minister Caroline Flint, Prisons Minister Joan Ryan
and Trade Minister Ian McCartney.

Despite promises by
Gordon Brown
to make government “more open and accountable” once
he enters Downing Street, several of the Chancellor’s
key allies trooped into the Commons to support the exclusion. A spokesman for
Mr Brown said: “If MPs have voted this measure through then that is a
matter for them.” 

WE WILL REMEMBER THAT GORDON BROWN. ANY VESTAGE OF TRUST THAT
THERE WAS IS
NOW GONE.

You can see the story and list of who voted to run government
in secret
here. Something to remember come an election, especially David
MacLean’s constituents. And for those MP's who didn't turn up for the vote, we will remember that you didn't vote against it, thereby suggesting that you gave your support to it.
 

What will they take
away next – your right to vote?

 

Nulab – Destroying Britain from the inside out.

 

The full list of those who voted for Government in Secret

Labour MPs

Bob Ainsworth (Coventry North East)
Graham Allen
(Nottingham North)
Janet Anderson (Rossendale & Darwen)
Adrian
Bailey (West Bromwich West)
Sir Stuart Bell (Middlesbrough)
Clive
Betts (Sheffield Attercliffe)
Liz Blackman (Erewash)
Nick Brown
(Newcastle upon Tyne East & Wallsend)
Colin Burgon (Elmet)
David
Cairns (Inverclyde)
Alan Campbell (Tynemouth)
Ronnie Campbell (Blyth
Valley)
David Clelland (Tyne Bridge)
Harry Cohen (Leyton &
Wanstead)
Wayne David (Caerphilly)
Parmjit Dhanda (Gloucester)
Brian Donohoe (Ayrshire Central)
Frank Doran (Aberdeen North)
Jim
Dowd (Lewisham West)
Angela Eagle (Wallasey)
Maria Eagle (Liverpool
Garston)
Clive Efford (Eltham)
Jim Fitzpatrick (Poplar & Canning
Town)
Caroline Flint (Don Valley)
Michael Foster (Worcester)
Mike
Hall (Weaver Vale)
Tom Harris (Glasgow South)
Doug Henderson
(Newcastle upon Tyne North)
John Heppell (Nottingham East)
Keith
Hill (Streatham)
Huw Irranca-Davies (Ogmore)
Kevan Jones (Durham
North)
Martyn Jones (Clwyd South)
Fraser Kemp (Houghton & Washington
East)
David Lammy (Tottenham)
Bob Laxton (Derby North)
Tom Levitt
(High Peak)
Ivan Lewis (Bury South)
Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central)
Tommy McAvoy (Rutherglen & Hamilton West)
Stephen McCabe (Birmingham
Hall Green)
Ian McCartney (Makerfield)
John McFall (Dunbartonshire
West)
Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes)
Tony McNulty (Harrow East)
Khalid
Mahmood (Birmingham Perry Barr)
David Marshall (Glasgow East)
Gillian Merron (Lincoln)
Alun Michael (Cardiff South & Penarth)
Laura Moffatt (Crawley)
Elliot Morley (Scunthorpe)
George Mudie
(Leeds East)
Meg Munn (Sheffield Heeley)
Denis Murphy (Wansbeck)
James Plaskitt (Warwick & Leamington)
Stephen Pound (Ealing North)
Ken Purchase (Wolverhampton North East)
John Robertson (Glasgow North
West)
Frank Roy (Motherwell & Wishaw)
Joan Ryan (Enfield North)
Martin Salter (Reading West)
Jonathan Shaw (Chatham & Aylesford)
Jimmy Sheridan (Paisley & Renfrewshire North)
Sion Simon (Birmingham
Erdington)
Angela C Smith (Sheffield Hillsborough)
Anne Snelgrove
(Swindon South)
John Spellar (Warley)
Ian Stewart (Eccles)
Mark
Tami (Alyn & Deeside)
Dari Taylor (Stockton South)
Gareth Thomas
(Harrow West)
Dr Desmond Turner (Brighton Kemptown)
Claire Ward
(Watford)
Tom Watson (West Bromwich East)
Dave Watts (St Helens
North)
Malcolm Wicks (Croydon North)
Phil Woolas (Oldham East &
Saddleworth)
David Wright (Telford)


Conservative MPs

Peter Atkinson (Hexham)
Simon Burns (Chelmsford
West)
Sir John Butterfill (Bournemouth West)
James Duddridge
(Rochford & Southend East)
Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East)
Julie
Kirkbride (Bromsgrove)
Greg Knight (Yorkshire East)
Dr Julian Lewis
(New Forest East)
David Maclean (Penrith & The Border)
Bob Neill
(Bromley & Chislehurst)
Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central)
Mark
Pritchard (Wrekin)
John Randall (Uxbridge)
David Ruffley (Bury
St Edmunds)
David Tredinnick (Bosworth)
Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone &
The Weald)
Lady Ann Winterton (Congleton)
Sir Nicholas Winterton
(Macclesfield)


Tellers for the Ayes were Tory Tim Boswell (Daventry) and Labour's Andrew
Dismore (Hendon).

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