Monday, July 12, 2010

Reckless: Unbelievable! Unbelievable! Unbelievable!

©2010 Am Ang Zhang
Have I spent too much time under water? Or was too much rest bad?

Is there a new April Fools’ day?

No, no one is called Reckless! It has to be a joke: don’t believe everything you read.

A Tory MP was so drunk during a late night debate about the Budget in the Commons that he was unable to vote, it has emerged.

By Caroline Gammell, The Telegraph
11 Jul 2010
Mark Reckless was one of a number of MPs accused of being “well-refreshed” and “convivial” during the late night sitting which finished at 2.48am on Wednesday.

The 39-year-old new MP for Rochester and Strood had been drinking alongside scores of MPs on the Commons Terrace and was not the only one said to be worse for wear.

The debate:
The debate focused on the coalition government’s budget cuts and Tory MPs were asked to stay to its conclusion.

David Morris, Tory MP for Morecambe and Lunesdale, claimed some MPs had delayed the debate so late on purpose in order to claim a night in a hotel.

If a Commons session goes beyond 1am, MPs may claim a night’s hotel accommodation on expenses even if they have a second home in London.

At least in Russia, passengers had the sense to stop a pilot when he was drunk and in Japan, the Finance Minister who appeared drunk at G7 first resigned and later ‘committed suicide’.

No resignation here and soon they are going to decide on the NHS.

Just in case I checked Hansard.

Unbelievable! Unbelievable! Unbelievable!  

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