Writes Pam Giddy, the director of POWER2010:
“After months of sleaze and scandal the coming general election at last provides an opportunity to vote out those MPs who have badly let us down.”
Needless to say, Tony McNulty tops that list in her view because he ‘tried to hide his expenses from his constituents by voting to exempt Parliament from Freedom of Information’, and because of those expenses claims in the first place.
Giddy adds that McNulty’s behaviour was made worse by his Home Office history, where as a minister he had ‘championed policies, such as ID cards, designed to track, monitor and control the population’.
She says the campaign to start the reform of Parliament begins right here in Harrow East and explains why this MP has been selected as the ‘first target in a nationwide effort’.
“He has consistently stood for the old top-down politics of command and control and against reforms like a democratic House of Lords.”
But to soften the blow, Giddy ends with ‘best wishes’.
Probably not much consolation to McNulty. I wonder if he’ll offer up any reply to these mischief-makers.