Blogroll Me! How This Old Brit Sees It ...: Jaqui Smith : Should she simply "sod off" as soon as poss?

30 March 2009

Jaqui Smith : Should she simply "sod off" as soon as poss?

Pictured above: Jacqui Smith, British Home Secretary in Gordon Brown's government.


To many voters she's a minister "on the take" who is not satisfied with a fat salary, a chauffeur and two homes but also claims more by employing her husband, calling her family home her second home and submitting bills for porn films.

The gap between the elected and those who elect them has rarely been wider. It is in all our interests that that gap is closed.

Read the rest of an ultra bright Brit bloke's excellent entry ~~ at the popular blog of Nick Robinson, BBC political editor.

Incidentally, for our none-Brit readers who may not be too familiar with this particular Brit bloke's face, here's a reminder of a couple of his 'close encounters' with the ogre aka George W. Bush, which most of the world witnessed ~ and probably enjoyed, as immensely as ourselves.


Robinson got a very hard stare from George W. Bush when he asked him if he was in denial about the situation in Iraq (since the most Bush had said about the situation was that the increase in attacks was "unsettling"). Bush replied "It's bad in Iraq. Does that help?".

Nick Robinson had another run in with George Bush. At a press conference featuring Bush and Gordon Brown, Bush said to Robinson "you should cover up your bald head, its getting hot".

As Bush walked away Robinson replied "Didn't know you cared", to which the President said "I don't".

Learn a little more regarding Nick.

Almost as an afterthought we realised that even some Brits may not yet be fully aware of the latest 'accusations of fiddling' affair that Smith's become embroiled in.

So, see the latest sad & sorry Smith story.

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Anonymous Carles said...

The only real difference between Ms Smith and the majority of our politicians, it seems to me, is that Smith's been caught out. But will this lead to her being sacked, or to continue enjoying Brown's personal support -- as she has done on several previous such occaisions.

2:58 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


The answer to your question is yes, she should.


You've hit the nail on the head. These people in parliament, sent by us, have become a law unto themselves. But what can the ordinary people do?

5:44 pm  
Anonymous R J Adams said...

The US Congress indulges in the sort of thing Smith's accused of as a matter of course. If the same rules applied as may well bring down Britain's home secretary, Capital Hill would be emptied out.
Does this mean she shouldn't resign? No, it doesn't. It just means governments on both sides of the Atlantic are filled to overflowing with sleaze-bags.

7:12 pm  
Anonymous kiwi said...

Her husband took the fall for her last time.....and probably will the next time.

11:48 am  
Blogger gladiator said...

Can anyone explain the sudden interest those claiming mp`s have in digital cameras?,i lost count of just how many mps bought them on expenses, there an mps after hours camera club?,..(sorry chaps but i have this vision of our Jaqui posing reclining over the "speakers"chair,..lets see what developes eh..he he he.

10:54 pm  

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