Wednesday, 9 April 2014
Goodbye Ms Miller
At last Maria Miller has resigned as a Cabinet Minister. The only question I have is why she didn't go a week ago following her non apology. I cannot for the life of me understand why Cameron didn't have a quiet chat last week. It does no one in politics any good when politicians behave in this manner. There is no excuse. In Barnet there has been a lot of froth in Barnet about the revelation that a Barnet Councillor is being taken to court by the council for Council tax arrears. We don't at present know the circumstances or the identity of the individual. As far as I'm concerned, if the individual has deliberately avoided payment, they should go. If they are having financial problems due to extenuating circumstances, such as illness or loss of a job, the case is less clear cut. Without the facts being in the public domain, we don't know, but the Tories have used the fact that it is a Labour councillor for political advantage. This is a strange double standard given their reaction to Brian Coleman getting charged with assaulting Helen Michael in 2012. It is such hypocrisy and double standards that bring politicians into disrepute. Well that and all the fiddling of expenses.