Originally posted by Chris McGee
- No, it's how this is.
Just cos it isn't the huge public concern tories imagine that it is and would love it to be.
Home secretary has affair with married woman
- You really
think tories should go down the road of marital morals do you
Blunkett is a single man.
He had a long-term relationship with a woman who said he marriage was over.....as their real friends (they were famously pictured in public with
Michael Parkinson and wife for example) have made clear.
Her husband's pals are a different kettle of fish, obviously but it's not hard to see where they are coming from, eh?
This is actually a rather unpleasant and sad little private affair being milked for the politics.....by those desparate to try and gain a little
mileage out of it. That's
pathetic about this story.
This is meant to be a 'big deal' ?!
fathers her child
- Is there meant to be something wrong with that?
Did you include that as some kind of damning material fact to consider?
When they broke up she denied his paternity which he has subsequently proved in court.
(Bit different to ex-tory party chairman Cecil Parkinson and his untrue denial of paternity and then the dragging through the courts obtaining a
gaging order about the tragic Florrie Keys, right?)
gets her free 'perks'
- You mean got a
Found out the partner rules did not apply and refunded that ticket money....woooo huge fraud on the public purse that one, huh?
and uses his position to influence the visa application of her nanny.
- No this is pure slander.
You have no grounds for saying that.
Not only is this under investigation but it has come out that rather than having to wait the usual year many people were 'fast tracked' through this
proceedure, it was not unusual and there is no indication that Blunkett influenced this at all.
He gave back the travel pass when he'd been caught out.
- When the rules were pointed out yes he refunded the ticket money.....as any civil servant would have in similar circumstances.
This is a member of the government which wates no time in telling the rest of us how to live our lives, constantly moralising and portraying
itself as clean as the driven snow.
- Actually in terms of personal behaviour this gov has only ever involved itself in legitimate health advice to the general public and unlike the
tory party has never engaged in anything like the nonsense of 'back to basics' and the public moralising that went with that.
This gov has a much better record for propriety than the last lot, as everyone knows.
I can't believe even you are making excuses for this joker, you must have had some really deep brainwashing sessions.
- I can't believe the ludicrously thin straws you guys clutch so desparately at.
Anyone remember David Mellor?
- What you mean tawdry public sex-scandel and
his taking freeby holidays with people he should not have been having holidays with....being a
foreign office Minister and all.
If this was a Tory, you'd be all over it like a rash, in fact, look what happened to Boris Johnson.
- Yeah look at what happened to him.
That laughable idiot Simon Heffer writes a column insulting the people of Liverpool to which Boris attaches his name (like a fool) and he gets made to
dance through hoops by his party leader Michael Howard.
He then denies to Howard that he has anything further to 'come out' about him and when his affair gets made public Howard sacks him.
.....now, what has any of that to do with Labour or 'the left' hounding anyone? Boris Johnson's sacking was 100% about Michael Howard and his tory
party, not anyone else.
Conservatives standing by their principles, Labour looking after their own as usual.
- Which principles?
Lying in court and going to jail? "Simple sword of truth" anyone?
How many Labour Ministers has that happened to?
Compared to how many tories of the last tory gov?
'Do as I say, not as I do', the new Labour motto.
- Yeah right.....the trouble is no matter how fervently you believe it or how passionately you hold this to be true no-one outside the tory party
and thier mates in the tory press could care less
Get over it.