Corrupt British MP Worried That Exposure of Rorts "Might Lead to Suicide…"

* I say go ahead motherfuckers! Do a Jonestown, or jump off the white cliffs of Dover: you won’t be missed!

891Nadine Dorries

MP highlights suicide risk over expenses: “unbearable disclosure”

By Luke Baker

LONDON (Reuters) – Embarrassing disclosures about the vast expenses claims of MPs amount to a “McCarthy-style witch-hunt” that risks driving politicians to suicide, a Conservative MP said on Friday.

Nadine Dorries wrote on her blog that the scandal, in which the Daily Telegraph newspaper has fed details of how members of parliament have abused their generous expense allowances, was forcing politicians to the brink.

The scandal has triggered outrage across the recession-hit country and opposition calls for an early general election.

European and local elections to be held on June 4 are expected to reflect the level of popular disgust, with lower voter turnout and a move towards fringe parties predicted.

A poll published in Saturday’s edition of the Guardian found that two-thirds of voters sampled want Prime Minister Gordon Brown to call an election before Christmas.

The Guardian/ICM poll also found that more than a quarter of voters are planning to reject mainstream political parties in favour of minority ones because of the expenses crisis.

“The atmosphere in Westminster is unbearable,” Dorries wrote on the blog ( “People are constantly checking to see if others are OK. Everyone fears a suicide.”

Asked about her comments on BBC radio on Friday, she sought to back away from the suicide suggestion but said the disclosures, including that politicians charged for duck ponds, horse manure, bath plugs and pornographic films, were forcing members of parliament to breaking point.

“What the Telegraph are executing is almost a McCarthy-style witch-hunt. The way they are deploying their tactics and the way they are treating MPs has reached a point now at almost two weeks where I think people are seriously beginning to crack.

“I have never, ever been in an atmosphere or an environment like it, where everyone walks around with terror in their eyes. People are genuinely concerned.”


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Dorries, whose own use of expenses to buy household goods was exposed by the Telegraph, joins a number of politicians who have attacked the disclosures rather than apologising.

Conservative leader David Cameron, who is expected to win the next election, said she should be thinking about the electorate not other MPs.

“Of course MPs are concerned about what is happening, but frankly MPs ought to be concerned about what their constituents think, they ought to be worrying about the people who put us where we are,” he told the BBC.

The Telegraph on Friday named one of the men who leaked details of MPs’ expenses to the paper as former SAS officer John Wick.

Wick, who is a Conservative supporter, told the paper he had “no regrets” over his actions.

“This was a scandal across the political spectrum with some Conservative MPs’ behaviour as reprehensible as their Labour counterparts,” he said.

The daily disclosures have focussed on MPs’ use of second-home allowances to charge a host of ordinary items to expenses and sidestep capital gains taxes.

Several MPs have either been admonished by their parties or said they will give up their seats at the next election, which has to be held before June next year.

Politicians have been heckled and shouted at in the street for their behaviour and police are investigating whether there should be possible criminal charges.


(Additional reporting by Adrian Croft and Stefano Ambrogi)

6 thoughts on “Corrupt British MP Worried That Exposure of Rorts "Might Lead to Suicide…"”

  1. This is an elaborate joke right? They rort the system, rip off the taxpayers and now expect to be felt sorry for? You can never give a politician enough rope.

  2. Asking for pity !
    Can you think of anything more likely to inflame people
    than asking for pity at this point ?
    Either she’s stupid or she thinks we’re all stupid – or both

  3. Exposing corruption is promoting suicide, huh?

    This is an attempt at emotional blackmail. I hope that nobody falls for such nonsense or extends any pity whatsoever.

  4. I wrote an article on the Wigan Patriot blog about Tuberculosis and his corrupt dealings whilst building his property empire. As a part of it, I wrote the following:

    ” We now hear stories that it is feared some M.P.s are contemplating suicide – no, not out of remorse for their crimes of the kind detailed here, but because we the public have found out about them. Further to those suicide fears a psychiatrist has been retained for “counselling”, should the individuals concerned feel the need to talk about it. MORE expense to you the taxpayer.

    There has been a fair bit of discussion in recent years over what to do with the spare plinth in Trafalgar Square. I have a suggestion: we should build a gallows on it, then make it freely available to any public official with suicidal tendencies. Sell tickets to watch.

    Once those so inclined have disposed of themselves, and the rest of the corrupt crew think that they are free and clear, and the worst that can happen to them is that they might get slung out on their ear by the electorate at the next election, at which point they can live out their days on their million pounds+ publicly-funded index-linked pensions, we should dismantle the gallows on the spare plinth … and replace it with a de-luxe version of la Madame so we can work our way through the rest of them. Sell tickets to watch that too.”

  5. Can anyone say it better than Cromwell?

    Oliver Cromwell- dissolution of Parliament
    20 April 1653 “It is high time for me to put an end to your sitting in this place, which you have dishonored by your contempt of all virtue, and defiled by your practice of every vice; ye are a factious crew, and enemies to all good government; ye are a pack of mercenary wretches, and would like Esau sell your country for a mess of pottage, and like Judas betray your God for a few pieces of money.

    Is there a single virtue now remaining amongst you? Is there one vice you do not possess? Ye have no more religion than my horse; gold is your God; which of you have not barter’d your conscience for bribes? Is there a man amongst you that has the least care for the good of the Commonwealth?

    Ye sordid prostitutes have you not defil’d this sacred place, and turn’d the Lord’s temple into a den of thieves, by your immoral principles and wicked practices?

    Ye are grown intolerably odious to the whole nation; you were deputed here by the people to get grievances redress’d, are yourselves gone! So! Take away that shining bauble there, and lock up the doors. In the name of God, go!” Oliver Cromwell

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