Cameron’s honours list cowardice: Too many corrupt Conservatives?

Sir Malcolm Rifkind: Not the only Tory suspected of wrong-doing, then?

Sir Malcolm Rifkind: Not the only Tory suspected of wrong-doing, then?

David Cameron is planning to postpone the announcement of the next honours list until after the election, because he is worried that Conservatives he nominates might be embroiled in a scandal before polling day, according to The Independent.

According to that paper, “A Whitehall source said: ‘Cameron is petrified of someone on the list having done a Rifkind and finding that a week or two before the election a newspaper has done a number on some [Conservative] grandee.’

“It is thought that the recent cash-for-access sting involving Sir Malcolm Rifkind and Labour’s Jack Straw has influenced No 10’s thinking” regarding the release of the Dissolution Honours nominations.

Doesn’t this say everything you need to know about the Conservatives?

Cameron got into trouble last year because he handed out peerages to people, not because they had done great work for the United Kingdom, but because they had done a lot of work to support him personally.

Now he is afraid to give prior notice of the names on his latest list, for fear that any transgressions they have committed may become public before May 7 and hurt his election chances.

Clearly, corrupt and immoral behaviour among Tory MPs is expected by the Conservative leadership.

Are you really going to give it your approval at the general election?

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8 thoughts on “Cameron’s honours list cowardice: Too many corrupt Conservatives?

  1. Rupert Mitchell (@rupert_rrl)

    I agree with your comments Mike. I despise this honours list as it seldom benefits those who really have done something worth-while for mankind as a whole. Furthermore real heroes don’t look for synthetic praise and stupid titles or Lord this and Sir that! What a lot of absolute nonsense. The whole honours list is seldom anything more than a “you scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours.”

    1. Michele Witchy Eve

      A tenner? How working-class. That would be a £50 note, surely? (NB: heavy on the irony.)

  2. nick

    All mp’s are very poor that has always been my finding over the past 50 years

    even my good friend michael foot was below my standard has he lacked transparency and i don’t think he mentored tony blair very well

    MP Sarah Champion claims £17 poppy wreath expenses is the latest of a mp with very bad judgement and when judgement is as bad as this whatever they say will count for nothing it’s not even worth voting as you just end up looking like a mug

    mp’s as a whole can never be trusted so voting for one is just plain stupid there is no alternative but not voting this country just slides the way of middle east with much death caused on innocent people

    i believe the uk wants to head that way anyhow irrespective of who is in power

    the bottom line is as from this general election is that is you either pay your own way in life or die and in reality that sums up the uk in a nutshell

  3. Gary

    The fear stems from the fact that few who have sat in the house are burdened with honesty and integrity. The numbers of criminals therein are exceeded only by Her Majesty’s Prisons. It would be an impossible task for Cameron, or indeed any other PM, to find politicians to ennoble who could avoid scandal.

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