Remember that racist Tory?
No, not Boris Johnson.
The one who ran a despicable campaign to become Mayor of London by making racist comments about Labour candidate (and now Mayor) Sadiq Khan, who was labelled “the Muslim”. Remember him?
His name was Zac Goldsmith. After his racist mayoral campaign failed, he went back to being Tory MP for Richmond – until he was removed from Parliament by the democratic vote of the people on Thursday, December 12.
Apparently that’s not good enough for our prime mop-headed muppet Boris Johnson. He has decided to ennoble Mr Goldsmith, in order to retain him as a Cabinet minister.
It seems that, despite having 365 MPs from whom to choose, Johnson can’t find enough supporters to form a full cabinet without spitting on democracy.
Either that or there aren’t enough racists.
It seems Mr Goldsmith will continue as Environment Secretary.
As a Lord and not a member of the Commons, it will be impossible for MPs to question him on government policies.
But he will be able to vote on all legislation. Does that seem right?
The Electoral Reform Society would say it doesn’t:
The House of Lords is clearly not fit for purpose. MPs shouldn't be able to stand down or lose their seats and then be handed a life pass to vote on our laws for life (with £305 a day tax-free as an added sweetener)
— Electoral Reform Society (@electoralreform) December 17, 2019
It’s cronyism. Johnson is surrounding himself with his gang, in mockery of his own claims to be creating a “People’s government”.
It’s perfectly in character, though – as I tweeted myself:
How utterly undemocratic. How typically Boris Johnson.
— Mike Sivier (@MidWalesMike) December 18, 2019
Source: Zac Goldsmith ‘to get Tory peerage so he can serve as minister’ | Metro News
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Although unusual such a posting is not unique. Lords Carrington (Con), Young (Con), Mandelson (Lab), Robertson (Lab) and the Baronesses Altmann, (Con), Amos (Lab) and Scotland (Lab) all served in a ministerial capacity. With a Secretary of State in Villiers, and Ministers Pow and Eustice in the Commons environment matters and questions will be adequaqtely covered. I believe that Goldsmith’s post is not one where he will automattically attend cabinet meetings.
Should add that the Electoral Reform Society overlook the fact that Goldsmith (and Nicky Morgan) will not get the daily allowance when they attend the Lords as they are government ministers, not spokespersons.
Really? Citation needed.
all these parasites paid for by the tax paying public… no wonder so many people hate these type…
Johnson is a snake, he has no morals, people who voted for him are deluded. Had they voted Labour they would have got the most honest man in British Politics – Jeremy Corbyn.
agree. am utterly devastated he didnt get in. labout didnt get in and i still think there was something underhanded went on. BUT for now we hav e to get on with things best we can and hope things dont gt any worse.. i know …..a forlorn hope but its all we have left for now.
I was delighted he lost. And his opposition to Heathrow expansion was bogus.
Talking of spitting on democracy;
“Boris Johnson will attempt to pass a law banning local councils from joining the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel, the UK’s special envoy for post-Holocaust issues has announced”
He doesn’t wast time does he?
Mike – I think this link will either take directly to the page or at least to the menu which covers allowances https://www.parliament.uk/about/mps-and-lords/about-lords/lords-allowances/
The final sentence clearly confirms that ministers are not eligible for the daily attendance allowance.
Ah, right, so these rejected ex-MPs will still be receiving huge ministerial salaries, despite the fact that they do not have enough support to be elected into government? What a shocking misuse of public funds. Absolutely disgusting.