Paterson quits as MP – rather than face the wrath of his constituents?

Last Updated: November 5, 2021By Tags: , , , , , ,

Owen Paterson: he won his vote in Parliament, but did he already realise that it wouldn’t do him any good?

All that corruption for nothing!

After so much effort from his Tory colleagues to save him from a 30-day suspension that might lead to a by-election, Owen Paterson has gone the whole hog:

It seems he realised that he may face far more humiliation in a by-election than he does by simply bowing out gracelessly. And a few other calculations may have had something to do with it…

Yes indeed. Consider this:

Still, from his resignation speech, it seems a peek into his mind right now may reveal something like this:

I mean, he thinks politics has been cruel – to him!

Normally I would not be giving space to might-as-well-be-Tory Labour berk Wes Streeting, but even I have to admit he makes a good point here:

And here’s another:

Possibly the best issue to raise about this whole sad farrago is that of the erstwhile North Shropshire MP’s former sponsors:

Given the above information, there’s an important question to be asked (by Old Git, below):

But will the repercussions rumble on?

Aha! It seems Paterson may have a few secrets that may be worth something if he spills them.

Will he do a Dominic (Cummings) and stab his former boss in the back?

That would be fun, wouldn’t it?

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  1. kateuk November 5, 2021 at 10:53 am - Reply

    One way of cutting corruption – ban all MPs from taking other paid work while they are an MP.
    The only work they should be allowed to do is unpaid work for a registered charity. They already earn more than the vast majority of us, despite what a few rich Tories say they do not need to earn more than their MPs salary!

  2. Julia November 5, 2021 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Well, well, well – Carrie Johnson’s old boss eh. Very little has been said about that, I wonder why….

  3. Julia November 5, 2021 at 11:40 am - Reply

    PS And yes, Kate above is spot on. Can we imagine a dearth of Tory candidates should that happen!

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