Aftershocks of the Paterson scandal: qui bono?**

Last Updated: November 6, 2021By Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Owen Paterson: he quit his job as an MP, but will he – and his corrupt Tory party – be REWARDED for it?

If you’ve been locked away for the past couple of days, here’s the situation:

The primary result of Paterson’s fall is that there will be a by-election in North Shropshire.

No indeed. It will be an opportunity for Keir Starmer to parachute his ex-Tory trophy John Bercow in (perhaps), but Bercow would not be an acceptable choice for the Labour Left, so such a decision may lead to a further split in that party.

Labour has refused to countenance the possibility of a single Opposition candidate, chosen from among all the non-Tory parties. Presumably Starmer sees no advantage for him, especially if such a candidate – from another party – wins and then reneges on any agreements.

So the Conservatives are likely to retain North Shropshire, even if they put up a shaved monkey for the seat (and they probably will) – because the other parties are squabbling among themselves.

Meanwhile, the Tories who are actually occupying Parliamentary seats have been disgracing themselves all over the place. Here’s Nadhim Zahawi, admitting that he didn’t bother to read the report on Owen Paterson’s behaviour before voting to support him last Wednesday (November 3).

Note his scrabbling attempt to backtrack with a claim that he didn’t take in every detail. It’s nonsense, of course; he didn’t read the report. He was told to support Paterson so he did, without thinking. That’s Fascist Britain for you.

Here’s a good question:

The fact is that Zahawi would not have been able to answer, as he would know that either position would be unsafe for him.

Still, his choice seems to have been less difficult than that faced by other Tory MPs who (presumably) were leaning against supporting Paterson.

We are told that they were threatened with sanctions if they didn’t vote the way Boris Johnson wanted:

So much for justice, honesty and decency in Boris Johnson’s Conservative government. Even if you’re on his side, you have to do what you’re told, without thinking, or face sanctions. There’s another fairly recent national government that did much the same but I can’t quite recall where it was…

To prove the point, Tory Angela Richardson was fire from her job as a secretary to Michael Gove, because she stuck to her principles and refused to support Paterson. The following morning, when it had become clear that the Tories would not be able to save him and their plan to corrupt the standards system had failed, she was reinstated:

One would hope that her stand would put her in a much better position than her blindly line-toeing colleagues (including This Writer’s MP, Fay Jones. I’d like to know her reasons for supporting corruption!) in a general election. But in tribal England, that seems unlikely. Sad.

And what of Owen Paterson himself?

Perhaps we should all lobby the production team of HIGNFY, never to invite a corrupt, disgraced former MP to guest on the show?

As for the knighthood, why stop there?

So it seems he’ll be heading for the House of Lords – which is already bursting at the seams with Tories after previous efforts by David Cameron and Boris Johnson to fill the place with people who don’t deserve to be there:

Crime really does pay in Boris Johnson’s Conservative government, doesn’t it?*

It seems the Tories will keep the Parliamentary seat that their corrupt MP just vacated, even though their conduct throughout the affair shows that none of them deserve to be in Parliament at all.

And Paterson himself is set up for a nice little peerage and more than £300 per day for turning up at the House of Lords.

*All right, what he did is not defined as a crime, otherwise he would be facing criminal charges. But it is certainly not acceptable behaviour, as this entire affair demonstrates.

**What an illiterate! I meant cui bono. After realising my mistake I decided to leave it in, mostly because I reckon more people might read the article, simply to correct my spelling! What a world we live in.

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  1. Hecuba November 6, 2021 at 2:57 pm - Reply

    Patterson engaging in lobbying for a private corporate company may not be a crime but it certainly demonstrates his contempt for his constituents! An MP supposedly represents the constituency but of course this is naive since in reality being an MP means the individual can immediately accept ‘consultancy work’ and be paid huge sums by greedy corporate companies!! Excellent work boys become an MP and enjoy a lavish lifestyle!

    At the same time earn thousands of pounds by engaging in ‘lobbying’ to ensure their favourite corporate company profits! Meanwhile the poor become even poorer and our fascist dictatorship reigns supreme!

    Oh and backbench MPs remember you are all slaves of the political leaders and must obey their every command otherwise you will lose any funding for your constituency!

    • Nick James November 6, 2021 at 8:52 pm - Reply

      Only “thousands of pounds” more like tens of thousands of pounds? The scum are just not content with breaking the country and killing approximately 200K through gross incompetence whilst pissing public money to their friends and supporters – corrupt politicians rub salt into the. tory inflicted deep wounds by using their elected position to profit by skimming a bit off the top. At the same time these fraudsters target the disabled, sick, unemployed, poor – young and old to pay for their actions – morally incomprehensible! Yet what can you expect from the tories? Absolute scum!!!

  2. Esther November 7, 2021 at 12:52 am - Reply

    Re the “world we live in”…

    The TRUE “human condition” is about 2 pink elephants in the room and has never been on clearer display than with the deliberate global Covid Scam atrocity — study “The 2 Married Pink Elephants In The Historical Room –The Holocaustal Covid-19 Coronavirus Madness: A Sociological Perspective & Historical Assessment Of The Covid “Phenomenon”” at w w w d o t  CovidTruthBeKnown  d o t c o m

    “Between stimulus and response is your humanity.” — James Corbett, writer and analyst

    • Mike Sivier November 11, 2021 at 11:01 am - Reply

      What Covid scam is this – the one in which at least five million people worldwide have died of a new and deadly disease?

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