The Professors passion for "The Science of Deceit" started here...

Employed by the Ministry (in a covert capacity) to help introduce the law ending dishonest politics, you can see his hand all over the posts of past.

Current political circumstances have forced him to reveal himself and as we speak, MPs are signing up to re-introduce The Elected Representatives (Prohibition of Deception) Bill for debate with over 80,000 voters supporting them.

Posts before Jan '08 are purely for the record (with hindsight they make fascinating reading). Posts after May 13th mark the Professor's return.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

PC Harriet Harman

Talk is cheap - money pay da rent.

A cracking pronouncement from HH on her website re. the new job. No less than a serious declaration of intent...

"As Leader of the House of Commons I have pledged to be the "policewoman" in
the cabinet who ensures that ministers show respect for MPs and that the new
emphasis on putting Parliament first must be enforced.

That was one of the things that I said in my deputy leadership campaign,
that I felt that people wanted to see no spin, no briefings, no leaking,
respect for Parliament

Everybody has recognised that there has been an erosion of confidence in our
political institutions and a climate of cynicism, this has not just been
about the government. It has affected voter turnout and low voter turnout
undermines the legitimacy of Parliament.

This is a problem that needs to be addressed. This is a very important time
to be taking over as leader of the House. Because what the House does and
what happens in the House, everybody agrees, is critical to turning that
lack of legitimacy around."
We've been granted facetime with the new leader of the House and for the time-being Ministry Towers seems to have turned into a betting shop. High volumes of low denomination (unmarked etc.) banknotes are changing hands as we speak. Current odds are strongly against her supporting the Misrepresentation of the Peoples Act.

I've never been a betting man but couldn't resist taking a piece of the action. There is no doubt whatsoever in my mind that we will be unceremoniously ejected from her office - even if it's only for grevious crimes of flatulence (I am a little nervous).

"I felt that people wanted to see no spin, , no briefings, no leaking, respect for Parliament ".

We shall see just how much substance lies behind this.

Naturally, we'll keep you posted.


  1. FabFiveFreddie14 Aug 2007, 12:05:00

    Shurely shome mishtake. Shouldn't her head be on the horse's arse ?

  2. I heard she's a bit of a dish. Get her number.

  3. Takes some kind of arrogance to christen yourself the Policewoman of Parliament.

    Setting herself up for a fall

  4. I'd love to see her fall on her face, smug cow.

  5. I don't see how she can refuse to support the act having made that comment - but she undoubtedly will...

  6. How has she responded to Sir Alastair Graham's comments about the position of the Committee on Standards in Public Life?