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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Friday, October 19, 2007

2nd Reading today !!!

The Elected Representatives (Prohibition of Deception) Bill is scheduled for a second reading today. Sadly there are 31 other Private Members Bills ahead of us so in real terms it's extremely unlikely we'll get any time on the floor of the House.

Downing street E-petition is doing OK but growth rate is definitely slowing - only 70 names added yesterday. Hmmm.

Had some very amusing e-mails forwarded to us - responses from MPs to their constituents over whether they'd support the Bill. We're collating them and will post a top ten shortly. Don't forget to send yours in - you can write directly to your MP asking them to support the Bill here.


  1. lol for freedom.

  2. Oh dear oh dear, what happened? 2:30 came, the clerk called the name of the Bill, and your precious sponsor wasn't there to move it. Did he promise you to be there? Because if he did, he was lying and should go to jail.

    Although he got you out of a tight spot, because anyone who knows anything about this thinks your bill is a joke.

  3. Dear Anonymous,

    Surely "anyone who knows anything". would know that the House had run out of time for debate, hence Adam and the proposers of the other 30 Bills that didn't get time for a reading on Friday weren't in attendance.

    Perhaps if you weren't such a pussy you'd have put a name to your comment so we could see if you really were someone who knows something or just another armchair cynic with what looks like a sherry stain on his lap but stinks of piss

  4. After the interruption of business, Bills can still make progress. The second reading needs to be moved, but if any MP says "object" the second reading is deferred. However, no-one was there to move the Bill.

    The Bill is a joke. Adam Price wasn't there because he knows it but doesn't dare tell you to your (unseen on TV) face.

  5. I'm curious to why the bill is a joke - I see no reason given other than a statement of opinion but then no name is given either - ah the truisms of anonymous coward.

    Well a governmental system based upon a decade of overt spin and half truths has led to the situation that many people think that our government is no laughing matter - it instead appears untrustworthy, dishonest and many have little confidence in it.

    But then you can always argue that this has been the case for a long time. So why not change it?

    Anonymous coward seems to wish us not to entertain this idea, but instead to accept the mantra of TINA (there is no alternative) and go quietly about our business.

    MPs are employed by us, paid for by us and they work for us. If Great Britain is a PLC, they are the board and we are the owners.

    I don't see why we shouldn't be told the truth by our employees.

  6. if an mp and all mp's backed this bill, it may restore public faith in politics and mp's, so the question you all should ask is why wont they all back this bill?
    something to hide, you be the judge..