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Old 09-04-2014, 08:02
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Culture and media secretary Maria Miller has resigned over her expenses controversy.

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Old 09-04-2014, 08:03
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Or to put it another way, victory for the media over Leveson.
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Old 09-04-2014, 08:10
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Or to put it another way, victory for the media over Leveson.
Well, she's my MP, and is utterly useless, not interested in the constituency, even before she became Culture Secretary. Oh and from here to Westminster by train, is more or less an hour (we're a commuter town FFS) so quite why she needed to claim for a second home at all is another matter that's not been explored.

Good Riddance, I won't be voting for her next May (I didn't in 2010).
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Old 09-04-2014, 08:16
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So the important question is who next for the DCMS post? And what effect might that have on broadcasting in the UK going forward?
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Old 09-04-2014, 08:22
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So the important question is who next for the DCMS post? And what effect might that have on broadcasting in the UK going forward?
It's bound to be another woman, and it's bound to be Esther Mcvey.
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Old 09-04-2014, 08:23
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So the important question is who next for the DCMS post? And what effect might that have on broadcasting in the UK going forward?
Esther McVey would be my guess. She's woman, northerner (so ticks the right boxes) and she used to be on a telly so she surely has to be an expert on the media. At least she can't know less about it than Miller.
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Old 09-04-2014, 08:24
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She shouldnt have been allowed to resign, she should have been sacked and prosecuted, just like normal people are who make "mistakes"
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Old 09-04-2014, 08:49
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Well, she's my MP, and is utterly useless, not interested in the constituency, even before she became Culture Secretary. Oh and from here to Westminster by train, is more or less an hour (we're a commuter town FFS) so quite why she needed to claim for a second home at all is another matter that's not been explored.

Good Riddance, I won't be voting for her next May (I didn't in 2010).
Sadly though you would well know that you could have a chimp wearing a blue rosette and they would win in Basingstoke.
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Old 09-04-2014, 09:08
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Looking forward to PMQ's today.

Should be lively and interesting.
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Old 09-04-2014, 09:12
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Looking forward to PMQ's today.

Should be lively and interesting.
I wonder if one of Milliband's questions will be along the lines of "Is the Prime Minister going to give his warm support to any other Cabinet ministers?"
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Old 09-04-2014, 09:13
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Sadly though you would well know that you could have a chimp wearing a blue rosette and they would win in Basingstoke.
Twas ever thus
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Old 09-04-2014, 09:18
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Looking forward to PMQ's today.

Should be lively and interesting.
and hypocritical

no MP is whiter than white regards expenses
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Old 09-04-2014, 09:24
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For James Naughtie's sake, it had better not be Jeremy Hunt again.

It's either going to be a woman, or a man already in the cabinet whose old job will go to a woman.
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Old 09-04-2014, 09:31
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I wonder if one of Milliband's questions will be along the lines of "Is the Prime Minister going to give his warm support to any other Cabinet ministers?"
And the answer will be "the honourable gentleman is doing an excellent job as leader of the opposition. I hope he stops in that position for years to come."
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Old 09-04-2014, 09:32
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Give it to Rob Wilson please.
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Old 09-04-2014, 09:40
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I wonder if one of Milliband's questions will be along the lines of "Is the Prime Minister going to give his warm support to any other Cabinet ministers?"
More than likely if Miliband has not had his out-of-date chip reprogrammed will be "when will Maria Miller quit"
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Old 09-04-2014, 09:42
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I would not rule out Helen Grant to replace Maria
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Old 09-04-2014, 09:52
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Esther McVey would be my guess. She's woman, northerner (so ticks the right boxes) and she used to be on a telly so she surely has to be an expert on the media. At least she can't know less about it than Miller.
McVile betrayed her Merseyside roots in defending the Bedroom Tax with its attacks on the disabled and poor,
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Old 09-04-2014, 10:14
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I would not rule out Helen Grant to replace Maria
Ah, the Sports Minister who couldn't answer a single question about sport

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk...z-8963319.html
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Old 09-04-2014, 10:52
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Ed Vaisey I would guess at, he's been a journalist, regular broadcaster and has been in the department before
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Old 09-04-2014, 10:57
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They have installed a party robot. Sajid Javid is the new secretary. Great...have to see more of him on TV.

Just a constant repeater of government policy with no deviation.
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Old 09-04-2014, 11:36
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Strange how when these cheats make a ''mistake'' it always goes in their favour, they never seem to make the ''mistake'' of under charging on their expenses.
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Old 09-04-2014, 11:38
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Well, she's my MP, and is utterly useless, not interested in the constituency, even before she became Culture Secretary. Oh and from here to Westminster by train, is more or less an hour (we're a commuter town FFS) so quite why she needed to claim for a second home at all is another matter that's not been explored.

Good Riddance, I won't be voting for her next May (I didn't in 2010).
Indeed. When I lived in Surbiton, I often got the Basingstoke train home from London. It was a right good fast one, with Surbiton as its first stop.
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Old 09-04-2014, 11:53
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Or to put it another way, victory for the media over Leveson.
Not wanting to defend her but yes I say yes it was revenge time.
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Old 09-04-2014, 12:19
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Not wanting to defend her but yes I say yes it was revenge time.
And didn't she and her SPAD play into their hands.
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