Monday, April 07, 2008

On this day

in 1976, MP John Stonehouse resigned from the Labour Party, leaving James Callaghan's government in a minority of one. Stonehouse was accused of faking his own death, and also faced 18 charges of theft, forgery, attempted insurance frauds and conspiracy.

Our current crop of politicians won't have to worry about being arrested as they've legalised fraud, theft and banditry, calling it expenses.

1 comment:

Roger Pearse said...

Good old John! Well I remember him, leaving his clothes on a beach and running off to Rio with a secretary.

Many of us have probably thought about doing this. But of course these days there is a shortage of secretaries prepared to agree, so of course it's out of the question.