Monday morning blues
It may be remembered that Tory blogger Iain Dale, who authors Iain Dale's Diary, was very slow to post on the disgraced Tory MP Derek Conway's illegal activities, and when he did so, he disclosed that the reason why was because he is a friend of the disgraced Tory MP Derek Conway. And yet, this morning Iain Dale was very quick to post this. Whilst it is accepted that the Speaker of the House of Commons, Michael Martin, has behaved inappropriately over the misuse of airmiles, and should stand down, one must question what kind of yardstick Mr Dale is using to measure the wrongdoings of both the disgraced Tory MP Derek Conway, and Michael Martin, to put them in the same league?
In the comments section there is this interesting exchange:
Iain, before you jumped in with criticism of the Speaker, did you find out what other MPs do with the air miles they have accumulated on official business?
February 18, 2008 11:55 AM
Iain Dale said...
Yes, of course I rang all 659 of them. Idiot. This allegation has been made by newspapers over the last 2 days. Grow up.
February 18, 2008 12:08 PM
What on earth could be making Mr Dale see red? Could he be suffering from PMT?