Sunday, 25 January 2015

Bashir bashing


The story of pinball MEP Amjad Bashir rumbles on.

Mr Bashir, a former Conservative, was elected as a UKIP MEP last year.

Before the defection was announced, UKIP suspended him and said he was being investigated for matters including "unanswered financial and employment questions" and "interference" with candidate selection processes.

I see no problems with our elected representatives swapping parties. Kicking against party discipline is no bad thing, but sadly I don't see in Mr Bashir a trend towards more independent political principles.

A reminder from Wikipedia:-

Amjad Mahmood Bashir (born 17 September 1952) is a Member of the European Parliament for the Yorkshire and the Humber region for the Conservative Party. He was elected in 2014 for the UK Independence Party and defected to the Conservative Party on 24 January 2015. Earlier on the same day, UKIP announced that they had suspended his membership and that he is under a continuing investigation over various allegations of impropriety.

Whether or not Cameron should have welcomed him back is one for the pundits. On reflection and taking everything into account I think I'd have told him to f**k off. 

For a more considered analysis try Adam Collyer and Witterings.


Michael said...

I don't really need 'considered comment', it just comes down to guys and gals thinking they're special, while taking expenses and gobbling out political garbage like turkeys.

Demetrius said...

Alice in Wonderland, The Mock Turtles Song aka Lobster Quadrille has meaning and perhaps makes more sense.

A K Haart said...

Michael - it is garbage and I don't think they even care.

Demetrius - yes there are similarities as Cameron asks Bashir -

"Will you, won't you, will you, won't you, will you join the dance?"

WitteringsfromWitney said...

My thanks for the link - and for thinking my view 'considered'-much appreciated.

A K Haart said...

Witterings - you're welcome.