|Spin on it; I'm a minister and I'll go to the Lords @ £300+ a day!|
I used to think that Simon Hughes was a Liberal Democrat. I’ve come to the conclusion that he isn’t. Political Scrapbook has been keeping track of the man and his hypocrisy.
Here is their list:
He called stealth privatisation in the Health Bill “unacceptable” … then voted for it at every stage of its passage.
He lied about abstaining on parliamentary votes affecting housing rights for thousands of his constituents.
He applauded gay marriage at Lib Dem conference … after abstaining during third reading citing his religious views.
He said that the benefit cap should be dropped … after voting with the Tories for it.
He told the Commons that councils should have planning powers to restrict betting shops … then voted with the Tories against such a measure.
|Keep back though, I'm not THAT much on your side|
He claimed difficulties during the London riots “demonstrated the case against cuts” to the police … then voted to cut the police.
He called for the NHS Risk Register to be published, then said that “governments are entitled to resist requests for information”
And, of course, he said that he wouldn’t take a government job … and then he took one!
He said of the bedroom tax: “it is not practical to insist that people move if there is nowhere for them to move to” … and then he voted with the Tories to keep it.
He repeatedly voted to reduce local authority budgets … then he claimed that councils’ cuts were “politically motivated”
As a bisexual man, being elected to parliament on the most notoriously homophobic campaign in British political history against Labour’s gay candidate.
Is there anything about this bloke that is anyway half decent?