an idea fit for R3?
an idea fit for R3?
"Society is indeed a contract. It is a partnership in all science; a partnership in all art; a partnership in every virtue, and in all perfection. As the ends of such a partnership cannot be obtained in many generations, it becomes a partnership not only between those who are living, but between those who are living, those who are dead, and those who are to be born.”
Were this May 1968 it would be another matter. Kick out the right wing slanted b.o.d., elect a new DG accountable to regular recall on double average national pay rate, first and thenceforth allowing for campaign platforms and support groups, tendencies and factions. But in today's cultural climate it's a question of Popular Fronts around maintaining and improving quality and objectivity, letters to the press and Mininstry of, ahem, Culture.
On the surface, one might think she was miserly by inclination. Then there's this to make any thinking more robust:
On 19th May 2009 the Daily Telegraph revealed that Goodman had claimed £519.31 for use of a cottage on her expenses, and had submitted hotel bills dated two months prior to her becoming an MP. Goodman argued that she was carrying out Parliamentary business when using the cottage and thus her claim was accepted. The claim for the hotel stay was rejected due to the fact she wasn't an MP at the time thus not entitled to claim expenses for that period. She was subsequently given a clean bill of health by the independent Legg Inquiry into MPs expenses and was not required to pay any money back.
Goodman was critical of attempts to reform MPs' expenses stating if second homes were lost and travel allowances cut then "stress, mental ill-health, divorce, etc would explode". "Mental ill-health" indeed. What quaint phraseology. What cleverness in argument and the language of escalation where things matter to her. Looks like another unreal, Oxford educated, emotional skinflint/money grabber, albeit a GMB member and a Christian Socialist, natch. Sadly, it hardly matters what any of us thinks.
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