Monday, August 10, 2009

A cleanout in the UK

According to the Guardian 120 UK Labour MPs - a third of their caucus - are expected to quit at the next election. 63 have already said they're going. And that's in addition to the unknown number who will be forcibly de-elected by their angry constituents.

The primary reason is apparently a crack-down on secondary employment, which will "prevent them realising their earning potential". And naturally, they're timing their departures to take advantage of the UK Parliament's generous severance package.

Good riddance is all I can say. UK Labour has been sick for a very long time, and the attitudes on display here are simply further evidence of it. And with these self-serving parasites gone, perhaps Labour can regain its position as a party of the left, rather than a continuation of Thatcher.