I just heard the 'Honourable' Member for Rhondda, Chris Bryant MP, utter the following words on the BBC in reference to the behaviour of senior police officers and employees of News International and I think I quote him word for word:
People seem to have lost their sense of decency.
This is the very same Chris Bryant who photographed himself wearing nothing but his Y-fronts as a means of advertsing himself for a homosexual liaison via the internet. Speaking of the incident later:
Bryant later reflected upon his photograph scandal, saying "It was a wound but it's a rather charming scar now. I had a period when I barely slept and it was horrible, but I'm very lucky in having a supportive set of friends – MP friends and others – and they looked after me." [My emphasis]
This is also the same Chris Bryant who claimed £92k over 5 years for expenses. In addition:
During that time he flipped his second-home expenses twice, claimed mortgage interest expenses that started at £7,800 per year before rising (after flipping) to £12,000 per year. He also claimed £6,400 in stamp duty and other fees on his most recent purchase, and £6,000 per year in service charges. A claim that he made for £58,493.26, almost three times the annual maximum, in 2004, was disallowed.
He began adult life as a Tory and as a priest in the Anglican Church. Obviously he found both activities too testing for his frail faith. The difference between the 'Honourable' Chris Bryant and some hack from the News of the World is precisely and exactly the difference between a louse and a flea, to quote the great Doctor of yesteryear. That the people of Rhondda returned this nasty, a1, hypocritical, little shit to parliament speaks volumes for the inherent stupidity of the Welsh.
I have mentioned before the advice of the late Auberon Waugh that when faced with a politician on a soap-box it is necessary to shout, "Show us your willy!" Given Mr. Bryant's history perhaps, "Cover up your willy!" might be more appropriate. In any event, he should always and forever be treated with the utter, sneering contempt he so richly deserves.
Quotes from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Bryant
ADDITIONAL: I have simply run out of vituperation so, and I hope he will forgive me for quoting him at length in the unlikely event that he ever reads this, but Andrew Pierce in The Daily Mail has listed the previous form of Keith 'Vazeline' Vaz MP, the oily greaser who chairs the committee investigating the ex-Commissioner of the Yard:
But then Mr Vaz is no stranger to controversy. To give but three examples ... In March 2001, he was censured by the Commons standards and privileges committee after an investigation into financial wrongdoing. Elizabeth Filkin, standards watchdog at the time, accused Vaz of obstructing her inquiries into a significant number of allegations.
The former minister for Europe was investigated again by the Commons authorities over his links to the billionaire Indian Hinduja brothers — linked with a corruption probe in India — after they had secured UK passports.
In December 2001, he was again criticised by Filkin for preventing her from ‘obtaining accurate information about his possible financial relationship with the Hinduja family’.
In February 2002, he was finally suspended from the Commons for one month — one of the longest suspensions — by the standards and privileges committee for ‘serious breaches’ of the code of conduct of MPs. He had made untrue allegations about a former policewoman.
Just the man, then, to take the moral high ground if the embattled copper turns up tomorrow — as long as our Keith can put aside the thorny issue of their mutual friend. [A reference to the fact that in 2009, 'Vazeline', too, was a guest at the champagne wedding of Stephen Purdew, the MD of Champneys Health Club and one of the causes of the Commissioner's resignation. Another guest, according to Pierce, was Rebekah Brooks - who'da thunk it?]