Good God, are we hiring fuckwits as MPs?May 27, 2015 Tim WorstallYour Tax Money At Work22 Comments Ian Austin ✔ @IanAustinMP Taken 2.5 hours to get from Victoria to Westminster thanks to black cabs demo. How do I sign up for @Uber so I never have to use one again? 3:27 PM – 26 May 2015 It’s one and a quarter miles you divvie. You can crawl it in less than 2.5 hours. previousTim Lang really is a ghastly little fascist, isn’t he?nextYep, still looking for a job 22 thoughts on “Good God, are we hiring fuckwits as MPs?” Davy May 27, 2015 at 8:07 am If you read his subsequent tweet, you’d know he was on his own car, stuck in traffic. Fact checking, Tim. It’s considered useful. Tim Worstall May 27, 2015 at 8:07 am Why fact check when you can insult? dearieme May 27, 2015 at 8:27 am In the Toxdadger they fact-check, and then carry the story only if it is wrong. Or so I suppose. Andrew M May 27, 2015 at 8:31 am Or two stops on the tube. It’s not as if anybody would have recognised him. Surreptitious Evil May 27, 2015 at 8:35 am I regularly walk from Victoria to Horse Guards Avenue. Anyway, anybody taking their car in to Central London when they don’t need to, even if they have a special parking place, is presumably some degree of fuckwit. agn May 27, 2015 at 8:42 am Questions by Tim to which the answer is obvious Bloke in North Dorset May 27, 2015 at 9:22 am “Anyway, anybody taking their car in to Central London when they don’t need to, even if they have a special parking place, is presumably some degree of fuckwit.” Especially when the cabbie’s protest was well known. And he presumes to be so knowledgeable that he can pass laws the rest of us. Squander Two May 27, 2015 at 9:41 am Yes, just choosing to drive into Westminster for work marks him out as a fuckwit, black cab protest or not. “OMG WHY IS THERE A TRAFFIC JAM HERE? IN LONDON???? WTF??????” Andrew M May 27, 2015 at 10:06 am Apparently he had driven down from Dudley (where he is MP). So he couldn’t have just abandoned his car in Victoria. No doubt if he’d known he would be stuck for two and a half hours, he would have stuck it in a car park in Victoria and walked. Also driving into central London early afternoon is hardly peak traffic time, and it’s perfectly doable. So no, not really a fuckwit. MyBurningEars May 27, 2015 at 10:15 am London could do with a king sized park and ride scheme. I often drive to the London outskirts from the back of beyond then hop on a tube or train, but only my local knowledge of parking zones etc makes it worthwhile. Ian Bennett May 27, 2015 at 10:17 am As a general note, we’ve been hiring fuckwits as MPs for as long as I can remember. Henry Crun May 27, 2015 at 10:28 am On a more general note, we elect them to be MPs. More fool us. dearieme May 27, 2015 at 10:37 am He has to use his car; his surname is the clue. Bloke in Germany May 27, 2015 at 10:41 am Presumably the area around Westminster is shortly going to get Zil lanes. Squander Two May 27, 2015 at 11:05 am Andrew, > No doubt if he’d known he would be stuck for two and a half hours He’s an MP. It was industrial action. It was announced in advance. Everyone knew what its effect would be. If he didn’t know about it, he’s a fuckwit. Either his secretary told him and he ignored them, or he’s a fuckwit for hiring a fuckwit of a secretary. The Stigler May 27, 2015 at 11:42 am S2, “Yes, just choosing to drive into Westminster for work marks him out as a fuckwit, black cab protest or not.” Yeah. Sounds like he was car-sharing, but in that case, you park the car at somewhere like Watford and take the train to Euston. (I sometimes drive to Slough, park and take the train in to Paddington to avoid getting completely stiffed by FGW). Russell Seitz May 27, 2015 at 12:39 pm Better them than deadbeats. Eight weeks and counting. AndyC May 27, 2015 at 12:50 pm He should have just abandoned his car, got out and walked home. It turned out OK for Michael Douglas in ‘Falling Down’. Jim May 27, 2015 at 1:16 pm Hey, lets not be too hard here, a Socialist is getting an education in the realities of life. You never know it might make him think. Highly unlikely I know, but every oak tree has to start with an acorn. Surreptitious Evil May 27, 2015 at 3:33 pm London could do with a king sized park and ride scheme. Isn’t that the point of Milton Keynes? Jorb May 28, 2015 at 12:39 am Umm, always. No one who’s not a fuckwit wants the job Jorb May 28, 2015 at 12:40 am Milton Keynes has a point?: Other than a boot stamping…. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.