Wednesday 10 June 2009

Tell Us, Mr Spink, What Do You Deserve Bricks Thrown At You For?

A public meeting to discuss the Independent MP’s expense claims was marred when Dr Spink revealed his greenhouse had been smashed by yobs the night before.

At the end of the heated meeting Dr Spink rounded on his opponents.

He said: “Please, please no more bricks. Tell your friends, those who don’t like what I’m doing, no more bricks.”
That seems reasonable. No matter what he's claimed, smashing his windows isn't going to help.

After all, he's surely learned his lesso..

Holding the bricks aloft in front of his audience, Dr Spink said: “I don’t deserve building bricks thrown at me for doing my job for you.”
Excuse me..?

I really don't think you are getting bricks hurled at your windows because you are 'doing your job'. Quite the opposite.

Unless, of course, you consider it's your job to fleece the taxpayer. What did he have to say for himself?
On Saturday, about 50 Castle Point residents turned up to quiz the MP at a public question and answer session at his Benfleet home and constituency office.

Some of the questioners wanted to know why he had spent £25,000 of taxpayers’ money doing up his second home in Westminster.

Dr Spink told the meeting he had been a long-time critic of the expenses system.

But when asked by the Echo why he continued to make claims despite his ideological opposition, Dr Spink answered he was using all facilities available to represent constituents’ interests.
Hmmm, yes. I think that'll go down in history alongside 'We had to destroy the village in order to save it...'

But, it seems it actually worked:
At the conclusion of the meeting, Dr Spink asked those attending to put their hands up if they thought he had acted irresponsibly with his allowances.

Of those who had gathered on his lawn, only six people put their hand up.
Either the people of Mr Spink's constituency are dumber than a sack of hammers, or perhaps the other 44 didn't want to reveal the bricks they were holding in their hands...


Mark Wadsworth said...

I can't help thinking, Dr S could have used the bricks to brick up the smashed windows.

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Paul said...

He's supposed to be a UKIP representative in parliament, isn't he? Funny thing is he seems to be rather at variance with UKIP policy (terrorism laws and so on).