Monday, June 22, 2009

Michael Martin, Labour MP resigns in disgrace!

Dear All

The former speaker of the House of Commons Michael Martin has formally stood down as an MP after a campaign to force him from Public Office.

He leaves this position in disgrace, the first speaker forced from Office in 300 years.

In keeping with Commons tradition, the Chancellor of the Exchequer has appointed Mr Martin to be Steward and Bailiff of the Manor of Northstead, this is a technical device to allow him to stand down as an MP.

In recent days, television crews have been to Glasgow North West, were the people had hardly been singing Martin’s praises. In fact he is highlighted for his absence from the people who he is supposed to represent.

There is no date set for the by-election and it looks like a straight fight between the Labour Party and the Scottish National Party. No Candidates have formally been announced by either party but it is expected that Willie Bain, Labour Activist will fight it out with Grant Thoms of the SNP.

Michael Martin will of course receive a peerage and be elevated to the House of Lords; personally I think his conduct in Public Office warrants the removal of that privilege.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

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