David Lammy Strikes Again!

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I’m beginning to really warm to David Lammy.

Perhaps I was too quick to write him off as a man who simply abused his position and the trust afforded to him by the poor schmucks good people that voted him in. There’s much more to him.

You’ll recall the business about his expenses. You know, how he claimed £25,263 for that handy second home between April 2003 and March 2004. Apparently the commute from Tottenham to Westminster is an absolute killer.

Well, old Dave is back.

On the face of it, Lammy’s leaflet delivered door to door in his Tottenham constituency is a good thing. A noble thing. ‘Local Accident & Emergency Under Threat’ blasts a bold red headline. He’s actually campaigning against a decision of the very government he is a Minister in.

Now you may say that shows character. A bit of daring do. But if you’re that at odds with your own party, isn’t this an indicator you need to either cross the floor or …quit?

‘I’m deeply concerned’ , says Dave. Dave, you’re not the only one mush.

Not only he is campaigning against his own government in order to save his own neck come May, he’s sent the bill to … his constituents.  At the bottom of the brochure lies the small print: “This publication is funded from the Communications Allowance”.

The rules say: The Communications Allowance provides funds to allow you, as a Member of Parliament, to communicate proactively with your constituents and inform them about your Parliamentary duties. You may claim up to £10,000 per year from this allowance.

So that’s all just dandy then.

Labour may be out of office, but they’re still busy picking the last pennies from public purse. Bless ’em.

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  • melcyid says:


  • TommyHarmer says:

    This man …… what a waste of space. The bit I really like is him going to the government and asking for their help in keeping Spurs in the borough that has effectively ignored them throughout their existence. As though the Tories will listen to HIM!! Whilst the thought still seemed plausible that loads of community projects could be screwed out of Spurs whilst simultaneously loading them with all kinds of financial burdens and restraints on transport infra-stucture development, Lammy said nothing; he certainly did not support Spurs in any even-handed way, but just, along with the New Labour government in general, saw them as a cash-cow. Now he LOVES us, and wants us to stay forever. Disgrace.

  • Sid Trotter says:

    erm he’s not a minister? as he’s in the worng party

  • Woden says:

    Someone with a moniker of such literary heritage as Harry Hotspur should know how to spell derring-do. Regarding your political commentary, I would say stick to football, but I think most people wish you’d find some other pastime.

    • Harry Hotspur says:

      I could call myself Reggie Rembrandt. It wouldn’t guarantee my ability to paint.

      So he’s a shadow minister. I sit corrected.

      On the derring front, this was definitely an instance of daring. I spoke to some one closely involved.

    • Essexian76 says:

      Explain yourself Sir? as you appear to have more than a little grudge thing going with HH.
      Elucidate please, give us the merest hint of your wisdom, as it appears on this site that we’re all ill informed morons who haven’t a clue as to the workings of Westminster and governmental issues. I’m always willing to learn and find that an explained argument is rather good for the intellect, whereas a snipe or barbed comment matters not a jot!

  • melcyid says:

    snoods will be banned after july the 1st.wot about poncey gloves and undershirts under short sleeve tops.scruffy bunch of pansies.PERRYMAN WORE SHORT SLEEVES ALL WINTER.and according to al gore it is warmer now. :freu

    • MysteriousStranger says:

      Are BAE and Azza going then? Pretty sure somone is doing a roaring trade supplying Spurs players with gloves at the mo’.

      Don’t see what the players are wearing as making much difference anyway. If Tevez fancies wearing a snood, we get to miss out on looking at his neck scars. Unless we want to make him feel self conscious, and less comfortable in his own skin (erm…) in which case let the bans commence tomorrow :lol:

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