Well well well! What a week! MPs expenses have been exposed by the Telegraph (after all the hard work was done by this person).
Its hard to know where to start! The government has been undertaking a smear campaign against GPs for the past 2-3 years. Finally we get our own back! I would say 98% of what was written about fatcat GPs was complete bullshit. They picked out a few high earning GPs and claimed we were all the same.
Now in parallel we have a variety of MPs who have been 'creative' with their expenses. Of course not all MPs have been misbehaving but they have been tarred with the same brush - much like we have eh?
What really grinds my gears is the complete lack of guilt the MPs have been showing. Ok, so the expenses system may have had very weak rules that could be bent so you could claim for all sorts of uncessary shit. You still have a moral obligation to do the right thing, to act 'honarably'. Just because you can claim for frivolous things that doesn't mean you should. Giving back the money just won't cut it. And as for the Speaker? He is responsible for overseeing all claims, if all these dodgy claims happened under his watch then he must take responsibilty for this. After all, if his expenses committee had done their job properly then none of these claims would have been approved.
My big worry is that this puts people off voting. If we don't vote then how can we change anything? If we don't vote your saying we don't care who gets in. If we don't vote then that mad racist homophobe down the road will and he'll vote in some equally racist homophobe.
Anyway, enough politics. Work has been ok this week. More partners working so thats helped. Practice manager wants me to help do the Pandemic flu planning and looking at workload issues. Should be interesting, said I'd only do it if he gives me some time off clinical sessions. I foresee we will be arguing about workload problems. Must make sure I read the BMA salaried contract and make sure we stick to that.
Just finished series 1 of The Wire. How cool is that series? Got series 2 and will start watching it with the wife when we get some time.
Anyone see the end of Heroes series 3 on TV the other night? What a heap of shit that series is turning into. Not sure I can be bothered to watch the next series.
Enough inane ramblings. Catch you later!