There was his declaration of war against Murdoch. There is his continual nagging and bleating. There is the fact that he’s the business secretary when he has, as far as I can make out, no qualifications for the job.
Then we come to the VAT problem, which was described as being ‘an oversight’. Funny, isn’t it, how when an MP screws up his VAT, makes iffy expenses claims, or anything else that would have us dragged naked on a hurdle through town to the court regardless of if there was any intent on our part, it is always an oversight or an honest mistake?
Now, just to demonstrate that a LimpDim can be just as bottled pig shit thick as any Tory, Vinnie the Wire has been found dumping paperwork. Given the lack of continuing story, it would appear that Letwin’s faux pas did not include confidential documents. Well, we can’t have that, can we? Look kids! Here comes Batshitmental Man! He’s showing us all that he can make an arse of things in a far more effective fashion than a Tory ever could! See how it looks so effortless!
Unshredded paperwork containing letters from ministers was found dumped outside the business secretary’s Richmond and Twickenham office.
The transparent recycling bags also contained personal details of the Liberal Democrat’s constituents.
Holy breach of the Data Protection Act, Batshitmental Man!
Mr Cable said the blunder was an “unacceptable breach of privacy”.
Oh, does that mean he’s going to resign?
No, of course it doesn’t. It’s that whole Gordon Brown finding who is responsible thing, and sacking a minion, or an intern who is working for free anyway. Really all he has to do is look in a mirror. But he won’t. He’s an MP, you see, so is incapable of making a mistake, and when he does it’s an honest one, so it’s OK. For him. Not for you, so don’t get any ideas prole, it won’t wash.
I did give a little chuckle when I heard this news, I was convinced it was agents from Murdoch’s Eeeeevil army come to take out the man who dared to declare war on the old man, but it would appear not.
The paperwork was collected over a nine-month period by a local resident and was then handed to a local newspaper, the MP said.
Nine months! I’d love to know why this local resident was going through Vinnie’s bins, but that isn’t really the issue. So when Vince says:
A system is in place for shredding of confidential files and for safeguarding case work.
It means he’s a liar liar pants on fire, or he isn’t even competent enough to institute a regime for putting bits of paper into a shredder. Just to remind you, this man is the business secretary, the man who is tasked with getting businesses to turn our economy around, and he can’t even get a receptionist to shred some letters.
Give me strength.
Given his stunning lack of self-awareness, astonishing levels of hubris and complete absence of competence, you’d think I’d be calling for him to resign. But there’s no point, is there? Because the person who replaced him would be equally as incompetent and arrogant, because they’d be an MP, someone with no experience in the real world, no qualifications.
So, don’t bother sacking him, he can’t be any worse or any better than any replacement, and this is just so entertaining! What’s he going to do next? My money is on him tipping a toddler out of a pushchair and into the path of an oncoming bus.
Wolfer’s Note: I am obviously now back from Lisbon. It was very nice indeed, and can heartily recommend it to you all for a visit. Fags less than £4 a packet, that’s proper fags like what you can buy here, I didn’t even think to try the cheaper local brands.