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    Ulster Unionist peer Lord Laird has resigned his party's whip amid accusations that he agreed to carry out parliamentary work for payment.
    BBC News - Lord Laird resigns whip over 'fake firm lobby offer'

    "Having reviewed the video footage on the Daily Telegraph website and other media reporting of Lord Laird's engagement with alleged lobbyists, I telephoned his home this morning (Sunday) and as a result he has relinquished the party whip, pending the outcome of the review of his behaviour that he has already requested of the relevant authorities at Westminster," Mr Nesbitt said.

    He told BBC Radio Ulster's Sunday Sequence: "Any sensible, right-minded person watching that video clip would form an opinion and that is not the opinion I would want for the Ulster Unionist Party.
    Not even the panto season yet and we have more lords a leaping, then you can shake a big thorn stick at. petunia

    Then again we will have to wait to see what the proper authorities at Westminster say.

    (I can't start a thread, so what do you think of Ulster Skats cheerleader Laird?) Vivabrigada
    Search it out for yourself and then work out the reasoning petunia

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    What's the Ulster Scots for "oh fck"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glaucon View Post
    What's the Ulster Scots for "oh fck"?
    Balax
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    Quote Originally Posted by mindgames View Post
    BBC News - Lord Laird resigns whip over 'fake firm lobby offer'



    Not even the panto season yet and we have more lords a leaping, then you can shake a big thorn stick at. petunia

    Then again we will have to wait to see what the proper authorities at Westminster say.

    (I can't start a thread, so what do you think of Ulster Skats cheerleader Laird?) Vivabrigada

    Onionists have been making issue over non-elected reps and have demanded punitive action be taken against them, what do they propose should happen to this piece of Lard?

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    Well and truly scooped it seems, video evidence too. Nice little golden egg position he has, milked 78,000 pounds in expenses in 2007/8, making him the most expensive peer, you'd think he'd splash out on decent suits with that money. No big loss to politics.

    BBC News - Expense claims: Lord Laird most expensive peer
    'Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theloner View Post
    Well and truly scooped it seems, video evidence too. Nice little golden egg position he has, milked 78,000 pounds in expenses in 2007/8, making him the most expensive peer, you'd think he'd splash out on decent suits with that money. No big loss to politics.

    BBC News - Expense claims: Lord Laird most expensive peer

    It's all tip of the iceberg stuff IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vivabrigada View Post

    Very informative link re that hobo, thanks Viva.

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    He's such a pompous, self-righteous b ollocks - couldn't happen to a nicer person.

    "Lord Laird told the Panorama undercover team that he would help start an All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Fiji.
    In the video, Lord Laird indicated that he would use the promise of a trip to Fiji as a "bribe" in order to get people to join the APPG. Undercover Reporter 1: Are we talking about getting ... this is a, a ... a chip to get us people on the APPG? Is that what you mean?"

    Undercover Reporter 2: Or to help out, I guess ...?"

    Lord Laird: It's a bri I'll deny having said this, but it's a bribe."

    Undercover reporter 1: "Right.""


    The video of the clown in action is embarrassing stuff.

    Video: Cash for questions: Lord Laird caught up in sting that forced Patrick Mercer to resign - Telegraph

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Boy View Post
    He's such a pompous, self-righteous b ollocks - couldn't happen to a nicer person.




    The video of the clown in action is embarrassing stuff.

    Video: Cash for questions: Lord Laird caught up in sting that forced Patrick Mercer to resign - Telegraph


    Concur with that sir, has to be said both these 'excuses' for politicians were fiercely anti-Irish.

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