The Tory party can normally rely on the support of hard working folks who just want to keep more of what they earn and make a better life for them and their families. Today it is sending a message out that it does not give a flying fuck about those folk, as long as its fat, out of touch, sleazy inner circle are looked after. The Tory party and David Cameron will not be forgiven for Maria Miller - Tory sleaze is back.
The Culture secretary has made a million quid profit flogging her house. It was the taxpayer who funded that “investment” as Maria Miller fiddled her expenses. Maria Miller stole money from hard working taxpayers to make herself even richer.
So out of touch, stupid or arrogant is David Cameron that he does not see how the continued presence of Mrs Miller as an MP let along a minister is a complete insult to the very folks who normally are his core constituency.
It is clear that a lot of Tories cannot sense that anger but instead blather on about how this is a media storm whipped up by papers who are hostile to Miller over gay marriage or Leveson. They assume that with these patent smears they can deflect attention from the key issue her: Mrs Miller has made a million quid by bending the rules and using taxpayer’s cash. And we the peasants are furious.
Thatcher or Tebbitt would have realised this. They understood how ordinary folks with real jobs felt because they were ordinary folks who had real jobs before heading to Westminster. The Tory leadership have minimal experience of a working life outside the media/political bubble of Westminster. They do not understand how we peasants think, how we resent our hard earned taxes being used in this way.
The longer Cameron allow Miller to stay in post the dafter he looks. That may Tories will punish him for this with a UKIP vote in the Euros is beyond doubt but the longer this drifts on the more chance there is of those voters not coming back. Miller should be sacked from the Cabinet at once and should not stand as an MP at the next election either. If she does Martin Bell or a UKIP equivalent would stand an awfully good chance of unseating the greedy pig.
I am off to Greece tomorrow where the politicians are a bunch of greedy, thieving pigs who are widely loathed by the electorate. Sound familiar Mrs Miller?