David Laws Resignation

I was sorry to hear that David Laws has resigned, as whilst he is not a Conservative, nevertheless in this brave new world of coalition politics I have been impressed with the way in which he had started his new job as Chief Secretary to the Treasury, supporting George Osborne as he has.

From what I have read he was paying his partner to rent a room in London and he is unfortunate in that the rules states an MP was not allowed to pay rent to his partner, but could to a third party.

It seems to me rather a shame that in this day and age anyone feels the need to keep the fact that they are gay a secret, but he wanted to keep his private life and sexuality, private and he says that is why he did not declare his co-habitation or perhaps his partner wanted to keep their relationship quiet, but that is their choice.

Had he openly rented a flat and lived with his partner he would have cost the ‘tax payer’ a great deal more, how bizarre.

David Laws clearly did not gain financially from the arrangement and so it seems odd to me for him to now be forced to resign now.

Strangely had he declared his relationship and sort advice when the Telegraph instigated witch hunt was taking place about his expenses claims it would now be something in the past, just as it is for the majority of those MPs in the new Cabinet.

Indeed its even odder when you think that he has been in his job for two weeks and part of the team making some of the most fundamental urgent decisions facing this county today and that team had lost a key member, effectively over saving the ‘tax payer’ money; or maybe being a gay backbench Lib Dem MP is one thing, holding one of the most high profile cabinet positions is something entirely different? – I certainly do hope not.

This county needs a quality of political thought at its highest levels to get us out of the muddle we are in, the people of the county have spoken and we are to do that in coalition, resignations such as David Laws will undoubtedly test the new coalition’s unity & resolve.

About askcolinnoble
I'm a Conservative politician-lite, I dabble a bit in Party Politics with my main focus of working hard and being a strong voice for my community making sure local government delivers quality services and fellow residents get value for money for their hard earned money they pay in Council tax | Where this Gravatar appears and I am expressing my views or liking something I do so in a personal capacity and does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of Suffolk County Council, Forest Heath District Council, the Conservative Party or come to think of it anyone else | But having said the above at an election time and to stay legal anything I write is promoted by Lance Stanbury on behalf of Colin Noble, both at West Suffolk Conservative Association, Unit 8, Swan Lane Business Park, Exning, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 7FN

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