Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Tony Blair appointed Steward and Bailiff of the Three Hundreds of Chiltern

One of the interesting curiosities of the House of Commons is that an MP can't resign. Apparently that is due to a rule dating from 1623.

However, it seems that if an MP takes office for profit under the crown then he can no longer be an MP and so the seat becomes vacant.

So today Gordon Brown, The Chancellor of the Exchequer has this day appointed the Right Honourable Anthony Charles Lynton Blair to be Steward and Bailiff of the Three Hundreds of Chiltern.

I wonder if he enjoyed signing that piece of paper?

5 comments:

erik said...

I note you frequently quote al-bbc, Benedict.
Take a look at their true credentials
and seriously consider my previous comments!

erik said...

Bolton talks good sense
While that fu-king moron beckett behaves normally
For Chr-st sake, when are they gonna wake up?

Benedict White said...

Erik, forgive me, but I am a Haaretz reader, and can't stand the Jerusalem post.

I frequently quote from the BBC because it is handy and often accurate, or at least the website is.

erik said...

more delusions

erik said...

Haaretz, JP, whatever. The point was that al-beeb has Hamas employees, or at least stringers, after specifically denying it.
(But then again they are bare-faced liars, and further more, at this point, dumb bastards if they thought Hamas had their terrorist loving journalist!)
The second point was to compare JB comments with MB comments.
Nowhere was I raising the point of quality of publication.
I try to read'em all.