Grass Up Grayling

No-one like a grass.  But people hate politicians even more.  Especially lying Tory bastards like Chris Grayling.  So let’s snitch.

Problem is who too, and what for?  The Beeb, who know about this kind of stuff, say examples of Contempt of Parliament could include:

“Examples of contempt include giving false evidence to a parliamentary committee, threatening a Member of Parliament, forging documents and attempting to bribe members. “

Which seems to cover Chris Grayling’s outright lies when questioned by the Work and Pensions Committee last week.   If Grayling is found guilty of Contempt of Parliament he could, in theory, be committed to the Clock Tower under Big Ben.  Which would be kind of a laugh.  This hasn’t happened since 1886, when secularist Charles Bradlaugh took his seat in Parliament despite refusing to take a religious oath.  Grayling’s fibs are far less noble, but sadly these days he would be more likely to be suspended or expelled from Parliament.

It’s entirely possible that if the Work and Pensions Committee members are made aware of Grayling’s lies and take no action then they may be in Contempt of Parliament themselves.  So let’s make sure they know all about it.  Below is a list of the member of the Work and Pensions Committee, along with contact details.

Harriett Baldwin (acting Chair of the meeting and the person who asked the question Grayling was responding to)
@HBaldwinMP
harriett.baldwin.mp@parliament.uk
http://www.facebook.com/harriettbaldwin
Tory

Karen Bradley
@karen__bradley
karen.bradley.mp@parliament.uk
Tory

Sheila Gilmore
@SheilaGilmoreMP
sheila.gilmore.mp@parliament.uk
Labour

Debbie Abrahams
@Debbie_abrahams
debbie.abrahams@parliament.uk
http://www.facebook.com/Debbie.Abrahams
Labour

Glenda Jackson
@glendajacksonmp
jacksong@parliament.uk
Labour

Brandon Lewis
@BrandonLewis
office@brandonlewis.org
http://www.facebook.com/BrandonLewisMP
Tory

Teresa Pearce
teresa.pearce.mp@parliament.uk
@tpearce003
Labour

Andrew Bingham
@HighPeakAndrew
andrew.bingham.mp@parliament.uk
http://www.facebook.com/AndrewBinghamMP
Tory

Stephen Lloyd
stephen.lloyd.mp@parliament.uk
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Stephen-Lloyd-MP/190616671039197
Tory in disguise

Not present

Committee Chair
Dame Anne Begg
@annebegg
anne.begg.mp@parliament.uk
Labour

Oliver Heald
oliver.heald.mp@parliament.uk
Tory

14 responses to “Grass Up Grayling

  1. We have more dirt on A4E, the performance figures may have been largely ignored by the MSM, but I doubt these revelations will be.

    Weeks after making a large donation to a think-tank which is little more than a front for funnelling money to the Conservative party, Emma Harrison and a group from A4E were sat with Grayling and IDS (amongst others) discussing how A4E could benefit from the state’s withdrawal from provision from numerous services. Bids competing with A4E were sent straight to the shredder for contracts they have effectively been promised, no matter how competitive their bid. Grayling receiving payments from several companies bidding for workfare contracts. Whistles are being blown, we have corroborating evidence, testimony from witnesses, and a significantly detailed paper trail.

  2. Interesting, care to show us, or tell us where you plan to show us :)

  3. Good idea. Perhaps if you bullet pointed the argument facts so people could constuct their own letters etc, it would help us all make sure were being factual and accurate? So many thanks

  4. stated Above

    It’s entirely possible that if the Work and Pensions Committee members are made aware of Grayling’s lies and take no action then they may be in Contempt of Parliament themselves. So let’s make sure they know all about it. Below is a list of the member of the Work and Pensions Committee, along with contact details.

    Thanks for those names and contact details I will be e-mailing and let you know if I receive any sort of reply-)

    All4Emma,
    you stated

    Grayling receiving payments from several companies bidding for workfare contracts. Whistles are being blown, we have corroborating evidence, testimony from witnesses, and a significantly detailed paper trail.

    Fantastic I will truly look forward to reading about that!

  5. I cannot comment much further until certain documents have been authenticated beyond a reasonable doubt. Once that process is complete all the available evidence will be uploaded for public scrutiny, and sent to relevant parties in government.

    • ok, will look forward to it!

    • Well, that’s explosive enough. Not only would Grayling lose his ministerial job and his parliamentary seat, he’d be facing a spell at Her Majesty’s Pleasure. Might IDS himself be implicated in this? And, given Cameron’s past associations with Coulson and Brooks, and his present Cruddas-related woes, could his premiership survive yet another scandal?

      I shall sit google-eyed and await events.

      • I would love to think this would happen. But given how utterly corrupt the system and the tories are I don’t hold out much hope. Good luck though.

  6. DWP are rejecting most FoI requests saying they cost more than the £600 limit OR that they are unsure about what “workfare” is.

    This FOI (http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/107876/response/267296/attach/html/2/FOI952%20response%2023.03.12.pdf.html) seems to suggest that the department is still working on making the legal changes regarding sanctions for Work Experience – despite the announcement being made on the 29th February saying no one will be sanctioned.

    It seems to suggest that people are still receiving letters threatening with sanctions and at this time policy and law changes have NOT been made.

  7. Please tell me what exactly it will take to shame this most corrupt of Parliaments?
    There is nothing it won’t say or do in order to ram through a whole host of fascist policies,many of which have been partially,or wholly,implemented before they are even on the statute books.
    All of this with the aid of the contemptible FibDems & a compliant & supine Labour opposition.
    Nothing,short of an insurrection,is going to stop these bastards.

  8. Thanks so much to all of you who are doing this research and digging – it really is very much appreciated and I look forward to reading further revelations.

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