I’m not sure what all the fuss is about…

The fuss about Jacqui Smith’s Husband watching porn at our expense I understand. I’m as outraged as everybody else (That is to say, not particularly outraged, just a bit miffed. I, like I suspect most people, have ‘Outrage Fatigue’). It’s our money, and it’s not for that.
I get the fuss about McNulty. He doesn’t need a second home, his constituency is close enough to London and our money isn’t there to tart up his mum’s place.
But Nigel Griffiths antics in his office, I’m not so sure.
Is it because he was having sex in his office? People have sex in their offices all the time (I’m sure) and to be honest, it’s none of my business. Ok, so it was his office at Westminster, but still, it’s none of my business. I can see if he was busy having it off with his floozy when he should have been in the chamber earning the wages I pay him, then I would be a little annoyed, but it was after hours, when the office would normally have been vacant.
Is it because it was at Westminster? I’m sure it was not the first time it’s happened (after all, taxpayers regularly get fucked at Westminster) and I’m sure it won’t be the last. Would it have been ok for him to carry on with his mistress in his constituency office? Both are taxpayer-funded.
Is it because he’s cheating on his wife? Again, people have affairs all the time, and again, MP or not, it’s none of my business. Because he tried to gag NOTW? Fair enough, caught out, lied about it -nothing new there for the adulterous- went to court. Case thrown out and justice was done. He’s in public life, and he’s fair game for the press. That’s how it works, he should either have been more careful or not done it at all, but that’s life. Nothing to be outraged about there. Because he downloaded the pictures to his laptop? Presumably, he didn’t buy the laptop JUST to put porny pictures on, so my money would have been spent anyway.
Because it was on Remembrance Day? Well, maybe, but I’m sure he was not the only person to have sex on Remembrance Day. Because we are his employer? Well, I suppose it depends on the employer but any employee of mine having sex in the offices wouldn’t concern me at all, provided they didn’t make leave a mess and locked up after themselves. And didn’t try to claim overtime!
So I’m sorry, but I’m just not sure what all the fuss is about.


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