Sunday, March 01, 2009

A Waldorf Salad - With Extra Twat

Aside from the fact that he's a nasty little class warrior with bags of chips hanging from his armpits, I could never quite get my head around why Derek Simpson was so keen to rush to Michael Martin's defence over his expenses. Now this story in the Mail makes it a lot clearer:

"One of the leaders of Britain's largest trade union has enjoyed the use of a £399-a-night hotel suite within yards of his office - to save a 35-minute journey to his £800,000 grace-and-favour home.

Derek Simpson, 64, the joint leader of Unite and a leading critic of 'fat-cat' banking bosses, has spent nights at the five-star Waldorf Hilton hotel in London, just 600 yards from his office.

The union has now confirmed that Mr Simpson used the hotel, and astonishingly has justified it by claiming that staying at the Waldorf was vital to his status as a union leader. Mr Simpson's performance would be undermined if 'the union prioritised cheapness of accommodation above appropriate facilities and location'."

On one level I don't care about this very much. Yes it's true that Labour has given plenty of money to the Unions over the years, but in essence all Simpson is wasting is the money of other Unite members. So in some respects it's a good thing that it makes him look like a dick to the people who pay his gigantic salary with their own wages. But what it really shows is how much of a hypocrite he is, because you could bet money on him kicking up a fuss if a Tory did this - probably even if they paid for it out of their own pocket. Incidentally, I had to fight tooth and nail to get my employer to pay for a £90 hotel room which I had to pay for because they made me stay so late I missed my last train home - for my 140-minute commute. So not only is Derek Simpson a hypocrite; not only is he a petty class warrior; he's also a little pussy who can't stomach minuscule train journeys back to his gigantic mansion.

1 comment:

Letters From A Tory said...

Of course the unions bosses are at it.

It's all power-to-the-people and the rest of that rubbish, until one or more of them get a sniff of some power and wealth....