Nowhere to hide, Mr Hoban: With advance notice of questions there’s no excuse for failure to answer

After Smith, Grayling and Cameron, Mark Hoban is now on the hook for his own lies, as he faces a grilling from MPs and questions to which he can’t claim not to know the answer, since he’s received them in advance. Watch this space tomorrow to see what happened. Another excellent article from Vox Political that exposes Hoban’s lies as well as highlighting more injustice and disdain heaped on disabled people by a ‘government’ that has managed to turn ‘wicked’ from histrionic hyperbole into understatement.

Vox Political

Let’s get something straight from the outset: By Parliamentary convention, if a government minister lies to MPs – or is found to have told falsehoods and does not then correct the inaccuracies, that is a resignation matter.

Until the current Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition came into power, this convention was observed by all parties. The fact that the current administration – which, let’s remember, did not win any elections to get into office – does not observe this convention is yet another indication that it is an outlaw government.

Iain Duncan Smith is a classic case of the Coalition attitude. He has told so many porkies to Parliament and the public that he is to be dragged before the Commons Work and Pensions committee to account for them. The trouble is, even if he is forced to admit knowingly misleading us all, there is no reason to expect him to…

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3 responses to “Nowhere to hide, Mr Hoban: With advance notice of questions there’s no excuse for failure to answer

  1. Actually “wicked” is an entirely apt word for certain of HMGs policies from giving benefit claimants a hard time to closing long-standing and much valued acute local hospital services that practically 100% of the local population (=taxpayers) feel they need.


    • Couldn’t agree more – but it’s a word I’ve tended to avoid because of the easy response that it’s histrionic. It’s started to become inadequate instead!


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