Simon Kirby, MP for Brighton Kemptown has done what any good Tory Boy would do when faced with criticism.
On the Monday after the weekend that the Sunday Mirror newspaper exposed 340 MP’s who had claimed back their gas and electricity bills on their expenses, Simon Kirby releases a press release with the headline ‘SIMON KIRBY MP SADDENED OVER LABOUR HOSPITAL SOUR GRAPES’.
Knowing he’ll face criticism over claiming £244.84 for his electricity, while being a millionaire, obviously compelled him to shine the attention onto Labour to deflect attention from himself.
He says, ‘Labour Party members’ attacking comments on Twitter and elsewhere about my campaign to have a new hospital for Brighton are simply Labour sour grapes. They now realise what a big mistake they made supporting the hospital protest on Saturday. Any reasonable person will know that I have been consistently campaigning for the money, Labour failed to release, to come to Brighton to build a new hospital for everyone’s benefit.”
Its standard procedure to deflect attention onto Labour in times of trouble. 10 Downing Street employs this manoeuvre on a regular basis and Simon Kirby is replicating it on a local level in Brighton.
He continues, “It is a shame Labour cannot get behind the campaign, as I think something which is so important to the city should be above party politics.”
NO RESPECT FOR HARDWORKING TAXPAYERS.
This deflection of attention does nothing to hide the stark truth that Simon Kirby felt it to be morally acceptable for ‘hardworking’ tax-payers to foot his £244.84 electricity bill. His decision to do so makes it all the more immoral when you take in the fact that Simon Kirby is a multi-millionaire.
WHAT ELSE DOES HE CLAIM FOR?
Its public knowledge that Simon Kirby amassed his fortune from the pub trade during the ten years he served as a councillor. With moral judgements like his, it makes you wonder whether Simon Kirby used undue influence as a councillor to fraudulently amass a personal multi-million fortune. There is no better position to win trading licences than as a councillor on the County Council.
SIMON KIRBY IS A FRAUD.
The evidence is mounting up. Simon Kirby is not the ‘hardworking’, ‘sharing and caring’, ‘honest’ MP he likes his constituents to believe.
- Matt Taylor Joins Simon Kirby’s Fight for Brighton Hospital. (gettingreadyfor2015.wordpress.com)