The Mirror’s new political correspondent James Lyons has an important story about the defence chiefs’ attack on Gordon Brown last month:
Three retired generals who
attacked Gordon Brown for not spending enough on our troops have
lucrative jobs with defence firms, the Mirror can reveal.
The Prime Minister was accused last month by five former military chiefs of short-changing soldiers.
Admiral Lord Boyce, Field Marshal Lord Inge and General Lord Guthrie
did not bother mentioning that their firms had made fortunes from huge
military contracts and the war in Iraq.
Labour MP Eric Joyce called for a probe into why they ignored
parliamentary rules. He said: "They should say sorry to their fellow
Lords and come clean about how much they are pocketing from these
defence firms." (Mirror)
A very good reason to get on and abolish the House of Lords.