MacShane – Some Points To Ponder For Rotherham Labour Members

For MacShane himself, this outcome may end up being the political equivalent of the ‘poisoned chalice’, in that he has not proved his innocence at all, it was simply not possible to establish a case ‘beyond reasonable doubt’, in the criminal courts.

I suspect that the lower test in the Civil Courts of, ‘on the balance of probabilities’, will be enough to deter the sprinkling of defamation writs around if one were to express doubt about his innocence.

Certainly in the court of public opinion he is now irretrievably damaged goods and voters will react very badly, if they are presented once again with MacShane as their Labour Candidate at the next General Election!

Rotherham Constituency Labour Party now has a public service to render to the people – to rid us of this dishonourable, loathsome and greedy MP and chose someone in whom we can all take pride and place our trust!

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Exclusive – MacShane’s magic calculator!

In a posting on the 14th June, we brought you news of developments in the MacShane expenses scandal when we published the following extract:

“New and completely fresh problems have emerged with his expenses claims, discovered by Peter Thirlwall and now being examined by Police and Parliamentary Authorities after being missed by everyone until now!”

From: Advertiser delivers MacShane free week! Or does it?

Peter Thirlwall, trying to make sense of MacShane’s expenses, entered the details on a spreadsheet. What became immediately apparent to Peter, was the discrepancy between the totals in each claim and the total claimed by MacShane, to the tune of £250 extra, month after month! Then an eagle eyed employee identified the error which had lain undiscovered for many months and adjusted his claim accordingly. Reducing the sum paid by £250 without apparent complaint from Denis.

Denis, the very next month and every month thereafter, again picked up his magic calculator** and claimed an extra £250 per month even though the error had been unequivocally demonstrated to MacShane the previous month! It would be difficult to explain this, without using the words, fraud, systematic and calculated, in the same sentence, it would appear!

By our reckoning Denis netted at least £3,000, by means of this little ‘accidental’ error!

When will this disgraced, greedy, dishonest and frankly embarrassing, Member of Parliament for Rotherham, realise that he must go!

Everyone here, made up their minds about that, a long time ago. The lack of evidence of support from within Rotherham Labour Party or it’s members, speaks volumes. Where are the letters of support in the Advertiser? There have been none, need we say more!

** Denis’s magic calculator adds an extra £250 to a column of figures when claiming his expenses it would appear.