Tuesday, 26 May 2009
THE NERVE OF SOME PEOPLE......
FROM THE BALLS BLOG:
Ed Balls is Member of Parliament for the Normanton constituency
Working hard for himself, sorry, Sharlston, Normanton, Altofts,
Stanley, Outwood, Wrenthorpe, Ossett and Horbury.
“In the run up to to the second annual Veterans Day later this month, I presented medals to over a dozen veterans at Parkside Methodist Church in Outwood on Friday.
I have now presented medals to some 200 veterans who have served our country in years gone by - and I was particularly pleased to meet 95 year old James Thompson (pictured here) who was the oldest veteran at the ceremony.
Anybody who thinks they are entitled to a veterans badge but has not yet received one can contact my office. As well as those who served before or during World War II, the badge is now available for all men and women who enlisted in the Armed Forces before 31 December 1984.
The annual national Veterans Day takes place on Wednesday 27 June with events across the country. In the Wakefield District there will be a service at Wakefield Cathedral at 11am, which will be preceded by a parade from the cenotaph on Laburnum Road down to the Cathedral. “
FROM THE SUICIDE PRESSOGRAPH
MPs' expenses: Ed Balls's claim for Remembrance Sunday wreaths.
Ed Balls, the Schools Secretary and one of Gordon Brown’s closest allies, claimed £33 for two Remembrance Sunday poppy wreaths — and had the bill disallowed by the Commons authorities.
Yes, that's right. Ed Scumbag Balls presenting medals. To veterans. Oh, brave new world....