Bagman, before we start .. and I don’t want this to go any further ..
Remember that ex office furniture you helped me pick up after the auction? A chair, some bookshelves and a couple of filing cabinets? Cheap filing cabinets. Because they were locked. Locked.
Do government departments sell off old furniture to scrape some funds together? Do political parties have chook raffles and get the auctioneers in? Foreign money and Turnbull millions: Donors who helped the Liberals win the election
This is not a metaphor: Britain’s Parliament is a nest of vermin.
The 19th-century building is crumbling, leaky, unsafe and infested with vermin.
The human occupants will now move out to allow several years of major repairs.
I know, love the headline, but it’s pretty sad to see a beautiful neo-Gothic Parliament building, one of London’s most famous landmarks treated like this. Allowed to fall into disrepair, fill up with rubbish and develop a rodent breeding colony. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Not a dump. I’m being petty here but I believe that governments have the responsibility to care for heritage buildings and ancient monuments. What have they been spending the money on? Why didn’t they flog off some of the office furniture?
extremely sad news
Comrade Simon Millar – Only wish he could have hung around long enough to enjoy the Revolution
Comrade Andrew Casey
Andrew worked at the ACTU in the early 90s, then United Voice (when it was the LHMU) and then the AWU. He was running the Australian arm of LabourStart, the first and still only, international union online news and campaign network. He was a trade unionist through and through.