Sean is a lifelong Labour voter. On 28 October 2008 [Margaret] Moran wrote to him as follows:Hey, Margaret, love. That ain't bullying ... this is. Deservedly.Dear Sean Spillane,The reference to "public bullying" seems to relate to a number of readers' letters written by Sean and published in his local paper, the Luton News. So, it's all right to ignore an election manifesto commitment and support a far more draconian piece of legislation, but when constituents fight back it's called "public bullying".
I refer to your most recent letter regarding the smoking ban. The contents are noted, however I refer you to my previous reply on this subject, particularly the evidenced health benefits of the ban.
As MPs we are elected to weigh in the balance the greater good for our constituents, and it is for this reason that I wholly support the current policy. No amount of public bullying of the sort you indulge in will change my position.
I also understand that the constitution for working men's clubs mandates that they are not party political. I therefore understand that your public statements have been referred to the relevant governing bodies.
Margaret Moran MP
Labour MP for Luton South
Moran, the last politician to be investigated over the scandal, faces 21 charges relating to more than £60,000 worth of parliamentary claims.As I've said before about those responsible for the Health Act 2006:
Keir Starmer QC, the director of public prosecutions, said there was ‘sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest’ to bring the charges.
Each time one of these odious, anti-social, community vandals gets their comeuppance, I always feel someone up above is enjoying a hearty chuckle.I know I certainly did on reading the good news today.
Enjoy that smokefree cell, Maggie.