Tag Archives: MP

MPs ‘editing their own Wikipedia entries’

Great article by the Tom Scott on how MPs apparently try to edit their own Wikipedia pages to take out the awkward stuff like their expenses record…

http://www.tomscott.com/wikiparliament/

My favourite bit is this:

The ‘sweeping things under the carpet’ award goes to the anonymous editor of the article on Joan Ryan, the former MP for Enfield North. Ever since June 2009, someone within Parliament has been persistently trying to remove the section about Ryan’s involvement in the MPs’ expenses scandal. Sometimes the section would vanish for just a few minutes; sometimes it would disappear for weeks before being noticed and replaced — but reliably, every couple of months or so until the General Election, someone within Parliament would try and sneakily wipe the past. Except on weekends, that is, when identical blanking attempts would come from an anonymous user in Joan Ryan’s constituency of Enfield.”

What a mug…

Here is an exclusive I just got while working for the Hendon Times. The local MP here nearly went blind after he dropped a mug on his face…

Continue reading