I have been up since 4.30am as I have travelled down to London today (well yesterday as it is nearly 1am!) for a Notary Training Day. Although not compulsory it is recommended that Notaries attend the training days organised from time to time by The Notaries Society to ensure that we keep up to date with any changes.
My return rail trip back to Manchester was notable for two reasons. Firstly, I shared a carriage with Henry Winkler better known as The Fonz from the American hit tv series Happy Days. Secondly, because from about 10pm my phone didn’t stop ringing with various people wanting my reaction to the fact that the current M.P. for Bury North was featured on the front page of the Daily Telegraph and, later, was the leading news story on the BBC Radio 5 news bulletin. As is well known I never make personal attacks on other politicians and I am not about to start now.
What I can say is that I fully support the actions taken and the proposals made by David Cameron. I would personally never even dream of claiming for the things it appears some M.P’s have claimed for. I am always conscious that it is not Government money it is the public’s money. Hardworking families in Bury really struggle to make ends meet and I can well understand the anger that people feel when they read the revelations that have come to light in the past few days. I only hope that the damage that has been done to the standing and the trust of politicians can be repaired.