Letter to the Parliamentary Commissioner
for Standards from Mrs Jean Bird
I think it is an absolute outrage that Frank Roy
(Labour) and others have made money on betting Michael Martin
To think that these men made profits of many thousands
of pounds when crucial voting was needed to appoint the BEST SPEAKER
for our Parliament and country; is beyond comprehension.
It is a total disgrace, dishonour, and stinks to
high heaven. It is quite obvious even to a layman that these men
would have voted for an alien from outer space if they had, had
a bet on them.
Surely no harder evidence is needed than the open
admission from Frank Roy that he had made a killing by betting
on Mr Martin can be proof enough.
I think by this sort of conduct they (the gamblers)
have brought the House of Commons into disrepute and made a laughing
stock of the whole procedure.
1 November 2000