YESTERDAY the Mail Online reported:
'Disgraced MP Simon Danczuk (the MP for Rochdale) has re-hired his selfie-loving ex-wife to help run his constituency office with the 32-year-old reportedly being paid more than £12,000 a year for the part-time role. Danczuk, 49, who remains suspended from the Labour party after sending a string of lewd texts to a teenage girl, apparently re-employed Karen because she "understands the casework". She is now said to have taken up the £12,000-a-year job to "do him a favour" after other workers quit.'
The Sun quotes a local Labour source saying 'this will be seen as fleecing the taxpayer yet again' and the pair 'are already seen locally as freeloaders out for themselves'.
Today Rochdale Online reported:
'Rochdale Lib Dem Leader Councillor Andy Kelly is calling for the Danczuks to finally end the "media circus that continues to drag the town down". Councillor Kelly said: "I am quite frankly flabbergasted at this news. It is an absolute disgrace. I thought the Danczuk's couldn't stoop any lower. It appears that they can. They are sticking two fingers up at Rochdale people and it's completely unacceptable. It's time for Simon to go".'
It is most likely that Simon will hang on as long as he can to squeeze the last bit on stipend out of the long suffering tax-payers. From an anarchist point of view Simon Danczuk represents a caricature of what politics is all about.