- Feb 20, 2011
BBC News - Lord Laird resigns whip over 'fake firm lobby offer'Ulster Unionist peer Lord Laird has resigned his party's whip amid accusations that he agreed to carry out parliamentary work for payment.
Not even the panto season yet and we have more lords a leaping, then you can shake a big thorn stick at. petunia"Having reviewed the video footage on the Daily Telegraph website and other media reporting of Lord Laird's engagement with alleged lobbyists, I telephoned his home this morning (Sunday) and as a result he has relinquished the party whip, pending the outcome of the review of his behaviour that he has already requested of the relevant authorities at Westminster," Mr Nesbitt said.
He told BBC Radio Ulster's Sunday Sequence: "Any sensible, right-minded person watching that video clip would form an opinion and that is not the opinion I would want for the Ulster Unionist Party.
Then again we will have to wait to see what the proper authorities at Westminster say.
(I can't start a thread, so what do you think of Ulster Skats cheerleader Laird?) Vivabrigada