One of those to comment on Terry Fields' passing was Bob Wareing, MP for Liverpool West Derby. Wareing noted his disagreements with Militant but praised Terry's principle & honesty.
Wareing, too, has fallen foul of New Labour. He was deselected as the party's candidate for his seat at the next election & now sits as an Independent in the Commons.
However, that is where any similarity ends. Wareing was among those MPs who voted to maintain the expenses scam this week (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/7488639.stm ).
Congratulations, Bob, another one in the eye of the Establishment, eh? Your constituents in Norris Green & Croxteth will doubtless raise a glass to you tonight.
I also note that Eddie O'Hara, MP for the equally deprived Knowsley South constituency, opted to keep his right to claim for John Lewis flat-screen TVs & fitted kitchens.
It's only fair that I make a correction at this point: I stated the other day that MPs could claim £4,000 for a fitted kitchen. That figure was inaccurate. It's £10,000. My apologies for implying that members of Parliament would claim anything on the cheap.