So says John Mann, the fiery MP for Bassetlaw who’s been hurling the invective at Barclays and Bob Diamond of late.
He’s now fuming that he and fellow member of the awkward squad Andrea Leadsom have reportedly been left off the grand British parliamentary Banking Enquiry being led by treasury select committee head Andrew Tyrie.
Mann’s full response:
Both Andrea and I were available for the Inquiry and because we are too outspoken we have been blocked. This exposes the Inquiry as a total whitewash with Andrew Tyrie reaching his conclusions in advance of the meetings. We need to get to the bottom of this scandal and I’m therefore setting up my own inquiry into this dreadful mess.
It seems that other TSC members are indeed on the Tyrie team — Conservative Mark Garnier, Labour MPs Pat Mcfadden and Andy Love and Lib Dem John Thurso. A number of peers will also feature – although with the enquiry set to run over the summer, certain parliamentarians found they couldn’t attend.
It’s not clear whether the Mann Enquiry will run in parallel to the Tyrie Enquiry, or whether it will be a back to back affair. Either way news media in Britain are sure to welcome this important silly season initiative.