Saturday, March 10, 2012


Major Eric Joyce

Eric Joyce became a UK Labour Party Member of Parliament in 2000.

In November 2011, Joyce brought attention to shady deals in the Congo.

"Elements of the DRC government, in particular the current president, Joseph Kabila, have sold vast mining assets at knock-down prices to various offshore 'shell' companies," Joyce said.

Bloomberg news reported that the Congolese President, in cahoots with Israeli businessman Dan Gertler, had fleeced the Congolese people of $5.5 billion.

(Friends of the Congo: UK MP Eric Joyce Says Congo Loses $5.5 ...)

In 2009, Joyce resigned as a parliamentary aide to Defence Secretary Bob Ainsworth, criticising the government's strategy in Afghanistan.

Joyce spent 21 years in the army, leaving in 1999 with the rank of major.

Joyce described the army as racist and sexist.

Joyce holds a BA (Hons) degree in religious studies from University of Stirling.

He served as a Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to a number of UK government ministers.

Eric Joyce and teenage helper.

Joyce was the first MP to claim more than £1 million cumulatively in expenses.

In May 2009, tabloids reported Joyce was seeking advice from HM Revenue and Customs regarding £40,000 in unpaid capital gains tax on the sale of his London home.

On 18 November 2010 Joyce was arrested for failing to provide a breath test following a motoring incident in Falkirk. Joyce resigned from his position as Shadow Northern Ireland Minister.

Joyce was arrested on 22 February 2012 in Parliament for committing assault.

He was described as having gone 'berserk', hitting 'at least three MPs'.

He was fined £3,000 and ordered to pay £1,400 in compensation.

On 1 March 2012 it was alleged that Joyce had had a relationship with a teenage girl whom he had befriended whilst she was a seventeen-year-old pupil at a school in his constituency.

The teenager worked in Mr Joyce’s constituency office.

The Daily Record reported that Joyce admitted a relationship but denied it was sexual.

Joyce separated from his second wife before the 2010 election.


Zoompad said...

Glad you've posted this Aang, because I was thinking the same thing

Anonymous said...

An outsider who got inside and is causing ripples. They have to get rid of him, by any means, before he gets enough proof to blow them. For he can't like what he's seeing.

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